A1 - The Great North Road

I used to buy a lot of photography books. They take up shelves and shelves of space and the last time we moved four years ago, all the books went into boxes and stayed there out of site (and therefore sort of out of mind) until last year when we…

Swing High

St Alfege playground 2009 Rolleiflex 3.5F from the 1960s. HP5 developed with Rodinal. Scanned with Epson Perfection V700. Click on the image for more.…

Massive conditioning

I've used many film cameras but the Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta IV 6x6 from 1956(ish) was one of my favourites for walking around with. It was compact with a front door that unfolded the bellows. The lens was a 75mm 3.5 coated Tessar, incredibly crisp. I really regret…

GRrrrrr - no, not really

I've been using Ricoh GR cameras since 2001. I got my hands on the GR1v when it was released and never looked back. It was a 35mm film camera, specs here. And it was a jewel. Since then I've used iterations of the GR as it went from film to…

Bastions

Imposing structures. Walking down the River Mersey. New camera, new raw conversion software. Getting my head around the monochrome module of Darktable. Broken bridge  I've always thought this end of the old bridge looks more like a ruined castle. TimberCutting back to the nature reserve through Heaton Mersey Industrial Estate.…

Ballooning

Some dead balloons and barsWalking around trying out the Fujifilm X100V. Deliberately shot wide open for testing purposes. Minor cropping top right. Raw conversion with Darktable. Minor cropping top right. Raw conversion with Darktable.…