Sorrento mixer

Here’s a splash of colour to break up the black and white stuff. I’m currently in the process of re-scanning last year’s holiday photos with my newly acquired Plustek 35mm scanner. I was really disappointed with the original scans that I made on the V550 – no matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the colours in the Ektar negatives to look right. They all has strange colour casts that I could never fix to my satisfaction.

I’m not sure if the Plustek and Silverfast are giving me accurate Ektar colours (I don’t have any lab scans to compare to), but they’re a quantum leap ahead of my earlier efforts and I’m really happy with them now.

FILM - Mixer

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 22 August 2018

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From the Gardens of Augustus

This view alone is worth the 1 Euro entry fee to these small, but scenic gardens high on the island of Capri, Italy.

FILM - From the Gardens of Augustus

Olympus OM-1,  Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 21 August 2018

Magazine stand

I really wish I’d waited a split second for the lady to step into the light. I think it would have improved the shot a lot. Alas, there were so many people walking back and forth in front of me, this was the only chance I got without a blurry person in the foreground.

FILM - Magazine stand

Olympus OM-1,  F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 21 August 2018

The Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin

The main reason for my visit to Clumber Park at the weekend was to take shots of this church – the photo comp I’m in has ‘churches’ as November’s subject, and this is a nice church in scenic surroundings.

FILM - The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin-3

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 5 November 2017

Flowers in the greenhouse

After a couple of rolls of Fomapan 100, I decided to try some colour film in the Mess-Ikonta and, at the weekend, I paid another trip to Clumber Park and, again, ventured into the walled kitchen garden and glasshouse, where I found this nice little scene.

FILM - In the glasshouse

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 5 November 2017

A world of colour (in black and white)

I had a day off work yesterday and took a trip out to the nearby Peak District National Park. On the north-eastern edge of the park, close to Sheffield, lies the Longshaw estate, and that was my destination.

I took the Yashica Mat 124 G loaded with a roll of Ektar, and the Nikon F70 with the remains of a roll of Acros 100. I’m a little disappointed with the Ektar shots – a couple at the start of the roll are spoiled by some sort of defect, and the others lack some of the wow factor I was hoping for.

However, I still got several photos I like and, although Ektar’s strength is in it’s richly saturated colour, I decided to throw that all out of the window after deciding many of the shots had a lot more impact in monochrome. I also cropped the third of these to a 6×7 ratio to remove some distracting highlights from the top of the frame.

So, here are three of them.

FILM - Rowan tree

FILM - Little wooden bridge

FILM - The root of the problem

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Extar 100 (converted to black and white in Lightroom).

Taken on 20 September 2017