Abstract street photograph, taken while panning the camera by hand using Ilford HP5+ film. Although it was getting dark at the time, it still needed an ND filter to get a sufficiently long exposure for this picture. The next set of films will be processed at home. I think I am going to have a lot of abstract images from here on…
Panning hand-held low-light street photograph, taken outside of the Liceu, Barcelona. I took several shots like this, trying to get a balance between motion blur on the background with a reasonably sharp subject. I think this needs more practise, although film tends to discourage experimentation…
Iron cross and lake, commemorating those that died in the second world war. Something that European politicians today seem to have forgotten.
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.
“We are currently awaiting the loading of our compliment of small, lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment, and hygiene during the flight, which will be of two hours duration. Meanwhile we thank you for your patience. The cabin crew will shortly be serving coffee and biscuits… again.” Just back from ten days of fairly exhausting travelling, so the blog will be on hiatus for a few days until we will have had time to pick up the pieces back here in Barcelona… The photograph is a view over Valsassina […]
Nice fan geometry from a kiosk near Canary Wharf metro station, London. Chailey has a much better photograph that shows the whole kiosk… The last of the expired-film batch that was badly scratched in processing, so again this picture has some extensive patching in photoshop.
The Canary Wharf metro station entrance, London.
Traditional London metro entrance sign contrasting against the glass and steel in the background at Canary Wharf.
There is something very harsh about the Canary Wharf architecture in winter. All of the colour and interest seems to have been driven underground in to the shopping centres, with mostly the industrial scale office blocks above ground – it is an interesting contrast with the more colourful buildings in the new developments around Barcelona (an extreme example being the Torre Agbar).
Under a bridge near Canary Wharf, London. It was a pretty and cold and grim Saturday, and very dark. Fortunately it seems possible to hold the Leica steady enough for some relatively slow exposures, despite the lack of image-stabilisation or other fancy features (get off my lawn!).
Slightly abstract architectural photograph from the area around Canary Wharf, London. Taken using expired Fuji C200 film.
A view of Canary Wharf, London. I was gong to make a pun about “Canary Row” (Cannery Row), but it seems that someone did it much better a long long time ago…
The first of a short sequence of images taken in the City of London. The clocks seemed appropriate today – I can not think why. When I see this picture all I can think of is “beware the radishes of time” – probably because it is twenty past Noon. Leica M7, Zeiss C-Sonnar 50mm and expired Fuji C200 colour film, shot with stacked ND and polarising filters, and an ageing photographer.
Part of the wooden outer structure of the Olympic Velodrome, Stratford, London. For an excellent panorama of the interior of the building, follow this link… Leica M7, Zeiss C-Sonnar shot wide open with expired colour film, and a stack of a 3-stop ND and polarising filters (to work around the maximum shutter speed limitations of the Leica and give a more curious colour).
Publicity Tower from the Olympics, Stratford, London. Leica M7, Zeiss C-Sonnar, expired film and a polarising filter.