Senior race day Isle of Man TT 2019, some pretty miserable weather leading up to the big day, races cut short etc. But who ever is in charge pulled it out of the bag, thanks.
This provided me with the opertunity to take out my new camera; the Bronica RF645 with 65mm f:4 lens and two rolls of Ilford FP4 Plus. Camera was set on aperture priority for one roll and P mode for the other.
I have been trying out film cameras for the last few years and never being fully happy with the results and thought this may be the same.
I have just had the opertunity to develop the two films, I used a stand development with Rodinal for 1 hour.
For some reason the film's curled so had to scan them and then flip them over in photoshop. Scanned on my Epson V700 with Better scanning 120 film holders and glass.
I'm blown away by what I receieved from this camera and lens, please check out the images below, comments more than welcome.
On the 29th December 2018 I have the great privalage to be asked to photohgraph the wedding of two very good friends. It was a wonderful, intimate day celebrating Mike and Julie surrounded by their close friends. The cermony was held in St. Marys of the Isle RC church in Douglas and the party was held in Bar George.
I had the please of being able to photograph the Peel and Western Anti Cancer annual fashion show at the Peel Centenary Centre on 23rd November 2018. Lots of fun and lots of money raised in a great cause. All clothes supplied by Anabela's of Peel, well worth a browse around when you are in Peel.
Below are a few images from the night.
Early autumn morning on West Baldwin Road, Isle of Man, came accross this stand of trees shaped by years of wind. The fog was thick and the dawn just breaking.
Pentax 645 Z /Pentax 645 af 150mm f/2.8
While on walk aboutin Douglas in August 2016 with my Nikon FE2 and a roll of Ilford Delta 400 I came accross a potter working inside Douglas Market Hall, I could see the concentration and so with out intruding I managed to get an image I was so pleased with when I had developed the roll of film.
I found out who the potter was and sent a copy of the image to her and thought no more about it.
Then out of the blue this week the potter that was hard at work, Katy Mitchell, emailed me to ask if I would give permission for an Austrailian ceramics journal to print the image...wow someone wants to print my work. I replied and said I would be honoured.
I wanted to capture some images of this 'iconic' building in Douglas, if anyone out there has also lived in there or partied in there its a building full of memories.
Possibly not going to be there much longer.
These first images are from the Nikon D3 with nikkor 70-200mm lens, also took some images with the Phase One P21+ and will post soon.
As I mentioned in the last pst I would post some more images taken with the P21+ digital back. So up early on Sunday morning to shoot some things I've wanted to shoot for a while her on the Isle of Man namely Pulrose power station and the energy from waste plant!! I also went for St. Johns church at first light.
I know these aren't the top locations to photograph anywhere let alone the Isle of Man but I have always been drawn to reflection of the glass at the power station and the reflection of the sun off the energy from power plant.
The Mamiya 645 afd is always a pleasure to use and now with the Phase One P21+ attched to it...Loving the images that are coming out.
I also took a roll of 35mm film as well and as soon as I process it I will post from it.
As I say, Pully power station not everyone's cup of tea but please enjoy if possible and feel free to comment.
Well, at last, finally. After many years of dreaming I have finally purchased my self a digital back for my beloved Mamiya 645 afd. Don't get me wrong, I still love and shoot film, but this has been on my wish list for such a long time, had to sell most of my film cameras to get there but....
What do I think? Wow. After reading many an article on the Phase One P+ series and expecting to run into lots of noise at 800 iso, I have found very little. So far I have shot in daylight from
100-800 iso and I can't describe how impressed I am with the results. Yes, compared to my Nikon D3 the rear LCD is nothing to write home about but the quality of the images when processed through Capture One, Wow.
Below is a quick image I took of my beautiful wife at the weekend:
Its said the P+ series has a film like quality due to the fat pixels, I can't disagree.
As I get more time in and become more comfortable with the back I will post more images andcomment further on this wonderful and relatively affordable digital back.
Just a few images from practices on Saturday 3rd June, just sat in the hedge before Ballacraine.
Welcome, please look around, feel free to comment and if you like what you see please get in touch I would love to provide you with beautiful memories.
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