Roll 21 Fuji Natura 1600 on Nikon FM3a

Struggles of the daily grind hit home very quickly, so quickly that whilst in the airport exiting Melbourne airport customs from the return flight home I recieved a call to start a 12 hour shift that afternoon working on a rail project happening throughout Melbourne. No word of a lie, i couldnt make it up…

Roll 17/52 Nara and beyond. Kodak Tmax 100/400 push 35mm

Nara; what an experience. The colours, the soft rolling landscape, the woody forests, and ever so daring deer. A day spent there is nay a day wasted, but get used to the ever present crowds; running at a slow hustle and bustle suited perfectly to the non business type of field trips. Japan runs on…

Roll 16/52 Kodak TMax 400/1600 push

Guess what happened? Nights happen, and nights also happen with the only colour film on hand being ektar 100;that wont do! So digging into the arsenal I loaded some Tmax 400 into the Mamiya 645 super, and assumed the worst, needless to say, film keeps, and keeps and keeps on surprising me. Where was this? Still…

Roll 11-14/52 Japan part 6

Rush! Stop! Rush! Stop! This has been almost the last month to date and it almost feels like the eye of the storm is the calm before the inevitable, in saying that, next week is moving house time. Until then is a small period of pause, and where the time is found to continue to…

Roll 9-10/52 Japan, the great escape part 5

Today I’m sharing 2 rolls instead of 1, for two reasons: Aforementioned image overlap, and a useful visual comparison; since these were shot in the same location, at the same time, in the same conditions. Before I continue with the comparison, some info on where we were that day. Staying in Kyoto, we hired bikes…

Roll 8/52 Japan, the great escape part 4

The reason behind 52 rolls is to enhance your skills, maybe try new film and different ways to process it to push the boundaries. It certainly taken me on  new road! Agfa vista 400 pushed to 800; for a consumer film, hats off, not much colour shift, none too dark shadows, all in all a…

Roll 7/52 Japan, the great escape part 3

Roll 7 is pushed Portra 400 to 800 on  35mm shot with the Nikon FM3A. Good tones, works with the overcast conditions still sharpish, but after being spoiled by medium format, i see things differently now 😦 Im starting to see problems with uploading a film at a time, going back and forth in (visual)…

Roll 6/52 Japan, the great escape part 2

This roll is Kodak Ektar 100 shot on the Mamiya 645 super. Shot in Shibuya, namely Yoyogi park, and Meiji Jingu shrine that is encapsulated by the park itself. The area is huge, and being blessed with a warm bright day, it felt like everyone was there, surrounded by tourists; a feeling which was unrelenting…

Roll 5/52 Japan, the great escape Part 1

  Japan. As a long-term admirer of the country from afar, I will admit of having some preconceptions about what I was to expect, gladly most were met. The lights, the sights, the scenes, the people. What I cannot describe in words, I hope some of the feel will be imparted through these pics. These…

Roll 4/52 The rush Ilford Hp5 400/800 push

Prepping for a trip I had left loose ends of many things, this roll for example was developed and emailed to me once already into my trip. Now it has been finding the time (and wifi) to do a write up. Contrary to the title this roll wasnt shot in a rush, simply the Mamiya…