Rolls 24 and 26 More of My Town

I started the “My Town” project as a way to keep myself interested for the year, but it has turned into a thing for me. I have already documented numerous homes that are no longer there, at first by accident and then, more recently, I’ve been searching for likely candidates. Anyway to speed up the…

Roll 19 More from Japan

I am puzzled by the chronology of this roll and how it fits with the other two, since it contains photos from two bookends in the trip. It’s so hard to keep track of this stuff…..This roll didn’t yield much, for whatever reason. It was Portra 100 shot on the Diana F+. Anyway the first…

Roll 18 Ueno Park

This roll was Reala 100 (which I wish I had more of) shot on the Diana, which I am so glad came along on the trip. After visiting Hokkaido I returned to Tokyo where I met up with my son, who is currently living in Nagoya, and his friend who had come to visit at…

Week 52 – Carl Zeiss Jena Flextogon 35mm f2.4

Just before Christmas I picked up a  Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.4 in M42 mount which I had heard very good reports about. I have a few old M42 mount cameras and decided to test it with my trusty Praktica MTL 5B and some expired Kodak Colorplus. It was a pretty cold day but clear skies…

Week 49 — Pushing HP5 in the Fog ….

We have had quite a few foggy days here in Wales so I decided to shoot a roll of HP5 at 1600 with the hope of accentuating the fog with the extra grain and contrast of pushing the film. I was quite pleased with the results, I really do like the look of HP5 when…

Week 48 – 15 years Expired ….

As I have said in a previous post I have a lot of expired Slide film stored in my fridge with the intention to cross-process it from time to time. This roll of Fuji Sensia 400 expired back in 2002, I am not sure how most of the rolls were stored which is why I am cross processing…

Week 46 – Tweaking my Olympus 35RC

I have had my Olympus 35RC for quite a while but have been struggling to nail any focus when shooting wide open probably due to the very dim viewfinder patch. It was quite dim when I got the camera but my last couple of rolls have had a load of out of focus frames on…

2016-52: Instant Holidays

This is my “Roll” 52 for 2016, though in fact it includes images from 4 packs of instant film. I am amazed that I got to this point on time this year as I was unable to post or even comment on other people’s posts for several months due to being away and totally off…

Week 45 – Posting out of sequence ….

I have realised that I am posting slightly out of sequence with my next 3 posts due to developing/scanning mishap. I had 6 rolls of film to catch up with and having not marked very well I have managed to process them out order in which shot. I want to get as much done this…