Shack

Camera: Holga Lens: Std Film: HP5 film and Dev’d in Microphen Notes: The Hamlet of Coombe nestles on the bank of Cowlands Creek, and being less than a 5 minute drive from my home, is one of my favourite spots when I need to get away from it all. I’m not sure what purpose this building served when built, as it’s very near the high tide mark, and probably floods on High Springs. It…


Old Tomes and a Snooze

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai, Lens:40mm f/4 Film: Ilford HP5 developed in ID11 Notes: More from my three day adventure to Manchester. This is one of the reading alcoves in the John Rylands Library – a Victorian Gothic building commissioned by the wife of her late husband John Rylands in 1900. The building has recently undergone painstaking reconstruction and the addition of an ultra modern wing which houses a book and coffee shop.


Promenade

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 150mm f/.5 Film: Ilford FP4 developed in ID11 Notes: More from my three day adventure to Manchester in 2010.


Crown of Thorns

Camera: Bronica SQ-ai, Lens: 150mm f/3.5 Film: Ilford HP5 developed in  ID 11 1:1 stock solution. Notes: More from my three day adventure to Manchester in 2010.  This place is called Healey Dell – a picturesque part of the Spodden Valley on the outskirts of Rochdale. Taken on a crack of dawn dog walking trundle through the harsh frost and Mist.


Is She Art ?

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 80mm PS f/2.8 Zenzanon Film: Ilford FP4, Diafine 4+4 min @30c Notes: Now I know why they don’t want you taking pictures in art galleries. The absurd sight of this young lady sitting on her own in a room was pure Monty Python. You would see people standing in front of her, stare at their partners with a quizzical look, shrug their shoulders, and walk on to the next piece of…


Georgian P**n

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 40mm f/4 Film: FP4 rated at 125, ID 11 1:1 solution Notes: A fantastic weekend in wonderful Bath. Probably the most photographed building in the city, and no wonder – just look at it.! The Royal Crescent is a residential road of 30 houses, laid out in a crescent. Designed by the architect John Wood Jnr (sic) and built between 1767 and 1774.


Dick Barton

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 80mm PS f/2.8 Zenzanon Film: HP5, diafine 4+4. Notes: With his trusty side kicks, Jock and Snowy at his side, our hero rushes to the barn. Will he get there in time to stop the evil -knife wielding – professor Dastardly from dispatching our heroine. Join us next week, for the gripping conclusion to this weeks episode of Dick Barton -Special Agent.! File to get the full effect  


Windswept

Camera: Holga Lens: The plastic one that comeswith it Film: Ilford HP5 developed in ID11 1:1 stock solution. Notes:  My favourite place at Five Lanes with more Cow Parsley than you can shake a stick at….AhhhChoo.


Going Goth

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 40mm f/4 Film: Ilford FP4 rated at 125 ISO, ID11 1:1 Notes: My first ever shoot in studio with the Bronni. Really quite scary as there is no LCD to chimp at, to check exposures and composition. I’m sure this feeling is the same as jumping out of a plane and hoping that your parachute opens….eak. Need to work on DOFnext time.


The Pidgeon Chronicles

Camera: Bronica SQ-Ai Lens: 40mm f/4, Film: Ilford FP4 developed in Rodinal 1:50 Notes: After almost a 3 month away-day rebuilding a kitchen, it’s good to finally find time to get back to the Celluloid. But what’s this Photophoppy thing do. I’m sure i used to know how to use it. Taken way back in August on a weekend trip to Mach and a flying visit to Liverpool