52 Rolls Week 32:52

Sharing a few odds and ends……From a Trip over Loveland Pass (US Highway 6) a couple of weeks ago. We do this several times a year, including winter.  This 11,000+ ft Pass is kept open so that trucks carrying hazardous materials can bypass the Eisenhower Tunnels. We start with the approach from the west side:…

52 Rolls Week 31:52

This week Holga goes above the Tree Line to the Summit of Pikes Peak: We took a Journey on the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway for my mother-in-law’s 80th Birthday.  There was a lot to see on the way up, but not worthwhile to take photographs through the tinted window (although you will see a…

52 Rolls Week 30:52

This week Holga goes back to the High Country.  With special ‘soft focus effects’ because I had it set on the wrong focussing range.  However, upon examination I actually like the effect.  So here goes: Above, driving up Interstate Highway 70 going west out of Denver, CO.  A really treacherous mountain road in bad weather,…

52 Rolls Week 20:52

OK I lied.  I actually have three rolls for Doors Open Denver.  So this is week #2, with one more to come………. Somewhat of an ooooops, as I had Ilford 3200 in the camera and didn’t realize that.  So we have lot’s of grain on a partly sunny day in downtown Denver: Now we’ve seen…

Week 18:Colour Shift

You may recall that I am going to use the next few weeks (and then some) experimenting with all types of films, filters and processing with the Holga as part of my 52 rolls.  This hopefully will help me learn and better understand  film so I can bring concepts across for my main format of…

Week 17: Borough Market

I have done a little reflecting on on my project and the way forward.  I need to shake myself up to ensure I keep this interesting for us all.  So over the next few weeks I’m going to be experimenting more & more with the Holga & various film types and film processing.  So the…

Week 16: Portra and a Pint

This week I shot a roll of expired (2004) Kodak Portra 400vc a very nice film that give nice colours. One clarification based on my recent posts.  I really really don’t like using the Holga (I can’t lie and pretend otherwise), but I can see that when handled properly it can produce some fantastic images.…

Week 15: Spring Blossom

OK after a short break after the Easter holidays time to get back to this project.  The eagle eyed amongst you may notice there is no week 13 or 14.  I have to be practical about this and did think should I keep in sequential order but would like to finish in line with calendar…

Week 12: My own personal expired film day

Those of you on Twitter (and other social networks) who follow film photography people probably know that there was an Expired Film Day on 15th March organised & sponsored by some great people in the film photography community (check out @expiredfilmday on Twitter).  I had meant to take part, but life & poor light meant…

Week 11: Museum of London

For this week’s roll I used Tri-X in the Holga. I work close to the Museum of London which is part of the Barbican complex so went there one lunchtime.  There are lots of elevated walkways and passages which can make for some interesting views. So hope you enjoy the pictures.  Next week my first foray…

Week 9: Its a sign I need to try harder

This week I shot a roll of Fuji Pro400h and the results are a little bit Meh. Mine not the films fault. The plan was as I was walking around London, I would take some pictures of recognisable street signs. I thought I would try and take a picture of the sign and also hopefully…