Yesterday I decided to visit the remains of Nettleham Hall. Not much is known about the site, but it burnt down in 1937. Most of the walls remain, but the floors are gone, so fireplaces can be seen what would have been the second and third storeys. I recently resealed my 135 SLR, so I took a few photos with that - photos should be up within a few weeks. Lighting was pretty dull inside, which was unfortunate because my 300D doesn’t handle grain very well. Hopefully I’ll be able to return with a tripod and maybe the 4×5 camera.
Another scan from the 20th August, where I first used my newly acquired Toyo Field 45A, a large format bellows camera which accepts 4×5 loaded in darkslides. A this is a double exposure from by the cathedral and then castle square in Lincoln.
I did this a while back when doing GCSE Photography 2/3 years ago. Unsure what I used, but I definitely had at least 6 different trays of chemicals. These are normal darkroom prints, which after fixing & rinsing were put into different trays. Why the Teddy Bear pictures? I was doing a “Childhood Memorabilia” project.
The teddy bear pictures were taken with a Minolta X500 with a 50mm f/2 lens. The statues were taken with a borrowed Nikon FM2a with a 24mm lens. Both cameras were loaded with Ilford HP5+. I believe these were printed on Ilford Multigrade IV (resin coated, 5×7in.) All prints were scanned with an Epson Perfection 2420 at 600dpi.
A while back I was inspired by lomography images and wanted to use film to create a retro look, so I bought a disposable camera and shot the film. The prints in the lab seemed too high quality for my project, however scanning them gave a more retro effect I was after. I decided not to remove dust & other foreign artefacts to preserve the retro look. All photos featured were taken with a Kodak disposable camera and have minimal editing with Photoshop.
A few years ago I was given a pinhole kit which I never really used. With my new found confidence with film, I dug it out and went out.
|Distance between pinhole and film plane: ~55mm. Pinhole Size: ~0.3mm - Calculated to be ~f/180. Loaded with Ilford PAN 400, developed in Ilford ID-11 (1 + 3) for 20m at 20°. |
Results weren’t brilliant, only 3 images were worth scanning.