Mountain scene in Northern Italy. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and a dark red filter on Ilford Delta 100.
Mountain view with larch trees. Leica M7 with ZM 2/35 using a red filter and Ilford Delta 100.
Arriving at the Rifugio Arnaldo Bogani, where hot coffee (and food) awaits. Leica M7 with ZM 2/35 on Ilford Delta 100. Taken using a dark red filter.
Come feast at the temple! Three symbolic places of worship. Taken on a mixture of HP5+ and Delta 100 with the M7 and ZM 1,4/35 using a yellow contrast filter.
Leica M7 with ZM 1,4/35 and yellow filter on Ilford Delta 100 developed in DD-X 1+4 at 24c.
And rather wet, too. Leica M7 with ZM 1,4/35 and yellow filter on Ilford Delta 100 developed in DD-X 1+4 at 24c
An old mill (?) which has been restored and converted to apartments in Margno, Italy. It is a beautiful setting, but it reflects the sad trend where in Europe almost seemingly every change is towards property investment, tourism and upmarket coffee shops. Leica M7 with ZM 1,4/35 and yellow filter on Ilford Delta 100 developed in DD-X 1+4 at 24c, with noticeably less grain than the previous HP5+ images.
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.
A couple of images from Encants, Barcelona, shot with the Lubitel 166.
A high contrast abstracted image of the MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), shot on Ilford Delta 100 using a Lubitel 166 Universal medium format camera and processed in HC110 1+63 for 13:40 at 19c.
Another high-contrast contra-luz shot from the FED 5b. I am really happy with the way that these have come out – for a 20 euro camera that is 35 years old it is capable of some amazing images, and it is also quite pleasant to shoot with thanks to the quirky-but-solid construction and quiet-but-satisfying shutter. Another bonus is that people seem to react less to the sight of the camera, possibly because it does not look even vaguely professional. This film was the first that I have completely taken without a meter, using just the sunny […]
Shooting fast moving subjects wit the FED 5b. Rapid focusing with the Industar 61 lens is quite hard. The viewfinder on the FED is tiny, and it is easy to miss a focus error when working quickly. Even zone-focus is slow as the focusing ring has a very long movement, and there is no way to tell where the focus is set without looking at the lens (there is no ‘tab’ or similar found on some Leica mount lenses). The trick used here was just to preset the focus and wait for the subject to […]
The first of four posts with images shot with the (now repaired) FED 5b. These were all taken in or around the Ciutat Vella, early in the morning. Barcelona’s streets are fantastic for these contra-luz style images at this time of year, thanks to a combination of the low sun and the just-washed cobbled streets. This was shot with the FED and Ilford Delta 100. I shot almost all of this sequence with the lens at f11-f16, using zone focus (which is not hard at these f-stops!) and guestimates for […]
Basilica di San Giacomo, Bellagio, Italy.
Landscape (lakescape?), shot on Lago di Como, Italy. The ghostly halos around the reflections are the rendering from the Zeiss C-Sonnar lens, which was used here with a stack of ND filters to allow it to be used nearly wide open while not burning a hole in the M7’s shutter curtain… Shot on Delta 100, processed in HC110 at box speed.