Week 2 -Bak Þitt Er Sem Rennibraut

As I described in my first 52 Rolls post of 2017, I plan to slow things down a little this year. After last year’s excesses, I hope that by leaving time between the taking of the picture and choosing what to show, I’ll not be tempted into posting the pictures that might have been difficult or…

Week 46 – Bristolian Neopan

Last weekend I took Gosia to Bristol for her birthday. I’d got to tickets to see her favourite artist Regina Spektor perform on Saturday night at the Colston Hall. We took a slow walk around the city before the show and I shot through a roll of Ilford FP4+ for the party, but I’ll post that…

Week 29: Haynes Road (2016)

It was June 17th last time I posted on the 52 Rolls Project, but I’ve still been shooting just about enough to claim a roll for each of the intervening weeks. Those films will be off to the a lab (once I decide which) tomorrow. For week 29 though, I’ve shot, processed, scanned and blogged the…

Week 14, Salem CT

One of the neighboring towns has a quaint little ‘downtown’ area. I hadn’t been through this part of town in a while since there is a quicker way to drive when I need to go towards the shore. I hadn’t noticed that the afternoon sun was rather perfect for this area, and I had gone…

Week 10, Clouds

I had 2 rolls I managed to destroy by using oldish C-41 developer. The first was a roll of a St Patrick’s Day parade on Velvia 50, and the second a roll for expired film day, Fuji Super-G 400 (exp 1999). The developer was exhausted, the blix was fine, so the rolls came out nice…

Week 7, Strobist Fun

I set up a sort of mini studio in my living room on a coffee table. The winter winds were howling and it was darn cold, so I decided to keep going with with my studio work using the Mamiya RB67. In this case I used a speedlight, a Phottix Mitros, along with a number…

Week 7: 68 Miles

I’m a member of Leicester Forest Cycling Club, and Sunday saw one of the club’s most popular events of the year. Each February we run an audax from Leicester, out around the rolling hills of Rutland, England’s smallest county. Audax is a non-competitive cyclesport (success in an event is measured by its completion) in which participants attempt to…

Week 5 continued: Bronica SQ-A

For the first time this year, I dragged out the handsome bulk of my Bronica SQ-A. It’s an early model that is very manual and my particular camera looks to have had a hard life. Much of it is worn to bare metal and there are a few significant dents. I was given (!) the camera,…

Week 4 – Farewell Lubitel

This payday saw a few extra pounds (and I mean a few) in my bank account. I decided to celebrate by buying a Yashica 124, a camera I’ve always wanted but never quite got around to. To help fund it, I decided to sell a couple of other cameras and my Lubitel was one of…

Week 2 [cont]: Scanning

After the worries I described yesterday regarding my scanner, or at least my scanning workflow, and the poor results it was delivering, I dug out a couple of old negatives from my Bronica that I knew were sharp and tried again. This picture of my wife was scanned at 2400dpi, twice my usual 1200, but…