Friday Film Shot

The second half of my roll taken out and about in my ‘hood.

I went to the disused railway nearby, a couple of years ago in 2015 I took this shot from the same place

but now Mother Nature has had her way

I’ve spent ages in photoshop adding overlays of haze and sun flare to shots to make them look like how this next one does with just a click of the Rollei’s shutter 🙂

and finally, my window when I got home






Friday Film Shot

A couple of weeks ago I took the Rollei off to Little Haven beach to see if I could overcome the loading problems I’d had with the camera in my previous outing. Luckily all seems well now and I got 10 out of 12 decent shots, so up to 83% postable shots! 🙂

Due to the weather I haven’t been out with it since, so will split this into a 2 parter.

It was a lovely sunny late afternoon when I got there, nice blue sky, and I took a few detail shots on the way to the beach

Herd Groyne is always photogenic especially contrasted against the blue sky

Lots of seaweed covered rocks at this end of the beach

the sun was going down as I walked back from the beach to see the Weebles, I’ll post those next time,

Friday Film Shot

A bit of a disappointing haul from 3 rolls I sent in for developing. From the roll I took at South Shields beach only 5 of 12 came out, and the 2 rolls I shot at Howick Hall Gardens I got 15 out of 24 :/ .  I think it was something to do with loading the film, as some of the shots had partial exposures of the following shot on them, but have managed to crop them so they are not too bad, but still, I will have to be more careful and try to figure out where I’m going wrong.

Anyway these are the 5 from South Shields, cropped to remove the weird bits.

Well at least I’m getting the exposure more or less right, so onwards and upwards!


Friday Film Shot

On to my 2nd roll of film shot in the Rolleiflex SL66 and this time I used Kodak Portra 400.  I took it with me to Saltwell Park, so regular readers will have seen the same more or less with on the Fraggle Report I did on the other blog,

I also took some pictures at Whitby Abbey but I’ll post them after I’ve done the fuji report from there.


Friday Film Shot

AT last I have the 2 rolls developed back from my Rolleiflex SL66 so today I’m going to post the best ones from the first roll I shot.  Although there are 12 frames to a roll, I only got 11 back on the first roll so presume 1 was snafu’d  🙂 .  Also a couple are rubbish and I have some duplicates as I wasn’t sure I’d got the settings right 😳 so will just choose the best of those.

Firstly a shot out of my bedroom window, not very inspiring as it was rubbish weather but at least things are in focus and exposed right!

and then my lilies

couldn’t choose which one so have both 🙂

more flowers

and tried outside on Mum’s Plant

All these were taken with an old roll of fuji colour film I had lying about.  There was a fair amount of trial and faffing on as I’m so not used to shooting on an overhead viewfinder thingy, I found it hard to get the horizon levelled up and just get everything in the right position!  Every shot seemed to take forever! But I think it’s worth it, and the second roll was easier, so I got 10 half decent shots from it, which I’ll post next Friday Film shot.

On Tuesday afternoon when the weather was hotting up I took the rollei and a new film down to the beach, and found everything beginning to gel in my brain, so fingers crossed for 12 this time, but not holding my breath on that!   Is it all worth it when I can do so much more so quickly with my FujiX-T1?  Well I thoroughly enjoyed taking 2 hours to shoot 12 shots down at the beach, I took my time, sat on the sand and contemplated the sea, and thought a lot more about what I was shooting, how to frame it , what settings, waited for the right moment in some cases and really zoned in for that couple of hours.  It’s not as easy as digital for sure, but then I’ve been shooting digital since 1 megapixel camera’s came out 🙂 Most of all I love the results, there IS something magical about film, and I think I might just be addicted to the rollei 🙂

also want to give a shout out to Mary, she is my inspiration and shoots medium format film on a series of Hassleblads, amongst others, and has a lovely blog with her photo’s on HERE  really beautiful film work.