ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 3 October 2015

120 SATURDAY. (03/10/15)

As I mentioned yesterday the film I sent away arrived back. With the exception of one very old roll of Velvia and a few images taken with the prismatic finder on the Bronica all worked well. There are some duff and boring shots but exposure is spot on or good enough.

This is a bad one.

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All the colour images are shot with Velvia 100. I used to love this film but now find it a bit bright. I’m going to order some Rollei something or other which a lady I met recommends. She says it is an old Agfa emulsion. I asked what the film is called but she said it doesn’t matter as they only have the choice of colour or B&W. Saves a lot of pondering does that.

HORSE.

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HIGHLAND PONIES.

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BEE.

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FLOWER.

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HIGHLAND PONIES ON HP5.

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That’s it for today. I’ll have to take the dogs out now as we are running a bit late.

25 comments:

  1. Adrian, the photos yesterday and today are just beautiful. You can really tell the difference to straight digital, and I was surprised just how much the prints had a different something. You would know the technical reasons, but I think they are great.

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    1. Carol, these are of course digital but they are different. A lot easier to edit as well, all I do is pop them on a matt and post them. The thing I am enjoying is using the cameras.
      I will expose some film on rainy days and have a look I can't put my finger on the difference.

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  2. I love these images, Adrian... especially of the horses!

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    1. Laura, I was half happy. I hope it was not just luck.

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    1. Thank you. Your name would be a good title for this post. It is a restart with film for me.

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  4. Great images! I even like your "bad one."

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    1. Linda, it looks a bit LOMO to me. I like them to look better than that.

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  5. I rather like the "bad" one too.

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    1. Monica, I have several more like it. I'll look them out and post tomorrow.

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  6. I'm not sure about digital or film. I guess for a point and shoot like me it's definitely digital. You tried a wide variety of shots to see what would happen.

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    1. Red, it would be interesting to try a wide variety of film but that will have to wait.

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  7. I once saw a sign at a winery: Every wine would be red if it could! I suspect when it comes down to the finished product, every picture would want to be film. These are lovely pictures.

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    1. Bill, thank you. I like them and it's rare for me to be happy.

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  8. Lovely with the fog, like the horses.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Thank you Filip. It's a new pastime for me.

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  9. Ah, ponies. Now you're speaking my language, Adrian.

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    1. Frances, these are nice friendly ponies. The lady must have a dozen of them scattered about.

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  10. Your bad would runs rings around my good any day of the week. Love the mist and gentle colours in that first shot.

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    1. Pauline, the colour is way off but the misty shot is not unpleasant. The film was years out of date and hadn't been stored well.

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    1. R.Mac, this is a White-tailed Bumblebee. Very common in these parts.

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  12. I rather quite like the "bad" one. Not bad at all really!

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    1. Lynda, it is all the rage here to take shots with strange effects. They have a whole industry devoted to nasty cameras and film.
      It has many adherents but I'm not one of them.
      Lomography it's called.

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  13. A great set of images Adrian, including the one you describe as 'bad' I think it's really good. I'm not sure if it's just me or can I notice a difference between film/digital. I am convinced there's a noticeable clarity and bit more depth to the colours, maybe it's just me. I reckon you should post two images side by side for comparison and not disclose which is which. Could be interesting.

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