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Coup-de-Ville

I can’t hear the name Coup-de-Ville without thinking of John Carpenter’s band. It’s a pretty cheesy number but awesome all the same – just like the movie from which it’s taken.

FILM - Coupe De Ville

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Eastman Double-X.

Taken on 17 August 2019

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In a space of his own

This chap was sat cross-legged in a space between stalls at the Lincoln Steam Rally. It was difficult to know if he was watching me take his photo or not due to his sunglasses, and he gave little indication of any concern if he was. I tipped him a smile and a thanks afterwards though, just in case.

FILM - Zen

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 17 August 2019

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£10 boots

These boots were on the floor outside a stall full of bric-a-brac at the Lincoln Steam Rally. I enjoy looking at stalls (or shops) that carry this miscellaneous hodge-podge of stuff.

The vast majority of it is on no interest whatsoever in terms of purchases (although I have found the odd camera bargain or interesting book) but it’s nice to look at it all nontheless. There’s a sense of nostagia and mystery to it. What is it? Who did it belong to? How did it get here?

I’ve no idea what those mechanical fastenings near the bottom of the frame are used for, for instance.

I sometimes wonder if, one day after I’m no longer around, some of my stuff will end up in a similar place?

FILM - £10 boots

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 17 August 2019

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Red and expired

I’ve shot a number of rolls of expired film, some turn out wonderfully (some 20-year-old Tmax was beautiful) while others are less so and can result in grainy images that look muddy and, even worse for the home scanners among us, hideously curled negatives that are nigh on impossible to hold flat (or even get into the negative holders!).

All of which goes to reinforce just how nice this batch of expired Fuji Superia 100 that I bought a couple of years back is. Although it expired over ten years ago, it had been well stored and as a result behaves pretty much as good as when it was fresh. Obviously I don’t have a fresh roll to compare it with, but the colours it produces are both vivid and natural in a very satisfying fashion. The vividness is illustrated in todays picture, with the red of the fire engine leaping off the image. It’s not quite as in-your-face as Kodak Ektar, but it still pops and has a more natural look to the colours.

I’m very happy to have three full boxes of it in the freezer yet to shoot.

FILM - Hose attachments

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Fuji Superia 100 (expired).

Taken on 17 August 2019

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Summer hat

I guess autumn is here. My kids are back at school tomorrow, the radiators switched on briefly yesterday morning as I was getting out of bed, and the local photo club is meeting this evening for the first time since the summer recess.

I don’t mind though – autumn is my favourite season and I’m looking forward to later sunrises and earlier sunsets, the crispness in the air, and the onset of colour as the leaves begin to turn. Still got a few weeks yet though and at least one summery day-out still planned for this month.

As a mark of summer’s passing, here’s a summery hat that was in the passenger seat of the ’46 Chevy truck that I photographed the other week.

If you’re lamenting the summer gone, there’s a nice post about it on Jim Grey’s blog that’s worth a read.

FILM - Passenger seat

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Fuji Superia 100 (expired).

Taken on 17 August 2019

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Isometric

This tiny van (which looks suspiciously like the one that Postman Pat drives, albeit blue and rusty) is one of the boxiest-looking vehicles I’ve ever seen, which led to the shot below. The right-angled corners mean it looks like something built in Minecraft or an old forced-3D vidogame from the 80s.

FILM - Isometric
Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Fuji Superia 100 (expired).

Taken on 17 August 2019

 

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On the Buses

One of my short posts today – I’ve spent the last hour-and-a-half packing up some stuff that I sold on eBay and I’m losing the will to go on. While it’s always nice to get a bit of cash for things you no longer want or need, the packing part is a real chore. Oh well, it’s done now, so I’ll be thankful for that.

Anyway, a couple of days ago I mentioned that I might have a photo of the interior of the bus that featured as that day’s photo. Well <drum roll>, here it is! See, some things are really worth waiting for, aren’t they? I’m not saying that this is one of them, but some things are. 🙂

FILM - On the Buses

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Fuji Superia 100 (expired).

Taken on 17 August 2019

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’46 Chevy

This attractive Chevy truck was at the Lincoln Steam Rally. It had been carefully painted to give it a somewhat well-worn finish and it looked great in the bright sunshine – the browns and reds of the bodywork contrasting vividly with the bright chrome of the grille and the glass of the headlamps.

FILM - Chevy

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 & Fuji Superia 100 (expired).

Taken on 17 August 2019