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My return to large format, 3 months after falling down and breaking my Intrepid 4x5 Mark II. Six weeks were spent waiting for an Intrepid Mk 3 (which was the advertised order time) and the rest of the time waiting for my knee injury to improve.

Taken with Ilford FP4+ and developed in HC110 Dilution B.


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My return to large format, 3 months after falling down and breaking my Intrepid 4x5 Mark II. Six weeks were spent waiting for an Intrepid Mk 3 (which was the advertised order time) and the rest of the time waiting for my knee injury to improve.

Taken with Ilford FP4+ and developed in HC110 Dilution B.


Bolam Lake in Northumberland
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aand what a come back! ...That is just gorgeous.
 
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I took part in Jason Avery's #Camerachallenge on twitter. It was basically a slightly later and extended Expired Film Day; for one week shoot and process expired films (as old as possible), then the next week share some results. I was away on Expired Film Day, so I thought I'd do this instead. I shot 3 films! The first was a 2007-expired roll of Reala 100 that I thought might be really dodgy (found in my cupboard drawer), so I shot it at 50, whacked on a 5 stop ND, and did some more camera-waving ICM. Not very successfully, to be honest (and I know some of you think none of it is successful AT ALL, in fact it's all a BIG MISTAKE, etc, but I'm enjoying it). Surprisingly the colours have come out quite reasonably well. Here's one...

Exp Reala 100 ICM 1.jpg

(Some tree stumps shaped into seats, in case it's not obvious!)

The second film was some expired Sensia 100, unknow date as I didn't have the box. The last expired Sensia I shot in the Lakes in 2015 had a brownish tinge, so I thought why not and got Filmdev to cross process it in C41 chemicals (I know, Say No to X-Pro, but what the heck). I thought the colours would come back really wild but in fact they were a bit odd, but... interesting!

Sensie Xpro 2.jpg

Sensie Xpro 4.jpg

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The third film was 2016 expired Lomo Redscale. It's rated at 50-200, with redder effects at 200, and more greens etc at 50. I intended to shoot it at 100, and used my newly refurbished Pentax ME, back from Peter Emanuel of Asahi Photo. Probably not wise to use an expired weird film as a first test! In fact the results were severely under-exposed, and it looks like I may have knocked the exposure compensation 2 stops under (the meter may also be slightly out). A few were usable...

Redscale 3.jpg

Redscale 4.jpg

Redscale 5.jpg

Overall, it was an interesting couple of weeks, that prompted me to try some stuff I normally wouldn't have done!
 
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some more camera-waving ICM
I like it. I know ICM gets a lot of hate dis-popularity but I really like the natural colours, composition and (tongue firmly in cheek) bokeh!
I also really like the redscale images. I back ordered some purple stuff on their site a while ago (no idea when it'll arrive) just for fun.

I'm dragging myself slowly to a new way of thinking at the moment that the perfection offered by high resolution DSLRs is really the antithesis of what photography is about. Sharpness and dynamic range are holy grails to camera manufacturers. No one can make mistakes any more. No one can "try" anything without a camera trying to auto-correct and "fix in post". I enjoy your images - and most of the images in this thread - because that's not the case here.

I don't just like for the sake of liking. More plz.
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LF natural window light portrait captured today.
Missed the sharp eye focus by a smidgen which is a shame but given the focusing method that I had to employ and lack of DoF, I'm not surprised.
Nonetheless I'm happy enough with it

Tachihara 45
Delta 100
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HC-110
Orbital processor
Slight reframing and sharpening in PSE


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I like it. I know ICM gets a lot of hate dis-popularity but I really like the natural colours, composition and (tongue firmly in cheek) bokeh!
I also really like the redscale images. I back ordered some purple stuff on their site a while ago (no idea when it'll arrive) just for fun.

I'm dragging myself slowly to a new way of thinking at the moment that the perfection offered by high resolution DSLRs is really the antithesis of what photography is about. Sharpness and dynamic range are holy grails to camera manufacturers. No one can make mistakes any more. No one can "try" anything without a camera trying to auto-correct and "fix in post". I enjoy your images - and most of the images in this thread - because that's not the case here.

I don't just like for the sake of liking. More plz.
:)
I seem to remember trying some colour shots with a deep red filter and getting deep red shots without having to buy a red biased film, not that one existed at the time I did the experiment. So perhaps cheap colour film and a red filter would be the way to go?
 

