Stuff I saw at Upper Padley

On Wednesday we went to upper padley, in the peak district. Rather than taking my usual hiking setup of a tripod and a pinhole camera, I took my gas stove instead for hot drinks. As a lightweight alternative I took my holga, my m2, and film.

I know the place well enough now, so at times I found myself shooting for shallow depth of field and getting close, something that I don’t normally do. I don’t normally shoot wider than f8 unless the subject calls for it, such as a portrait in a busy environment.

I’m not that happy with the images, but it was a nice walk with the leica.

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Collapsed wall
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Bark texture
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Always a sucker for graffiti
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Trees of surprise view
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Mother cap
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 Hays vs Mother cap 
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Textures of mother cap
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 Stream
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Fiddleheads
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Bridge at padley
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Hays and Majestic doggo
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Tree at owler tor

I have yet to develop the film from the holga, if it comes out okay in development, I’ll share in a second part.

My forgotten rolls of colour film

Last night I tried c41 processing at home.  I found it to be much faff and less enjoyable than black and white processing, but this morning, after processing more rolls, I think I have the process down.

I have the BelliniFoto Monopart C41 Kit from nik & trick. It features a developer, a bleach, fixer and a stabiliser to wash with. The main differences from a black and white process are the temperatures, which are much higher at 38c, and with this kit there are no water washes.

My main reason for getting a c41 kit was to finally process old colour films and to try the process. I stopped mostly shooting colour film towards the end of 2014 and started experimenting with black and white films, so there are a few colour films hanging about waiting for development.

The following is a complete 120 roll of ektar that I exposed with a holga pinhole camera on a trip to kent, 2015.

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The following are the best bits from 2 rolls of agfa vista (re-branded fuji stuff) spanning 2014-15, featuring two camping trips. I think they were shot with a contax 139q, and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.7.

It looks like a tumblr blog, is that still a thing?

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Woods
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zebra billy can
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zebra billy can 2
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standing about
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lounging about
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axe
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axe 2
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tools
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tools 2
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Ben

Currently burning more agfa vista 200 in my oly mju ii. I want to see what a freshly exposed pushed film will be like.