Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Green or Red?


It's been a while as usual but I hope I'm making up for it now. Heres a nice little selection of three different films spread over 2 different cameras. First up we have some of that old faithful Ilford Delta 100. Can't really go wrong can you. Mixed in with that is a couple of rolls of a more exotic flavour. Ilford SFX200 Infrared film. I got a filter for it and waited until there was a bit of green and sun around. What I also did was take some of the Delta shots using a green filter. It was interesting to see the results especially comparing them to the SFX200. I wont tell you which are which as really it's about the end result rather than how at the end of the day. If you want to know then feel free to ask and I'll tell. Even better have a guess and see if you can get them right. They were all taken on my lovely Horseman VH predominantly with either the 300mm or 210mm. Occasionally using the wider 150mm, the odd one using the 65mm and I don't think I've used the 90mm at all.

Next up are some Provia 100 shot using the Pentax 67ii. This is in Wells where we found a nice tent demonstrating stone carving plus a few from the Glastonbury Dragon Parade. All using the rather nice 165mm f2.8 lens. Unfortunately I think my 1st Development mix was a little old and they came out very dark. Managed to get something anyway. People are not my forte.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Glastonbury Carnival 2017


A little late to the party but perhaps the effect will be greater as memories are rekindled from the night. I am a big fan of Carnival in Somerset. The epitome of true culture. It has history, meaning and community involvement with the added benefit of a cracking night out. So where better to rise to the challenge of film photography of bright lights at night. For practical purposes I was using my Canon A1 with the f1.4 50mm SCC lens. Fast lens, easy and compact to use loaded with Ilford Delta 400 pushed to 3200. This let me keep the settings in a sensible zone of f5.6 at 250. This is the second time I've done this at the Carnival and I was really happy with the results. So enjoy a blast from the past at the 2017 Glastonbury carnival.

Santa in a box....... in November!!

My favourite I think

Rather abstract

Always a sense of comedy

These last two are quite scarily surreal with a definite air of 19th and early 20th Century Panto

Monday, 2 April 2018

Glastonbury Tor like you've never seen it before


This is a little fun project I've had in mind for a while. On yet another rather grey Bank Holiday bereft of new ideas I remembered this idea plus I had a film loaded in the Pentax 67ii waiting to be used. Unfortunately I couldn't remember what it was so I played it safe and didn't use a red filter. The project was based on the fact that you can drive around Glastonbury and catch glimpses of the Tor between the hedges etc plus everyone takes a pic of the Tor itself. My idea was to take pics with something strategically placed in front of it. Funny enough it was rather difficult to find interesting things that lined up perfectly. I did get a couple but there were lots like the chimney near the Red Brick buildings which annoyingly sat just beneath it. Anyway enjoy the view of the Tor like you've never seen it before! All Shot on Ilford Delta 100 using either the 105mm f2.4 or 165mm f3.5 lens on the Pentax 67ii

I spent ages creeping up on this Buzzard which was perched on a stump but the hedge was in the way. It would have been a cracker but it flew off and went over the Tor.

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