IvyThe sun was shining full on to the Ivy, the canon metering coped really well with the lighting.
Top of the wheel
This shot was processed through Lightroom as it was a bit flat, it was a dull day.
Really enjoyed using the little Canon and was surprised at the results from it. I think developing the Fomapan in Kodak D76 made a difference (for me anyway)
Canon Prima Super 130, Fomapan 200 asa.
Top of the Town Hall
University Focus Fail !
This was most likely my fault, too quick on the shutter before the camera had found focus, I like the effect though.
Sometimes I can’t resist buying cameras, I saw this on that auction site and put in a bid, no one else placed a bid so I got it for £1.99p + postage. I don’t think it has ever been used. The lens is a 38mm to 130mm, it’s a bit slow f5.6 at 38mm to f12.5 at 130mm. The thing I like about it is you can set it to my mode, for me thats switching the flash off. I loaded it with Fomapan 200asa and took some shots around town during November and December.
Town Hall Square Fountain
This one was shot towards the sun, really surprised how well the lens coped with the lighting.
I haven’t been very happy with the results I was getting from Fomapan using Rodinal developer so I decided to go back to my old favourite Kodak D76. I used stock solution, it seemed to work for me. I’ll post a few more shots over the next few days.
I haven’t used my old Olympus for quite some time so I popped on the Vivitar 19mm, loaded up with Fomapan 200 and went for a walk around town (still without a car) The Vivitar isn’t a very sharp lens especially in the corners and it has some quite strong distortions. I wanted to photograph some doors for possible posting on the legionofdoorwhores.wordpress.com/ blog and some architecture.
You can see the distortion by the wavy lines of the tiles.
This door is very near to where they found the skeleton of King Richard 111 and the whole area is undergoing restoration, I prefer it as it is.
This tree (I believe it is a horse chestnut) next to the museum has always attracted me.
I was quite impressed with the negatives from the Fomapan 200, it was developed in Rodinal 1-50 for 9 minutes, 8 minutes would probably have given a bit more detail in the shadows. I did very little to the scans other than levels a bit of sharpening, and some spotting out of specs of dust.