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.
I have yet to develop the film from the holga, if it comes out okay in development, I’ll share in a second part.
Day after boxing day we went for a walk around the national trust country park, Clumber park, which was packed like Alton towers, but with no rides. It’s amusing to see people with maps walking around lost while I have lived nearby all my life. For fun, I took a few frames with a Bronica etrs. As the images show, the light was poor and it was overcast. I haven’t used it in awhile, I miss the square format. I am probably going to sell it soon.
Today we hiked a circle of surprise view, owler tor, higger tor, carl wark to padley gorge and back. Despite nearing Christmas time, and the water logged paths, it was like a spring day.
I took the below with my tiny rangefinder, Olympus 35RC + yellow filter with hp5 rated at 1600, trying to train myself to meter at 1600 without a meter. The Oly 35Rc is just as sharp as the MjuII, but with complete control and no batteries if you don’t use the meter. I am also in the process of editing some 6 x 17 pinhole images from the walk.