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

Port of Newhaven, VHF Ch. 12

This zine is by Alexis Maryon, published by fistful of books. It features black and white photos over 60 pages, covering the south England port of Newhaven. Images range from social documentary, street photography, industry, and landscapes. 

The format of the zine is a landscape orientation, which I haven’t had before. It seems to work as the majority of the images are taken with a wide angle, so the landscapes are uncropped while the documarty styled portraits feature a lot of environment revealing the subjects surroundings.

The quality of the paper and printing is great for the money, for £11 with delivery it seems like a steal, and with only 120 editions, a keeper. 

Port of Newhaven, VHF Ch. 12

Stuff I saw with a Holga

Despite having no kitchen and limited bathroom, with bits of plaster hanging for dear life on the walls, I managed to develop some film this weekend.

This roll of hp5 is from the trusty holga. I had the holga laying in my bag for sometime, so I genuinely didn’t know what was on the roll of film. Places range from Lincolnshire to Nottinghamshire. It’s sorta like a practice for holga week.

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College door
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Double exposure of Lincoln
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Angel cafe
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A studio shot using a holga / flash experiment
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Rowan tree
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Wheat field
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Field post
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Hayley and her new friend
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Wheat field / slight tram lines
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ol’ tree
Stuff I saw with a Holga

Stuff I saw around Lincoln in June part 2 (Shooting ferrania film, again)

I use to shoot ferrania film quite a bit when it was still readily available in, of all places, the pound shop. ‘Solaris 200’ use to sit along side ‘agfa vista 200’, while gainer than the latter it was better for colours with deep blues that ‘popped’ out. It was, at one time, my favourite colour film, even coming with me on trips.

Keeping this short, this new film is the black and white p30, they have recently produced and sold. It was delayed a little, much to the annoyance of many. I got 5, and gave 3 away to friends. Share the wealth.

Here are a few snapshots using the film. First thoughts are that it isn’t as forgiving as most films, lot of blown highlights. Using a yellow filter the contrast is high. Its a distinctive look.

The film was developed in rodinal APH 09 1 + 50 for 8 minutes. One minute agitation at start then 1 per minute thereafter.

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Tower

 

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Castle walls
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Cathedral
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Tombstone in the castle
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Pause
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Lincoln Knight
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Lincoln Knight
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Cornhill
Stuff I saw around Lincoln in June part 2 (Shooting ferrania film, again)

Noon 6×6 pinhole camera (expired ektar & exhausted c41 developer)

Last week I revisited an old favourite spot for landscape photography. I have made many photos on this field/hill ¹ ² ³. I wanted to finally try my noon pinhole camera while the weather was nice and bright enough for pinhole photography.

This isn’t a review, but here are some thoughts on the camera. The craftsmanship and finish of the wooden camera is nice, but could be better by polishing all four sides of the camera the same colour. That said, it looks good on a shelf. It would make a nice gift for a photographer. Appearances and build quality aside, and with practicality in mind, its a little bulky. A spirit level is absent (I taped one on) and the body doesn’t have composition aids, things you find on the excellent reality so subtle cameras. The shutter, a simple sliding piece of felted wood, is okay in that it works but once or twice while walking it would slide open by itself despite being relatively tight against the wood. The pinhole itself looks efficient and clean with no defects. The back of the camera features a hole for frame numbers which I taped up, not trusting it on a very bright day.

The images the camera produces are sharp enough, not to a reality so subtle standard, but fine in pinhole terms. The images also have vignetting issues, commonly found in most pinhole cameras that don’t curve. The vignetting seems very pronounced at the top of the frame, rather than the usually balanced subtle drop off towards the centre which is often the case for pinhole photography.

Here are a few images taken on expired kodak ektar and souped in, what I didn’t know at the time, exhausted c41 developer. Lots of funky colours which I tried to sort out on scanning the film.

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Cat 1 – handheld
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Cat 2 – handheld
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 Daises – the shutter came loose as I walked creating a weird double exposure
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Field 1 – Tripod 11 secs
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Field 2 – Tripod 11 secs

Noon do not make this particular model anymore, instead they make a more refined version which appears to resolve some of the negative aspects such as size and weight. I should also note as this is more a hand made item, rather than manufactured. Logically each camera and it’s results will be a little different from one to the next.

I don’t think the camera is practical, it lacks composition aids and seems overly bulky making it awkward to use. It is however a solid working camera with simple moving parts and no electronics, that will out live most film cameras. 

Noon 6×6 pinhole camera (expired ektar & exhausted c41 developer)