Tag Archives: Ilford HP5+

Prop

16-05-22

At the beginning of the year I sent my Nikon Af 20mm lens off for repair as it wasn’t stopping down, wondered why the photos were soft and sometimes overexposed. The lens is now working as it should. I must say I’m not that impressed with the lens, it’s very soft in the corners even stopping down, I think I’ll be trading it in for some Olympus glass.

Having said that I quite like this chance image, especially as it was a dull overcast day.

Nikon F601/N6006, Af Nikon 20mm f2.8, Orange filter, Ilford Hp5, 800asa, Microphen.

Launde Abbey – Still Life

Well I still haven’t developed any film, and now have a lovely cold and tickly cough, serves me right for drinking beer and walking home in the winter weather. So here’s another two images from last November at Launde Abbey.

Nikon F801s – Tamron 28-200mm – Orange Filter – Ilford HP5 @ 800asa – Microphen

A week of reflection

It was a friend of mine’s funeral on Friday, the crematorium was so full, people sitting and standing around the sides of the hall. The eulogies from her husband, family, and members of the band she sang with were so heartfelt and moving. The wake afterwards was at a music venue in town, musician friends of hers paid tribute to her memory by performing small sets on stage, her fellow band members and husband concluding the evenings music and tributes.

I haven’t felt like taking photo’s over the last couple of weeks, There’s a roll of B&W to develop and a roll of colour to send to the lab for processing, both from Dec/Jan. So here are two more images from Launde Abbey that I took in November.

Autumn seed heads. Nikon F801s, Tamron 28-200mm, Ilford HP5, 800asa, Microphen, Orange filter.

After The Harvest

All images Nikon F801s, Tamron 28-200mm, Orange filter, Ilford HP5+, 800asa, Microphen developer,

A few more shots from the area around Launde Abbey on a lovely day last November. I am quite impressed with the Tamron 28-200mm, great to be able to go from wide angle to short telephoto without changing lenses. Always avoided getting one of these lenses previously because of mixed reviews. It does fall off slightly in the corners and I noticed a bit of vignetting. but I’m pretty sure that was from the filter I was using. I did have to sharpen the images slightly more than normal in Photoshop.

Monochrome Wednesday (PhotoBuddies Outing)

18-09-19

Another contribution to “Monochrome Wednesday” combined with the PhotoBuddies outing to the Lincolnshire coast.

When I developed this film I thought I had already put 2 films through the stock developer solution so increased the developing time to compensate, I hadn’t put any films through, in consequence this roll was overdeveloped, but thanks to the latitude of Ilford HP5+ and with some help from Lightroom I managed to retrieve some images. 

Wide Open Spaces
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The sea goes out a long way at low tide in this area.

Failed Group Shot
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Placed the camera on the tripod, set the self timer and dashed back to the PhotoBuddies, the wind caught the camera strap and masked us out perfectly !

PhotoBuddies
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That’s me on the right.

Tank
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The military use this area for target practice, hence the old tank chassis. Apparently
it’s an A34 Comet Tank.

Danger Zone
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Do not enter when Red flags are flying.

Military Buildings
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It was a great PhotoBuddies outing. We went down the coast a bit to Mablethorpe, a very traditional seaside resort. Had some really excellent Fish & Chips and a walk along the sea front. Took some images with my film compact camera, will post these soon.

Rust Never Sleeps #2

22-07-19

Last few images from my rusty Franka Solida 11. These were taken at Beacon Hill in Leicestershire while I was out on a walk with the PhotoBuddies.

The Beacon (trig point)
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Really Really Old Rocks
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I was very pleased with the Franka camera, admittedly the weather was nice and bright so I could stop the lens down to f11 – f16 which helped with the depth of field, and the Ilford HP5 seemed to like it as well.

Rust Never Sleeps #1

16-07-19

Apart from being the title of one of my all time favourite singer songwriter’s albums it’s also a problem I’ve had with my old Franka Solida 11 camera. The first time I used it I got a lot of scratch marks on the film.

Franka Solida

I bought the Franka a few years ago, quite cheaply, apart from the rangefinder not working (I have a clip on one) there were a lot of rust patches inside the camera. I gave the offending parts a good clean with metal polish before I loaded this roll, it has helped, but not quite got rid of all of them. I’ve since buffed the area where the rust was with a scouring pad, we’ll see how this worked with the next roll.

I shot these images in June on Ilford HP5+ and Dev’d the film in Ilford ID11.

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Welcome
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Sheep
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Drive
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Down
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Love the countryside and calmness around the old abbey.

 

20-20 Vision

10-07-19

20-20 vision, I’m not sure if I have ever had that level of eyesight, it’s about 14-15 now, the joy’s of getting older. I bought a couple of lenses from that auction site for my Minolta X700 film camera, couldn’t resist, they were from a charity seller (excuse) The lenses were a Minolta MD 35-70mm f3.5 zoom and Minolta MD 50mm f1.7. Took them with me on a couple of walks last week to test them out.

Without Specs
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Minolta X700 – Minolta Md 35-70mm – Ilford HP5+ – Ilford ID11 developer.

The image above reminded me of what my eyesight is like if I haven’t got my contacts in or my glasses on. I deliberately focused on the foreground with the lens wide open to see what the bokeh was like in the background.