Project 52: Week 30; Artistic – Patterns

Another week, another instalment of the 52 week project I’m doing this year. This week the topic is “patterns”, a pretty vague and wide brief I suppose so one I’ve answered with the below image.

Week 30 Patterns.jpg

Taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 this is the steps down to my girlfriends parents’ house on a bright and sunny day. Hence the shadows which repeat in a zig zag pattern down the steps, although there’s also patterns with the repeating bricks and repeating shapes. (more…)

Taff Embankment

Taff Embankment Canon AE-1 Programme 50mm Ilford XP2 400

So then back to the usual, monochrome. This shot of the path that runs parallel to the River Taff in Cardiff was taken on the Canon AE-1 Program with 50mm on Ilford XP2 400 ISO film. (more…)

Experiment with colour

I was given some expired film, Truprint ISO 400, by my girlfriends dad a while back. I have no idea how out of date it was, there was not expiry date printed on it, but my best guess would be sometime around 2004 as it had been stored with a load of APS film with expiry dates ranging from October 2003 to October 2004. It hadn’t been stored in a fridge or anything like that, just a drawer for at least ten years so I was in two minds about using it, I’d always wanted to shoot with really old, expired film, but always assumed if it hadn’t been stored correctly it would be far too degraded to give any images that weren’t just a oddly coloured mess. How wrong I was. Below are a selection of images I took using the Nikon FM with 28mm lens, some have beautiful grain and some have a wonderful warm, sepia glow, in my opinion all are a resounding success.

River & Stadium Truprint ISO 400 (exp 2004) (more…)

Walk on the Pier 2

Pier Nikon FM 28mm Ilford FP4 125

So the other week I posted a photo of a pretty similar scene to this taken with a 50mm lens on Canon AE-1, this one was taken with a 28mm lens with Nikon FM. Thought it might be interesting to post this as well, bit of a comparison to the other shot which can be found here. (more…)