Fly agaric – industar 69

Whilst camping last weekend I had the opportunity to shoot this emblem of autumn.

Rather than use the optically perfect fuji xf 35mm F1.4, I used the more interesting industar 69 pancake lens on my xpro1.

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industar 69 soft – sorta macro
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industar 69 f2.8

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Fly agaric – industar 69

Stuff I saw in Nottingham with a Fujipet EE

Yet another ebay find. It is essentially a fixed lens toy camera (think fuji holga). The electronics are dead but they did nothing more than move a aperture disc inside, a very narrow f stop at that. The shutter is similar to a holga, and disassembly is similar too.IMG_20171009_144321647

Anyway here is my test roll from around Nottingham today between coffee, beer and ‘States of America’ exhibition at the contemporary.

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Stuff I saw in Nottingham with a Fujipet EE

Stuff I saw at higger tor

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The valley from the car
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The boys
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Tom
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Rocks
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Landscape photographer no?
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Tom posing
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Luke
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Rainbow
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Rainbow 2
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Walking back in the rain

Olympus Mju ii // Kodak trix at 1600, hc110 1:47 dilution for 16mins at 20c. Grain, grain, grain – “Photographers seem to need periodically to resist their own knowingness and to remystify what they do” Sontag, on photography pg 126.

Stuff I saw at higger tor

What I saw in the peaks

Five locations in one day.

Bakewell

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Best shop in bakewell (imo)
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Connor in cafe
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Geese upstream
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Doggo

Arbor Low Stone Circle

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Tom & Luke
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Lunch
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Wildflowers
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Tom loves life
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Antiquities
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Close up of one of the stones

Hathersage

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The alpkit store
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Hathersage wit

Derwent dam

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Derwent Reservoir
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Derwent dam

Burbage valley (north)

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Connor
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Connor & Tom
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Luke
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Luke & view
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View

Leica m2/ v.c 35 2.5. Kodak tri-x rated at el 1600.

What I saw in the peaks

Stuff I saw on yet another camping trip; Olympus 35 SP + kodak double x

Between camping trips I got a beat up old Olympus 35 SP with non-working meter (who needs it) as a substitute for the Leica m2 on camping trips and the like. I cleaned the rangefinder patch and viewfinder of gunk and dust. I am also thinking about adjusting the rangefinder (if possible) as it back focuses a little. Overall, its a chunky Olympus Trip or RC with a hefty piece of f 1.7 glass, but I think that line of topic is for another future blog post.

So for the weekend I took the oly sp and a roll of kodak double x which I shot at box speed el 250 for plenty of opportunity to shoot at f1.7 if I needed to. I don’t normally go for shallow depth of field, its an over done cliché. Its bad practise unless done right, but I really wanted to push the lens to see what it could do wide open. Spoiler to any future blog post on the camera- when wide open it has a nice vignette, arching swirly bokeh, and softening of the corners.

Camping involved trying out my new alpkit gas stove, taking hammock naps in the hot sun, and drinking coffee late into the night. Its a good way to spend the weekend.

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Hayley cooking dinner
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Connor
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Hays
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Solo stove – better than tv
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Home for the weekend
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Fungi
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Connor & Tom w/ nip
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Luke whittling
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Fungi 2 -slightly surly bokeh
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Fun guy Tom
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Break on walk
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Kettle
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Hammock life
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Sunday/going home blues

The film was developed using this hc110 recipe. You can also see Connors blog post about the camp here.

Stuff I saw on yet another camping trip; Olympus 35 SP + kodak double x

Stuff I saw Camping

For me, camping involves a philosophy of doing little as possible, enjoying the outdoors, sleeping in hammocks, having breakfast from the hammock, talking about how warm or cold you slept in the night, drinking coffee hourly through the day, looking for the ‘tumblr photos’ with the camera ready, and more importantly enjoying the company of friends. This camp hit all the marks with extras like watching a meteor shower and having Hayley enjoy hammock camping for the first time.

Images taken with xpro1, with a 14mm fuji lens and a Jupiter 8. I prefer the j8 images, they have charm. Its easy to tell the lenses apart, the j8 has classic sonnar bokeh and a narrow focal length.

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Home for the weekend
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Peeking into robin hoods cave
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Tom and his fuji
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Dead Tree
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New kettle on the fire, its first boil
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Crew
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Luke cooking
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Luke cooking 2
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Lukes trip
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Hays & camp fire
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Sunday morning coffee
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More Coffee
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Solo stove 1
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solo stove 2
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Admire the solo stove
Stuff I saw Camping

Stuff I saw at Ladybower reservoir & win hill

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The reservoir from the dam
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The dam
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The reservoir from the side
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The reservoir from the lake shore
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Waters edge
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Found; piled wood
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Found; Bottle
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Found; Flatcap
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Footprints
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Sculpture at Heatherdene
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Sculpture at Heatherdene 2
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Raining whilst walking to win hill
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River Derwent
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Found; Tonic water
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Climbing Win hill 1
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Climbing Win hill 2
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Climbing win hill 3
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Parkin clough
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Sign
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Sheep
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The sheep that followed
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The top
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The very top
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The actual top
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View from the top looking towards mam tor
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Heather at the top
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Plantation on the way down
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Trees blocking the path
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One last picture from the dam

Shot with a xpro1 and a industar69 with a modified fujifilm black and white red profile.

Stuff I saw at Ladybower reservoir & win hill