Saturday, January 21, 2017


Nice place for a stroll around with a little camera and a Jupiter12 lens. some old 400 film I rated at 1600 and then over developed it in Foma Retro developer.

Keose; down here

Friday, January 20, 2017


I don't use this type of film very much. It is colour don't you know and I don't usually 'do' colour. Only I did when the leaves turned brown, the sun shone and I thought it prudent to fill the Bronnie with Fuji slide film I had.

Mr Toots sent it off to be developed for me and it came back to my possession the other day. I can't seem to get a decent scan though - even using the fine Vuescan software I have. Anyone got any ideas please?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

If that isn't snow ......

Yes we had some snow. A little bit. Enough to cover the roads and the fields albeit briefly. I took some snaps of it like you do - the Minolta 505si came out to play so I didn't have to think too much - although when I needed to think to do plus 2 stops for the snow, I was blowed if I could remember what to press. I altered the iso instead and found the requisite button for the stops later.

The sun was shining this day, the day after the day after the other day. It often does that after snow and a bit of a blow like what we have encountered recently.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We did go

Lovely stroll on a beach here on the island on Sunday. All mildish and damp.

I snapped up the occasion with the Petri7s using old 400 film of some sort pushed to 1600 and developed in Foma Retro developer. Works too.

When you are not trying, the images come

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Glass

Found in the darkroom.
Not sure where they came from but lovely don't you think?
I have some more and you might see some.
On Tuesdays.

Old glass plates

Monday, January 16, 2017

Once upon a tyme

The day before the other day when I was out stretching my legs, breathing the crisp air and sliding a bit, I took this snap. I like it. The local youths were running this way and that - with numbers on. A race I suspect.

It wasn't always like this snap I took the day before the other day. Only I toned it without even going in the darkroom. The film development was done in the kitchen where it was less than freezing and the colour done on the pooter.

The effect, such as it is with this snap I took the day before the other day was straight off the film - old very-fogged HP5 @ 1600asa shot through a Jupiter12 lens.
It's those Russians again!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

How did that happen?

Pentax Espio 170sl Agfa Vista 200.

I man, what's the dark sky behind the rainbows all about then?