Here’s baby Shea, who came to our Dundonald studio this afternoon for his own personal photo-session. He’s a happy wee boy!
It’s a cog wheel. It’s on that big crane thingy on the pier at Donaghadee. What’s special about it?
It was captured on a manual Nikon FG20 on Ilford FP4 ISO 125 film. I found an old bottle of Ilfosol 3 Developer in the garage and decided to try it out. This developer is noted for its fine grain. The bottle was still unopened and even though it must be about four years old the liquid was still clear. I developed the film for 7 minutes. The guideline was 4.25 minutes, but I didn’t trust it! Especially when it said that dev times of less than 5 mins could give patchy results. So 7 mins it was and the negs are lovely. Good contrast, low grain.
Here’s a few other examples…
Buffet Lunch is served at Carn Industrial Estate, Craigavon.
More iPhone iMages
A visit to Newcastle on a wild, wet, windy Tuesday, and an opportunity to capture some images with the iPhone. I was fascinated with the tumult of the sea at the mouth of the Shimna River, so I opened the ‘Hueless App’ and quick iPhone snap or two later…
Go on, use your iPhone camera, and record life as it happens.
A visit to the cafe at Dundonald Old Mill is an opportunity to make an image of the historic mill waterwheel at the building. I photographed it from several angles, using the Nikon F100, and a role of Ilford Delta ISO100. Here’s one of the resulting images…
Developed in Fotospeed FD-10 for 7 minutes.
Around 4 years ago, I loaded new batteries into my Nikon F100 film camera. We were moving house at the time, and I had moved the cameras to our business unit at Dundonald. When I went to collect them, two months later (we were two months in temporary accommodation) the F100 wasn’t working.
I set it down on a shelf and left it there. From time to time I tried to switch it on, but with no success. I thought about taking it to get repaired, – but then, what is a film camera worth these days? the cost of repair might be more than the cost of a second hand camera. A few times I considered just putting it in the recycling bin.