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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 me and the missus had a day in our local city today. We had a look in the Baltic (in Gateshead of course), not massively impressed with what we saw (and heard) but we did have a nice chat with one of the guides about the complicated task of changing installations each time. This was brought on by a massive brick wall that was from the floor to the ceiling, turns out it wasn’t really a brick wall. It was more like tiles…anyway moving on. I took a few snaps when we left there (trying my hand at street photography).

We also popped into Side Photographic Gallery link, bizarrely this was the first time I have been here and I am truly glad we popped in. There is an exhibition by Lynsey Addario (Veiled rebellion: Women in Afghanistan) A terribly moving exhibition. I really encourage anyone nearby to not only support this marvelous Gallery anyway, but it would be worth your while to see these pictures and read the stories along side them. The exhibition is running until 13 October 2012, also Lynsey Addario will be talking about her work at the side gallery on Saturday 15th September, 2pm FREE entry!  http://www.lynseyaddario.com/

Anyway I will leave you with a couple of my older street shots, I hope the couple I took today come out well..still a while to finish the roll though. Bloody 35mm!(I can never finish the roll)

These were all taken on my little Olympus 35rc rangefinder(what I had with me today) and were probably shot on Ilford hp5.

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Jorden

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