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First 3 seem fine Chris, but the second 3 looks like some vision of a scary place! :eek:
Thanks Peter. This is only the second roll of Redscale I've tried (bought an expired 3-pack at the Photography Show a year or so ago). I'm not at all sure I like the effect. However, it is supposed to be exposed somewhere from EI 50 to EI 200; the latter tends to be quite red, while EI 50 gets more greens and a bit less of a scary place vibe. I think I might have exposed it at something like EI 400 or 800! I hope that's the explanation for the depths of Hades look. I need to do more tests on the meter in that Pentax ME!

I like it. I know ICM gets a lot of hate dis-popularity but I really like the natural colours, composition and (tongue firmly in cheek) bokeh!
I also really like the redscale images. I back ordered some purple stuff on their site a while ago (no idea when it'll arrive) just for fun.

I'm dragging myself slowly to a new way of thinking at the moment that the perfection offered by high resolution DSLRs is really the antithesis of what photography is about. Sharpness and dynamic range are holy grails to camera manufacturers. No one can make mistakes any more. No one can "try" anything without a camera trying to auto-correct and "fix in post". I enjoy your images - and most of the images in this thread - because that's not the case here.

I don't just like for the sake of liking. More plz.
:)
Thanks Ian. I'm really enjoying the ICM stuff, partly because of the reasons you mention, also partly because of the sheer unpredictability of it. It's definitely an area where using film is a disadvantage (and certainly expensive). I look at a subject and try to work out how to wiggle or wave or move the camera to try to get an effect, trying to remember that it's the light bits overpainting the dark bits, moving in the opposite direction to the camera movement etc. But, like all film photography, there's no instant feedback, and the cost is at least £6 per 36 shots (assuming I'm using essentially free film). By the time I get the images back it's very hard to remember what movements I made. Often it's quite hard to recognise the subjects (but I try to remember they're only starting points for the final image)! So it's expensive and hard to learn. I did contact one of the wiggling camera specialists (Valda Bailey), and she thought it wouldn't really work with film as the error rate is so high; I think she takes hundreds of shots to get a useful one.

OTOH, I thought, that's what so many digital photographers do anyway; maybe the film aspect will make me concentrate harder and result in a better success rate... yes, I know, delusions of competency here, let alone grandeur!

The roll I did earlier this year was in response to the "abstract" challenge. This roll was in response to needing to shoot an expired roll, and remembering the earlier one. I did shoot a couple of rolls a year or so ago, too. I do enjoy it. But I suspect I've now covered the easy bits (the ICM cliches, if you like), and getting more interesting shots is going to be increasingly difficult.

I seem to remember trying some colour shots with a deep red filter and getting deep red shots without having to buy a red biased film, not that one existed at the time I did the experiment. So perhaps cheap colour film and a red filter would be the way to go?
Like the pictures though.
Thanks Peter, too. I suspect the red filter and cheap colour film might well give similar results to these. Not quite sure if shooting at lower EI (so over exposing) would give the same results with a red filter, but that's because I'm not really quite sure I understand everything that's going on (other than the light going through the film first, reducing the strength of the non-red parts of the spectrum; presumably over exposing allows more greens and blues to get to the emulsion layers, but would that happen with a filter, too?).
 

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Stormy clouds being blown in by a bitterly cold wind from the NW towards Sospel.

Probably the fastest LF shot that I've ever achieved as the sky directly above my head was practically black when I arrived in location and sure enough hailstone arrived whilst packing away, then torrential rain for a quarter hour, just sufficient to have me return home drenched.

The gear survived unscathed......a little bit damp but nothing that a good airing hasn't sorted;)

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Storm clouds NE of Sospel 15042019 TP.jpg
 
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Managed to get out and shoot some film at last :)

Rolleiflex 3.5f, Ilford HP5 (all handheld at 1/30-1/60th Sec.)



Boat6 by Fraser White, on Flickr



Boat5 by Fraser White, on Flickr



Boat3 by Fraser White, on Flickr



Boat1 by Fraser White, on Flickr



Boat2 by Fraser White, on Flickr
Those are really nice Fraser. I'm always envious of people who can get to the coast to take such shots. Living smack, bang in the middle of the country means it's a planned day out for me to take such things.
 
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Those are really nice Fraser. I'm always envious of people who can get to the coast to take such shots. Living smack, bang in the middle of the country means it's a planned day out for me to take such things.
Nige - Thanks for the kind comments; really pleased with the meetering and sharpness; Heswall boat yard is definitely worth a trip out - you could incorporate Chester in the day out or Liverpool :)
 
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Hey, do you live near Meriden too? ;) (Purported to be the geographical centre of England, and only 5 miles from me...)
I'm in Sheffield, which I know isn't really smack bang in the middle of the country, but it's roughly equidistant from the two closest costs, which Is sufficient to moan about, I reckon (we'll just put aside the fact that the Peak District is on my doorstep :)).
 
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