A short set of panoramic black and white film images taken around El Prat, just outside of Barcelona. This is a mainly agricultural area, with many walks that make a nice change from being in the city. All images made with the Horizon panoramic camera, using Delta 100 film.
People sitting outside of the MACBA, Barcelona. Shot on another old and leaky camera – this time a Photax IV-F.
Some images from a first attempt at processing C41 colour film at home. These were all shot on expired 120 format ISO 400 colour film from Lomography using an original Lubitel 166.
Double exposure on HP5+, taken in-camera with the Minolta XDs at Barceloneta‘s San Sebastian beach. Maybe given the outcome of recent COP21 climate talks in Paris, there is a fair chance this is will not be an accurate representation of the area by 2200. After the 120 film frames, the 35mm seem awfully small and grainy…
Footballing (?) at the Parc del Clot, Barcelona. The park is built within to the remains of an old railway workshop – the railways in this area are now almost entirely now underground and any service areas have long since moved away from the centre of the city. Lubitel 166 with Ilford Delta 100 in HC110.
Shot with the Lubitel 166 on Ilford Delta 100 and processed in Kodak HC110 1+63 for 13:40 at 19c.
Some more from the first two films with the Lubitel 166. It is very very hard to frame exactly with this camera, and all too easy to get light leaks and (sometimes) accidental double exposures. But I still quite like the results, perhaps because of this… All images on Delta 100 film, processed in HC 110 1+63 for 13:40 at 19c, then processed for uploading in Photoshop and Capture One Pro 9.
The tree gives a very good sense of how strong the Pacific Wind was… Zeiss ZM 1,5/50 with Ilford HP5+ and an orange contrast filter.
New York, Las Vegas.
Baker Beach, San Francisco. Sun-burn and freezing winds all at the same time :-/
Paris, Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Strip. Zeiss ZM 1.5/50 with Ilford HP5+.
Ocean Beach, San Francisco. On a particularly cold and windy day… Finally catching up with the film scanning and post processing. It is somewhat ironic that the film images take much more time and effort in Photoshop than the digital images – largely thanks to patching up scanner dust and defects on the negatives.
For nearly three months now I have shot almost exclusively with film, as an experiment to find ways to improve my photography. So far, it has been an odd mix of frustration, learning, and also pleasure. I thought that it might be helpful to summarise some thoughts on this process so far. Changes in the way I shoot I think the first and most obvious effect of shooting with film has been the impact on the number of images taken. Lightroom shows that roughly 400 shots were taken in the last three […]
These are a short series of images taken around the cruise-ship terminal in Barcelona. They were taken using a mixture of Fuji Superia 200 and Ilford XP2 Super 400 films, both using the standard C41 process. The Ilford is interesting in that it is a black-and-white dye-based film, rather than traditional silver-halide. The first two shots were taken at ISO 200 using the Fuji, scanned using Vuescan and a PlusTek 7600i, and then converted in to black and white in Lightroom. A virtual red filter was applied in post-processing to help darken the […]