Old trees on the beach

Rather pleased with this. Will probably go back and re-photograph with a tripod and larger format at some point. This brings up a point actually as I find the quicker operation of the small format can mean capturing something that may be easier to lose sight of with a more cumbersome set-up.

Old tree stump on the beach
April 2017. Old tree stump on the beach. Suffolk, UK. Kodak T-Max 100 (35mm) & XTOL 1+1

Scratches on 35mm

Scanning a batch of 35mm film exposed in my Nikon FM2N earlier this year I see a few horizontal scratches. Suspect grit or sand has got into the mechanism, hopefully it’ll come out okay. Not really seen this before, but the camera had been sitting around for a while unused so not totally surprising.  Also film scans seem more unforgiving compared to diffusion enlarger prints (I use the De Vere and ILFORD MULTIGRADE 500 systems) – conventional black & white process film doesn’t work with digital ICE, whereas ILFORD XP2 Super does (C-41).

Photo on flint on suffolk beach.
Suffolk, UK. Kodak T-Max 100 & Tetenal Ultrafin Plus 1+9

A new blog

I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the last few months considering whether and / or what to put back online here at my domain name, which has hosted some of my photography in the past. Earlier this year I started a food blog which was mostly centred on low carb baking but as I only do this now on rare occasions, any rationale behind the endeavour rapidly diminished; I may at some point start a more general food blog. However for this first post, and to end a certain tendency on my part for procrastination I’ll put up a photo from earlier this year, as I’ve tentatively returned to photography after a break in 2016. The process of trying to go through my archives and select a ‘best of’ is rather intimidating, especially with all the various WordPress gallery options.

Picture of flint on Suffolk coast
Flint on Suffolk Coast, Kodak T-max 100 film (35mm) & XTOL 1+1

I do realise this first post goes against some of the advice to make a blog highly focussed on one topic, but this doesn’t really reflect my way of thinking and so begins an experiment, if that doesn’t sound too presumptuous…