The MACBA, Barcelona. I have no idea where the usual crowd outside was at this time! M7 with ZM 2/35 on Ilford Delta 3200. A somewhat different look to some of the Delta 100 images taken earlier this year, which I think I much prefer…
Mountain scene in Northern Italy. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and a dark red filter on Ilford Delta 100.
Some shots from a test roll of Ilford SFX200. This is a specialised black and white film with extended infrared sensitivity. The film is interesting in that it can be used to shoot fairly conventional images, while use of red and infrared filters can produce very exaggerated effects on sky and foliage. The above image was shot in daylight with a dark-red filter. The sky and foliage (both foreground and on the distant mountains) have come out very dark compared to the people and stoney path that they are sitting alongside. I […]
A picture of part of the ceiling in the Barcelona’s opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu. The theatre was rebuilt in the late 1990’s following a fire that destroyed the original structure. The style is a kind of post-modern baroque in deep red and gold. I always half expect (or perhaps hope for) the orchestra to lead with the Muppet theme tune, or spot spider-man swinging from the roof. This was taken at an excellent performance of Norma in February. While the choice of production is often a little too traditional […]
To finish the sequence, a shot of the NDK.
Building work around the fountains in front of the NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria.
New buildings under construction in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Everywhere McDonalds signs. Sofia, Bulgaria.
I really liked the juxtaposition of the child and bicycle with the controversial communist era monuments and NDK.
Storm channel, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Peep show, cats and cleaning in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+. And a very wet morning.
While running around to try to repair the camera, I have been catching up with the scanning and processing of some sets of photographs taken at the end of last year. This is the first of a short sequence of black-and-white film (HP5+) images, taken just before Christmas in Sofia, Bulgaria. This was a working trip, and something of a disaster photographically. One mis-loaded film meant loosing most of a day of images (grumble grumble superior Leica engineering…), while the second film was partly destroyed after opening the camera before rewinding the […]
The last in the series. Leica M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Ilford HP5+. For the terminally curious, the remainder of the series of candidate images for this sequence are here: Tomorrow, back to some colour photography…
Leica M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Ilford HP5+.