Second Roll of Film Shot–And possible Problem

Animals, Architecture, birds, Chiswick, England, Film, Historic, Photography, Wildlife

I have had one issue with film I have shot in the used Nikon F80 camera that I purchased. On a roll of Kodak Portra 400 at a family gathering  half of the shots are either half or 3/4 black. There would be good shots before, between and after these shots.

The negative looks blank. A possible shutter issue? But, I am not sure. I have since shot a roll of black and white film that I will pick up on Friday to see if I have the same issue. If so guess I will have to figure out what is causing the problem. 

Now to the images I shot on my second roll of film. These are from scanned negatives and have pointed out in two of them an issue that I cannot figure out what happened. Scanned on Epson V500 using Epson scanning software with Digital Ice selected.

All of these were taken at Chiswick House. Shot using 50mm lens. Film was Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400.

Film Chiswick House

Film Chiswick House2 Film Chiswick House3

The image on the right had something on the negative. I removed a bit of it from the sky but left it on the pillar. Not on the print I received.

Film Chiswick House4

Film Chiswick House5

Green line appeared on the scanned negative. Not on the print that I received.

Film Chiswick House6


Beating the Heat

Animals, birds, England, Nature, Photography, Pigeons, RichmondUponThames, River Thames, Wildlife

A walk along the River Thames where you can always find something interesting. Took along both my DSLR and the Nikon F80 for testing, film will be picked up tomorrow, hoping for something good from that roll of film. BUT more than likely nothing good.

Even the birds have found a way to beat the heat we have been experiencing this week.

Bird Beach


Bird Beach 2

City Birds

Animals, birds, England, Pigeons, RichmondUponThames, Street Photography

I took a walk with my camera the other day and I shot some flowers and stuff. It was a windy day, so the flower shots were not that successful, apart from a few.

When I take a walk with my camera I will shoot random things that catches my eye. Some work some don’t. There was one photo that I shot that I kept coming back to in Lightroom. When I keep returning to one photo from an outing I know it is a shot that I will post here on my blog. It might not be to everyone’s taste but I like it and it is my favourite shot of the day.

City Birds

If you ever walked the streets of London or Greater London for that matter, you will come across pigeons. Lots of them. This scene caught my eye.