He has chosen images which have given him enjoyment and pleasure both in the taking and the making over the years. Some of the images have appeared previously others have not been exhibited before.
I would like to say thank-you to everyone who has viewed the galleries over the past year, Dave has received many requests to continue for a further 12 months which he has agreed to do and will try his hardest to bring something new each month. At times he may revisit subjects previously shown but previously unseen images.
Merry Christmas & A Prosperous New Year
Earlier today, I decided to re-visit Nettleham Hall, with the repaired camera, tripod, and the large format Toyo Field 45a. 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.
The Toyo-Field 45A is a large format bellows camera which features interchangeable backs and lenses. The bellows give a high degree of movement, which can be used as a tilt-shift lens. I shot off 2 darkslides today, combined with the 2 already exposed - I had my 6 images to process.
Toyo Field 45A with 150mm and 90mm lenses (35mm equiv. 45mm and 28mm). Ilford FP4+ (4×5 sheet format). Developed in Paterson FX-39 at 1+16 for 16½ minutes. Scanned by an Epson Perfection 2450 at 1200dpi.
1 second at f/32 - Cokin 003 and C-PL
4 seconds at f/22
8 seconds at f/8
8 seconds at f/8
1/100 at f/8
Finally had the resources to attempt to reseal my 35mm SLR. Unfortunately I didn’t do the job well, as the middle 22 images were pretty much unusable. Fortunately the first and last 7 were.
Minolta X500 with 50mm and 35mm lenses0
Ilford PAN 400 developed with ID-11 (1+3, 20°c, 20 minutes).
Scanned with an Epson Perfection 2450 at 2400dpi.
Today I was out in the Sutton Park & Erdington area of Birmingham today. I read an article about setting the custom ‘corrective’ white balance of infrared-converted cameras. Instead of the entire image being red, the custom white balance brings out more subtle colours. I also finished a roll of film (35mm #15) to see whether I have resealed the Minolta successfully or not.
Red & Green channels swapped.
Black and white converted.
I also found that with this camera, that there is less vignetting with the HolgaDirect kit, probably because there is more diffraction because infrared has a longer wavelength than visible light. This is a pretty sweet combination as both infrared and holga benefit from a bright sunny day - I should try some more if I have a chance.