Film photography · Medium Format · Photography


Three horses on a carousel. I’m very happy with the colours I got when scanning this roll of Ektar. It’s the first time I’ve shot this film in a while and, based on the images I got, I hope to shoot more.

I’m less happy with the Fuji Velvia 100 that I’m attempting to scan this eveneing however. Despite having satisfactory results with this film scanned on my Plustek in the past, tonight the scans are a disappointment. Compared with the actual transparencies, the scans look dull and underexposed in comparison. I normally have a good success rate scanning 35mm E6 transparencies using this method, but something is off-kilter.

I usually use Vuescan when scanning slide film, but am resorting to Silverfast this time to see if I can get something I prefer using that method instead. Fingers crossed…


Yashicamat 124 G & Kodak Ektar. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.

Taken on 25 June 2022

Film photography · Medium Format · Photography

Ponies behind bars

When I saw these ponies behind a gate, I took a detour from the footpath to make a photo. At first only one was there, but others soon became curious and joined the group – possibly with the expectation that I might have some sort of tasty snack for them. I felt oddly guilty for attracting them to the gate, even if unintentionally,  with no reward other than a photograph that they will never see.

I’ll take this walk again at some point though, so perhaps I’ll take along an apple or two next time.

FILM - Behind bars

Holga 120N & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2012).

Taken on 27 December 2019

35mm · Film photography · Photography


It was slightly awkward taking these photos. The horses were on the other side of a stone wall, but there was only a small length of it accessible to me (the rest was blocked by a hedge), and the section I could get to was at the top of a small, but slippery earth bank, so it was difficult to keep the camera steady.

Still, these have come out nice and sharp – mostly due to the sun making an appearance and allowing a snappier shutter speed.

Unfortunately, the horse at the rear was enjoying its lunch and didn’t move position, and my vantage point was such that it wasn’t possible to take any pictures that didn’t have its head hidden by the backside of its buddy.

FILM - Watch where you stick your head

FILM - Stop giving me that funny look

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 21 December 2017