I packed my camera bag this morning for a short hike in the wicklow mountains. The route was nothing to strenuous and I had taken it before and had some definite shots in mind. Into the bag went my Mamiya RB67, a light meter, a Pinholga that was sent to me by Moni as part of a film and camera swap eight rolls of film and my tripod.
I often carry all this gear but just as I was about to leave…
02/365/2014 The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle
A wonderful oasis of calm in a busy city centre. I had a loan of a very beautiful Mamiya RB67 for the weekend and made the most of it by visiting one of my favourite spots in the city.
I suppose this…
One of the most interesting aspects of film photography is that no two people ever seem to do something the same way. There are no rules and most photographers will give anything a try. I fell in love with stand development because it suited my temperament and shoot style. I found that it allowed me to develop film at a very slow pace and it even allowed me to develop film while walking my dog.
Feighcullen Church, Co. Kildare - Pinhole Obscura
It amazing the things that you can find in this country just by keeping your eyes peeled while…
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Giggles at Chez Maxx Dublin on Flickr.
I have started to make an effort with my portraits of strangers project again.
These two were sitting having lunch in Dublin and asked me to take their picture. I was delighted to be asked and as soon as I had snapped a shot with their iPhone I could take one with my camera.
They asked how should they pose and I just told them to relax. They got a fit of the giggles and I got this shot.
We were under the canopy of the restaurant so light was poor. This was shot handheld at 1/30 sec. Considering I was my first outing with this camera I am please with the result.
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
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