Relics IV

Hotel Relicario, Minas Gerais

  Abandoned chair with writing desk and cabinet. Taken with the Lecia M7 with Zeiss 2/35 and Ilford HP5+. The light was very low and it was quite difficult to hold the camera steady while trying also to get the framing in a rather confined space.

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Relics I: Gateway

Hotel Relicario. Leica M7 with Ilford HP5+ and Zeiss ZM 2/35.

  I am still catching up with the film processing and scanning. This is the first in a series of images all taken of or around abandoned buildings at the astonishing Hotel Relicário, in Minas Gerais. We will write more about the hotel specifically later on. All the photographs in this series were taken with the Leica M7, Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+ (the last roll I had left on this trip).

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Dark Skies

Parque Nacional da Serro da Cipó,. Black and white using Ilford HP5+ with a red filter and polariser.

Some landscape images from Parque Nacional da Serro da Cipó, shot on 35mm film. These were taken using a combination of a dark red filter and a polariser. One disadvantage of using the Leica is that you can not directly see through the lens, and so aligning the polariser for best effect is challenging.

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Area Privada

Area Privada de Caca, Seva, Catalunya. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35.

Schoolboy humour, Seva, Catalunya. Seva has along with many other municipalities declared almost-but-not-quite-there-yet independence from Spain, currently yielding much the same practical effect as the modification of the sign has had on local hunting. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and 091 red filter (again). Shot wide-open in a doomed attempt to separate the sign from the background. This was taken using a test roll of Ilford FP4+, to get a feel for how this ISO 125 film compares to HP5+. It is clear that the grain is finer, but it is still quite […]

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Parlament

Palau del Parlament de Catalunya. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35.

The Catalan Parlament, appropriately next door to the zoo in Barcelona, and possibly the seat of a new nation if the nationalists eventually start acting rather than just talking. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and Ilford HP5+ and 091 dark red filter.

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