A pond in the distance

This is probably a bit of an everyday type shot, but I liked the scene enough to press the shutter, and the Portra has captured the colours wonderfully. I don’t think it would work without that big white cloud though.

FILM - There's a pond down there

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400.

Taken on 17 March 2019

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Manor Lane

A scene I’ve photographed before (not long after I first got the Yashica Mat, in fact). I’d hoped for a few more puddles in the road, but only got a trio of small ones in the shot. The dry road surface doesn’t make for a bad leading line though.

FILM - Manor Road

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400.

Taken on 17 March 2019

Ploughed

I went for a drive to find something to shoot the last few frames of a roll of Portra I had in the Yashica Mat. As I rounded a bend on a country lane, the sunlight on this ploughed field caught my eye.

FILM - Earth and sky

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Portra 400.

Taken on 17 March 2019

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

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