Still water

This is one of those shots that turns out much better than you expected. I took a few shots of the reservoir and reflected trees, but the ones I thought would look best featured some ducks in the middle of the still water. I didn’t really think much about this one until the negatives came back, and it was the best of the bunch.

FILM - At the reservoir

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 21 December 2017


Private fishing

The water on this pond was beautifully still on the day I took this. Well, apart from when the ducks kept swimming past.

FILM - Private fishing

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Kodak Tmax 100.

Taken on 21 December 2017

After the rain had passed

On the day I visited Hull back in November, the weather was a mixture of sunshine and showers.  This was taken after the rain had stopped and the sun was illuminating the pub. I think it was the reflection in the puddle that drew my eye.

FILM - After the rain

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Kodak Tri-X.

Taken on 29 November 2017

A church in a pond

I had to stand on a bench in order to get the composition right for this (sometimes waist-level finders are a distinct disadvantage!). As a result it suffers from a bit of camera shake if examined closely, but I like it nonetheless. It’s a little far for me to travel to re-take sadly, although maybe one day…

FILM - Church in a pond

Yashica Mat 124 G & Ilford FP4+.

Taken on 30 August 2017

Trees in a puddle

It’s a shame that I didn’t get the entire puddle in shot, but I was stuck with a 50mm lens, and moving back a step meant the reflected trees moved and the composition lost its impact.

FILM - Trees in a puddle

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

Taken on 27 September 2017