Just watched photographer Ben Horne’s latest YouTube video photographing in Utah with an 8″ x 10″ film camera. He mentioned the desert varnish on the rocks and the scents and sounds in the area. It took me right back to when I visited Capitol Reef in 1992 (my first visit to the USA) We camped at Fruita N.P. for a couple of days in a very small tent, I was hardier then. I recently scanned in a roll of film from that time, I put off scanning it for so long because it has a lot of dust marks, but with the aid of Lightroom’s healing brush and a lot of patience and fan whirring on the lap top I managed to get some reasonable images. I can vividly remember the scent of Pine and Sage, and the heat reflected from the rocks.
Olympus OM2n – Zuiko 24mm f2.8.Plus X Pan I think.
I haven’t used my car for over a fortnight as most of the places I’ve been to recently have been either in the city centre or involved drinking beer. Yesterday I thought I ought to give it a bit of a run, switched on the ignition, turned the key, got one spin of the engine then nothing. So I’m now waiting at home today for a battery charger to be delivered. Why not have a bit of a sort out in the sitting room I thought, of course I got quickly distracted ! Found some buttons in a container that I liked the shape of and decided to make a bit of a still life with them, it was also a good opportunity to get more familiar with my Macro lens.
Spotted this (no accounting for taste) while I was out with the Photo Buddies last week. I have two (new to me) film cameras loaded up with film, both about half way through the rolls, but the weather apart from the odd day has been cold, damp, and grey, more like March than June.
I thought coloured graduated filters were the thing.
Took this in 1989 on Agfa slide film, (the date was imprinted on the slide mount) on my Jenaflex AM1. I have been having a bit of a sort out of my photo bits and pieces and found a stack of coloured grads, might actually give them another go !
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.
Spotted this Trellis on my way to the music pub on Friday afternoon. I was travelling light and only had my old Sigma DP1 with me. The band was really good and so was the fish finger sandwich served with fries and a side salad washed down with a couple of pints of Adnams Ghost Ship Bitter.
Saw this makeshift post box outside a church that was having some renovation work carried out. It was really dark and I really didn’t expect much of an image, Fomapan 100 and the little half frame Agfa (and my focus guesstimate) did well here.