Love locks

As on many bridges around the world, the pedestrian footbridge across the river Wye at Bakewell in Derbyshire is festooned with padlocks placed there by couples, friends, and anyone else with a reason to attach one.

FILM - Locks

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Kodak Portra 160.

Taken on 20 February 2017


Tunnel vision

I wonder how many times that title has been used for similar posts?

An older shot, from a trip to York back in the summer. I think I might’ve already posted a similar shot, taken at the same location and time, but that one was in portrait format, so this is a new one.

FILM - Into the light

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 10 June 2017

Round the bend

I thought I’d break up the flow of recent colour shots with an, erm, older colour shot – the twist here being that it’s Portra 160 converted to B&W because it just looked better that way.

FILM - Around the corner

Olympus OM-1, F Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Kodak Portra 160.

Taken on 20 February 2017

Old phone

I might not get the chance to post anything tomorrow, so here’s a quickie post to make up for it in advance.

This was taken in Gainsborough Old Hall (although I’m relatively sure it’s not a relic of the Tudor times in which the building was constructed 🙂 ).

FILM - The old phone

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Rollei Superpan 200.

Taken on 31 July 2017.

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

This was taken at the Classics on The Moor classic car rally in Sheffield a few weeks ago. It’s another of the underexposed Rollei Superpan 200 shots, but another that I think works despite the dark tones.

FILM - Classics on the Moor 2017-2

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Rollei Superpan 200

Taken on 6 August 2017

Something low key

After seeing some lovely low-key film shots on a forum I’m a member of, I decided to go ahead and produce one myself. I’ve done low-key before, but mostly digital, and I tend to chicken out from crushing the blacks too much and end up bringing the detail back up. In the shot below, I went all-in, and a large chunk of the image is pure black.

It was an underexposed shot to begin with – the entire roll, despite being shot at box speed on a camera with a correctly working meter, came out thin, and with lots of speckles of dust-like marks. In fact, this is the second roll of Rollei film that I’ve had this issue with (the first being Rollei Retro 400s), although a roll of Superpan 200 in 120 roll format came out just fine). I don’t have any more at present, but think I will shoot it at half-box speed in future.

Anyway, back to the picture. Despite the flecks of white scattered across the image (I cleaned most of them up, honestly!) I think it works quite well.

FILM - Low-key vases

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Rollei Superpan 200.

Taken on 8 August 2017.