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.

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

Trying Kodak Double-x 5222

This is a motion picture film that has been ready spooled into 35mm canisters by the people at nik & trick. It comes in a reclaimed canister with old school kodak labelling.

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Films like Schindler’s List, Raging Bull, and the monochrome parts of Kill Bill were shot with this film stock. It has a rich cinematic history.

Shooting the film- no surprise, I underexposed. Instead of the native 250iso, I shot it at 800 so that I could carry on using my usual hyperfocal focusing technique (I usually shoot at 1600 for this). Additionally I used a yellow filter.

I developed it in hc110 dilution h 1:63 for 20 minutes, a time I figured out based on the 400iso times. The roll came out with too much contrast, crap for printing but okay for scanning. I was expecting grain having seen images on flickr of punchy grain riddled images at even 400iso. Maybe I’ll mix rodinal into the hc110 next time for a more gritty look, especially if I do some street photography.

The following are from 2 walks.

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Hays
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Tree graffiti
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Dead and leaning
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Farming tiller
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Bark texture
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Connor and Luke
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Sun shot
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Luke / chopped tree
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Newspaper
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Bark / mushroom

The images have a broad tonality with shadows keeping lots of detail even with a yellow filter. The film, when paired with hc110, has a nice look to it. I want to say it has a indie movie quality look to it, but that’s a given -its motion picture film.

Trying Kodak Double-x 5222

Stuff I saw in Nottingham

I have been holding off posting this, as some of the images I am using for neopantastic. As its post week, I don’t think it matters now.

The following was taken with my leica m2, voigtländer 35mm f/2.5 + yellow filter, with bergger pancro 400

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Guide dog in training
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Old market square
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Kevin Costner / Robin something
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Dead office plants
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ye olde trip to jerusalem pub – I also took a version on my mju ii for neopantastic
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Hays

The following was shot with fuji acros 100 and a oly mju ii.

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Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle grounds
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Nottingham Castle grounds
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Carrington St
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Swann’s Yard
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Council building
Stuff I saw in Nottingham