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.
Five locations in one day.
Arbor Low Stone Circle
Burbage valley (north)
Leica m2/ v.c 35 2.5. Kodak tri-x rated at el 1600.
Shot with a xpro1 and a industar69 with a modified fujifilm black and white red profile.
Holga images taken on hp5.
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.
As I wrote in the previous post, I had another visit to kinder scout. We started up Grindsbrook knoll, wandered about on kinder scout taking photos, and came down jacob’s ladder.
Ascending grindsbrook knoll, we wanted to get the views and the hard part over and done with. Unfortunately, as we walked up, the clouds came in and we started walking in rain clouds. We couldn’t see very far in front of us, so I just took shots of Finn when we took a breather. Towards the afternoon the weather cleared enough for pinhole shots.
Here are a few HP5 snapshots, pushed one stop, and taken with my MJU II.
Yesterday, a few of us and a dog hiked a circle up and round kinder scout. The reality so subtle 6×17 weighed heavy in my backpack alongside a tripod and my packed lunch, but it was worth it for the images.
These 4 images make up an entire roll of medium format, Fuji acros 100. Because of the small number of images made per roll, setup time, exposure and developing, it’s taking a long time to make a series for my portfolio.
Stone in mist
I also took my mju ii, and will make another post with those images when I get round to developing them.