26 January 2011

Home developed 1: Bruges | Medlar | Night scene

A few days ago I posted about resuming the home developing of black and white film. Today and for the next few days I’ll present some scans of the results.

The film was Kodak P3200 T-max, a high speed (ISO 3200) black and white film. Most of the pictures are taken in low-light situations and the grain of the film is quite apparent.

The film was developed in Ilford ID-11 for the recommended time for a slightly elevated temperature (processing varied around 22-23C).

The negatives were scanned as 8-bit JPGs on an Epson V500 with the Epson Scan software with some post-processing in Photoshop Elements 7.


Bruges cobbles

Cobbles in Bruges/Brugge, Belgium: reflections of light on rain-soaked cobbles | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta 50mm f/1.7 | 1/10s @ f/4


Medlar fruit on the branch

Medlar fruit on the branch, in a friend’s garden in The Netherlands | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta AF 28-80mm f/4-5.6 @ 80mm | 1/160s @ f/16


Christmas Light Night | Oxford | 2

Christmas Light Night, 26 November 2010 | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta AF 35-70mm f/4 @ 35mm | 1/60s @ f/5.6


14 September 2010

Catalan glimpses

Iron work

Wrought iron window guard, Begur


Catalan wind vanes

Catalan wind vanes, Begur


Begur night lights

Begur night lights

Begur, Catalonia, Spain

Sony A100 + kit lens, 75-300 zoom, 50mm prime

10 April 2010

Oxford views | Minolta 9000 | 50mm f/1.7 AF prime

Bulwarks Lane | Oxford | 1

^ Bulwarks Lane and Nuffield College in the background

Castle mound | Oxford

^ Castle mound (and Nuffield College)

Bulwarks Lane | Oxford | 2

^ Bulwarks Lane

I recently fitted my old 9000 AF camera with the top-end MD-90 power winder. None of these photos required the use of a power winder, but there’s a satisfying photographic whack and whir taking pictures with the thing fitted.

6 March 2010

Minolta Expansion Card effects

Some first experiments with the Minolta Expansion card system – all pictures taken using a Minolta 700si and Fuji Superia 200 film


Triple exposure

^Triple exposure using the Multiple Exposure card, 50mm 1.7 prime; each exposure at –1.5EV; rotating the point of view around the central tulip


Soft focus | Fantasy 2 card | #1

^ Fantasy card 2, Minolta 75-300mm AF zoom, handheld: the camera exposes part of the picture in focus and then deliberately defocuses to create a soft halo effect


Soft focus | Fantasy 2 card | #2

^ Fantasy card 2, as above but using flash to accentuate sharpness

28 July 2009

Rosemoor cottage garden

Rosemoor cottage garden

I’ve posted a number of pictures of individual flowers from the RHS garden at Rosemoor in North Devon, but this cottage garden shows more – a great swathe of lush colour.

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