Looks familiar..

Yeah, that’s because it was taken in the same field, on the same day as the shot I posted on 2 Feb. It’s maybe not as nice a shot, but it still works pretty well thanks to the clouds and the curve of the path I think.

FILM - Same field, different view

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).

Taken on 25 January 2018

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Paths and powerlines

Although it doesn’t look it in the shot, this path was coated in a slippery layer of heavy mud, which meant my shoes and the cuffs of my jeans were filthy by the time I got to the end.

I think the photo made it worthwhile though. 🙂

FILM - Crossing a field as the crow flies

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).

Taken on 25 January 2018

When we touch, when we kiss

A fairly mundane subject for today’s photo, but the light falling on it was lovely, so I couldn’t resist the shot.

The title is in reference of the Electric Six song, Danger! High Voltage, in case you were wondering.

FILM - When we touch, when we kiss

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

Taken on 31 December 2017

Oddshots #3

This has come rather closer to the last Oddshots posting than I expected, but as I haven’t gotten around to writing about the roll of Ektar I shot on Tuesday as yet, I thought I’d drop this in to keep up the flow of posts (I promised myself I would update the blog at least once a week, but seem to have gotten into a faster pace, so I may as well keep it up while I have stuff to show).

So, today’s oddshot was taken back in January this year with my Olympus OM-1. I’d bought a roll of Rollei Retro 400s film after being impressed by the results I’d seen produced by other people, so I loaded it up and off I went on a somewhat misty and gloomy winter’s day. What I’d not considered however, was the double whammy facts that, 1) Rollei Retro 400s is better shot at 200 ASA rather than box speed (at least according to most of the reports I looked at after I’d shot my roll) and, 2) that my OM-1 meter was out by about a stop due to it containing a 1.5v battery rather than the 1.35v it was expecting. I thought I was compensating for this by the meter needle placement, but I was clearly out by some margin (I’ve since had the camera modified to meter correctly with a 1.5v cell). The result of this was that the entire roll came out pretty significantly underexposed.

While some of the shots were write-offs, thanks to film being film, I was still able to rescue a good percentage of the photos. They’re all still underexposed, but in a way that I wasn’t unhappy with, and which rather suited the murky day on which they were shot. The picture below is an example of this. While’s it’s pretty dark, I really think that it’s added some atmosphere that might otherwise not have been there and resulted in a photo I like a lot. I’ll maybe post others from the same set in future.

FILM - On bleak winter days