More still life

Another one of my still life attempts from the weekend. Although shot on Portra 400, I converted this to black and white as it looked much better (the melon was very pale, with barely any colour to it anyway).

FILM - Melon

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400 (expired in 2016).

Taken on 18 February 2018

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Boots

A photo competition I’m taking part in has “Still-Life” at the theme for February. It’s not a form that I’ve much of an affinity for if I’m honest, even though some of my photos undoubtedly fall under the banner by accident. Whatever the case, I’ve found it difficult to drum up much enthusiasm, but nonetheless shot a roll of expired Portra 400 I had lying around. Most of the shots are pretty uninspiring, although there are maybe four or five that are worth a second glance (though probably not much more). The photo below was my favourite, and the one I submitted.

FILM - Boots

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400 (expired in 2016).

Taken on 18 February 2018

Millstone Grit

I had a day off work this week and took a trip out into the nearby Peak District National Park. I was mostly trying my hand (not very successfully) at some landscape stuff using my digital camera, but I still stuck a couple of film cameras in my bag and managed to polish off a roll of 120 Portra 400, plus the remains of some Tmax 400 in my Pentax P30T.

The area I visited is littered with millstones in varying stages of completion, hewn from the local gritstone. The one in this photo must’ve been photographed many, many thousands of times as it lays right next to the footpath leading to Over Owler Tor.

FILM - Millstone Grit

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Portra 400 (expired 2016).

Taken on 7 February 2018

Cowabunga dude!

In the early afternoon light, this large gritstone boulder on the moors above Hathersage, UK, had the look of a face, so I took the photo. It was only after scanning the negative that it struck me as to what it reminded me of – a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (albeit one with a slightly lopsided face), complete with the tail of its bandana fluttering from the left side of its neck.

Or maybe it just looks like a big rock…

FILM - Ninja Turtle?

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Portra 400 (expired 2016).

Taken on 7 February 2018

More classic cars at Brodsworth Hall

This is a follow on post from the previous entry, this time containing the Kodak Portra 400 shots taken with my Yashica Mat 124 G. The film was slightly expired (although the date on it was 2016, so it’s still more-or-less fresh really).

FILM - Brodsworth Hall classic car show 2017-12

Brodsworth Church is not actually part of the English Heritage site and, as far as I could ascertain from my brief walk around it, not accessible from it either. There were a couple of gates that I suppose I could have climbed over, but they were padlocked shut, so I didn’t take the chance.

FILM - Father's day

A couple of close-ups of the Willys Jeeps that were on display:

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FILM - Brodsworth Hall classic car show 2017-17

And finally, a bunch of car shots, my favourite being the elderly couple looking at the Bond Bug, which I think has a quirky “Martin Parr” feel to it.

FILM - Brodsworth Hall classic car show 2017-13

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