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I though I would post all the street shots I took on holiday at Whitby. These were all taken on my Olympus 35rc rangefinder camera, on hp5+ at 400 or pushed to 800 developed in rodinal.

Next up will be some pictures from a shoot I did in Newcastle yesterday.

 

 

 

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These next two pictures are really not what I would call my style, (do I have  a style?) I really think the same pictures will have been taken a billion times before. But I really do not want to be pretentious (all the time) these were taken on our recent holiday. I just got round to developing a couple more rolls of film last night. (1+25 for 8 minutes in rodinal hp5 @800asa)

These are at the lovely Gromont station, part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, now I would not consider myself a steam buff or even enthusiast (although I have fired and driven steam engines in my past) but  I don’t think there are many out there that wont stop and admire one as it stops at the station. This is why I know these shots have been taken many times before! In my opinion though the secret to a good picture with of steam is to try and take it without anyone dressed in modern clothes in the frame. A difficult task! but it can be done!

There were people all around (a fairly busy day) but you can’t waste film taken a million shots. Just wait and your time will come.

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Some more,

this one was another from the Spa

And this one is the last picture I took on the Olympus 35rc. Emma and I scarred our bodies up before we left Whitby and although the 35rc’s light meter told me it was too dark I went with instinct and set the camera to f2.8 and 1/30th of a second and bang! turns out it wasn’t too dark after all silly light meter!

That’s all for now!

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Hi folks, these next two are my attempt at street photography. I do enjoy it but I find if you are not doing it all the time, it really  shows. There is a big confidence needed for effective street shots shots.

The first one is from the last roll I took a good few weeks ago in Newcastle on the millennium bridge

When I saw the shot, I got a rush of excitement, pulled the camera out of my bag (olympus 35rc) set it up and snapped two shots as I passed. the first was too far away(confidence) the second was much better I did have to crop slightly. But I am pleased with this one seeing as I hadn’t really shot any street stuff in a long time.

The second is from our holiday. This was our day trip from Whitby to Scarborough shot at  the spa
This is a gorgeous location, there was a bbc organist playing beach tunes(and abba) and the place was full of pensioners sitting on deck chairs asleep. We didn’t pay the 3 pound to get in but instead climbed the steps and listened for free above. while we sat I noticed this guy asleep I really wanted the picture but his wife was sat very close to him wide awake. I tried some sneaky shots from affair but it wasn’t right. I needed to be close, but had to wait until we were leaving so I could get take it when I walked past. Anyway I got it but had to straighten the picture some. This was shot on hp5 in the 35rc on a very sunny day. I zone focused the camera to about 1.5 meters and shot from the hip. I am very pleased with it.

Developed in rodinal at 1+100 for 16 minutes(I am running out of developer and have no money for new so I am being very frugal)

More to come from our holiday!

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It’s been a little while, me and the missus have just had a holiday in Whitby and I was computer less.

It seems so long ago but here are a few from our day in Jesmond Dene. I am no Ansel Adams but I do occasionally take some landscapes.  However I often find my own lanscape work a bit boring so it is really something I need to either work harder on or just give up!

I have a about 8 rolls of film from Whitby to get through hopefully it’s not all toss.

 

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So when I talk about my little rangefinder I am talking about the wonderful Olympus 35rc. Now I do like this camera but it is not without faults! the rangfinder viewfinder is not the clearest, it quite often gets the film stuck and tears the film. And the closest focusing is painfully far away! It is also in shutter priority mode. However I still love its size and the lens is smashing.

Note the self timer leaver is missing on mine(this is the camera I tend to just shove in my bag so it gets tossed about)

Anyway these next pictures are from this camera taken in Jesmond dene(anniversary). They are shot on ilford hp5+ that I shot at 800 iso so a one stop push. Developed in rodinal at 1+50 for 16 minutes. Scanned with minor tweaks in lightroom.

first up actually isn’t in Jesmond but is us waiting for the bus.

Next up is Emma playing with her food( a babybell if you need to know) at her age really tut tut!

Next up is the happy accidents. Basically the film got stuck on the last few frames and created this awesome double(quadruple)  exposure! So happy about this. I do love double exposures and this is a feature not normally available on the 35rc…unless it malfunctions 🙂

Anyway I have a few more I would like to upload from this roll but that will come another day!

 

 

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So on my favorite guitar site(yes I am a guitar nerd too) Shortscale.org  member riotshield asked me what I did with my scanned film images after I scanned them. So I thought I would do a video showing my exact process. This video isn’t very good it was a bit distracting talking about what I was doing but it should give a general idea of the process I go through for my images.

The images I scan as high quality tiffs in epson scan with no adjustments, so the images I put in lightroom are unaltered from the negatives. So I do all my editing in lightroom.

Here is the video (with sneak peaks at the next set of images I have to choose from to upload)

 

I am no lightroom wiz kid, but I just want to have as little to do with my images on the computer( A big reason for not shooting digital)

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