2017, Roll 68: New Lens Time

Originally written for the 35mmc website. At some point last week, I saw Hamish’s tantalising pictures on social media of ten boxes containing the new 7Artisans, 50mm lenses that he had for sale. It’s a lens that’s been causing quite a stir since its launch, due to the winning formula of being an M-mount 50mm,…

On mountains and falls

“Flowers laugh without uttering a sound. Roosters cry without shedding a tear. Examining the ages reveals that good deeds are as rare as flowers among rocky peaks while evil acts are as plentiful as the grass on fertile hills” – Kyokai “High peaks and lofty crags are where the wise dwell. Green pines and deep…

Signs

Time drops by with remembrances of moments skimming the surface of consciousness from deep within the mind leaving signs of a world beyond. The passage of time touches the world leaving marks such as deep erosion in cliffs, stratification of geological layers, and the presence of fossils from distant ages. A branch broken and dying…

Sapphire coast

A few hundred kilometers south along the coast the ocean gets a little icier with deep cold currents from Antarctica, and along with golden rocks and beaches, the colour of the sea changes to a beautiful sapphire green. Sitting between Bermagui and Tathra, lies the Mimosa Rocks National Park named after a vessel that was…

Week 50 – Rain

Week 50 was ShootWeek for December’s #FP4Party. In the UK, the weather was pretty grim with the few hours of daylight barely noticeable because of widespread, freezing fog for most of the week. I had a couple of hours on Sunday morning free and took my photofriend Iain to see the Nature Alive reserve that…

Week 37 – #FP4Party

Overlapping nicely with the 52 Rolls project, last week saw the first ‘Shoot Week’ of the  #FP4Party.The plan is to shoot a roll of Ilford’s iso125 stalwart during the second week of each of the next four months, posting the results during the fourth week. I chose the Lomography Sprocket Rocket, loaded up the film and shot…

Week 32 – A week early to the #FP4Party ….

Starting this week there is a sort of Twitter event/project thing going on called FP4Party which involves shooting a roll of ilford FP4 during the 1st week of the month then post the results in the 3rd week on twitter and tag the images #FP4Party. Details can be found out in these links @FP4Party and emulsive.org/articles/introducing-fp4party Anyway I…

[raulpc] week 27 – more 4×5

I love large format photography, the fun of using those cameras, the level of detail, the slow pace… here with my Graflex Crown Graphic, on a Schneider Apo-Symmar 180mm, FP4 developed in PMK, looking down on a portuguese village, Castelo de Vide… made 4 sheets, this one was the best!  

Week 22 – YashicaMat love

I have a few shelves with various old cameras on display, most have been shot by myself at one time or another but none of them have been my goto cameras they are more like ornaments really. I have all my everyday cameras in either camera bags (you can never have too many) or some…

Week 20 – Playing with flash

I have a pair of studio strobes ( cheapy interfit 150 watt) and to be honest they very rarely see the light of day as if I need flash I use my Nikon speedlights. Just as a bit of a challenge last week I decided to dig them out and shoot a roll of expired…

EMULSIVE – Week 10-13 2016 update

EMULSIVE – Week 10-13 2016 update

“What is this mysterious object in the sky? Why does it burn my eyes? What is this feeling on my skin? Whatever it is, it can’t be good.” Minutes pass and a memory begins creeping to the front of my mind, “Ah yes, I remember..it’s called heat. And that glowing ball…s-s-s-sun!” I wish I was…