Towards Hathersage

Looking into the Hope Valley from Bolehills, with Hathersage off to the right of the frame.

Film - Over towards Hathersage

Pentax P30T, Rikenon 50mm f/2 & Kodak Tmax 400.

Taken on 7 February 2018

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Trident

I’m a sucker for photos like this one. It’s a mundane subject, but the tones and depth of field are really nice. I love the way the barbed wire fades in and out of focus as it enters an leaves the shot.

FILM - Trident

Pentax P30T, Rikenon 50mm f/2 & Kodak Tmax 400.

Taken on 7 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

Ladybower

This is a shot taken back in the spring with my Lubitel 166 Universal. I’ve since sold the camera after getting my Yashica Mat 124 G – while the Lubitel could take some nice photographs, it was pretty fiddly to use and focussing was tricky.

This is cropped to 6×4.5 ratio from the 6×6 original (although the camera had an adapter that allowed 6×4.5 shots to be made).

FILM - At Ladybower

Lomo Lubitel 166 Universal and Rollei RPX 400.

Taken on 12 March 2017

Out of the heather

I’ve been digging through some (slightly) older shots to see if there are any that I haven’t done anything with, but which are still worth a look. This was one which stood out.

FILM - Out of the heather

Nikon F70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Fujifilm Acros 100.

Taken on 20 September 2017