My Favourite Images

Here are my favourite images from past few weeks – some digital – some paper negatives, x-ray film etc.. It’s good to take time and look back over your work to see what really stands out – grabs you – I have done this a number of times. And each time I have weeded outContinue reading “My Favourite Images”

Glass dry plate – poured emulsion

Self portrait- These are my first attempts at pouring liquid silver gelatine emulsion (Foma from Silverprint) onto a glass plate to make my own glass negatives. Some practice still needed – but some areas show very good detail and tones. 2 second exposure F45. Developed in standard Ilford chemistry at recommended dilutions. Photographed and invertedContinue reading “Glass dry plate – poured emulsion”

So busy trying new things ……

I was surprised to see my last post was over 3 months ago. But I haven’t been idle – far from it, especially now we are “locked down” at home! Below is a brief overview of what I have been up to with links to pages containing more details. One area of activity has beenContinue reading “So busy trying new things ……”

LArGE lens adds a new dimension

An exciting find at a local general auction as added a new dimension to the images I can make with my 1900s New Countess 10×8 field camera. The lens seems to be an ex-aerial photography lens made by Dallmeyer – F2.9 to 11 8″ focus length. I love the 3-d like depth this lens createsContinue reading “LArGE lens adds a new dimension”

Lovely images from aged Kodabrome

Tempted by the low price I have some 10-year-old Kodabrome photographic paper to try as paper negative in my large format 10×8 1900s field camera. I bought some IlFord Bromophen developer (as powder makes 5 litres diluting 1:3 for use) to process it. Initial results show that is “fast” as its technical description says –Continue reading “Lovely images from aged Kodabrome”

Frustrating couple of days – light leaks

Saturday – A trip to Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot museum with the 10×8 and 4 negatives to shoot – sadly 3 big shadows on the images. I ran a test on another fresh negative at home on Sunday morning and then went to Clevedon Pier as the day was grey and overcast –Continue reading “Frustrating couple of days – light leaks”

Some Success with Waterfalls

Today I took the 100 year old large format (10×8) camera to Wales – waterfall country. Recent heavy rains meant a good flow of water over the falls. I took 4 pieces of pre-flashed photo paper in the two dark slides plus some spare paper and my black-out changing bag. Today I would see ifContinue reading “Some Success with Waterfalls”