Week 11 -Some more decay

Once every 2 weeks I have an early morning meeting in Lancaster – I have been going down a bit early and exploring the area around the old Mitchell’s Brewery – it’s a great place for a bit of post industrial decay. I am sure that if the economy improves it will become ripe for…

Week 10 – A new Project and more light leaks

I’ve had a proposal accepted for an exhibition in a local gallery at the start of 2017. It will be a film based alternative photography set of images based on the Outlying Fells of the Lake District. So I went out and started looking for and taking some images that may or may not make…

Week 9 – In the darkroom

I’m a bit late with my post this week and it is a large format image so there is only one. I went on a darkroom printing course last week to learn to print large format negatives. Unfortunately having set everything up the bulb blew and on a Sunday we couldn’t get a spare so…

Week 8 – Finishing off an old roll

So – this week is an odds and sods week. This roll has been in my EOS 3 for the best part of a month but I finally finished it this week. It is also using some odds and sods of film Orwo N74 rated at 400 and devved in XTOL 1-1. I’m not particularly…

Week 7 – A bit of an issue

So a problem that I thought I had has been confirmed this week. One of my A12 backs definitely has some light leaks but not all the time, possibly only when I use the mirror lock up, I’ll confirm this week before I send it off for a repair – it also seems to be…

Week 6 – Faded Glory

Finally we have had some winter sun for more than just a fleeting glimpse. However as a result the T2 with Kodak Portra 800 has remained indoors. So I loaded up some Tri X and went back to Morecambe. There is nothing sadder than a once thriving English coastal resort that is now well past…

Week 5 – A Change of Plan

The original idea was to go to London for the weekend, load the T2 with Portra 800 and have some fun and get a head start then finish off with some faded glory from Morecambe sea front. But 2 things went wrong – I started taking photographs in tube stations based on symmetry – I…

Week 4 – A bit of decay

My plan for week 4 was to photograph a derelict car dealership in Lancaster close to my home town of Kendal. So I loaded up the Hasselblad with Kodak Portra 400 – I love Portra for subdued winter colour photography especially for the gray winters that we get up here in the north of England.…

Week 2 – Ilford HP5 pushing hard

I wanted to try some lowlight photography, mainly because it has been raining during the day but generally ok in the evening. But I didn’t have any fast film. So I looked up on Massive Dev some film and developer combos and decided to push HP5 to 3200, mainly so I could handhold. A bit…

Week 1 – Intentions

Despite saying in my intro that I would mainly shoot medium and large format I intend to start this week with a roll of 35mm. The idea is just to give some context around where I live and hang out photographically speaking. I’ll be usingĀ a rollĀ Kodak TMax 400 and I will spend the week just…

Week Zero – An Introduction Colin Reynolds

Hi Folks I just wanted to introduce myself and say how happy I am to be part of this adventure. I got back in to film about 3 years ago after 10 years of digital. I had shot film for 20+ years before that right from taking my first picture on my Dad’s camera at…