As is usual for me I get away from blogging about my photography and photography altogether. I have not been shooting much this year. I have shot some but not much and nothing that has thrilled me enough for sharing. Maybe I can get back into this game.
I got a new (used) lens at the weekend to take pictures at a Christening. It preformed very well at the Christening and I am now thinking of testing it out on the streets.
Thought I would just do a little post here today with a couple of shots from September 2016. Taken in London.
You never know what you will happen upon when walking around London. This is the second time I have come across a wedding photo shoot. Now I cannot say that these two were just married or if it was a photo shoot for a magazine or some other publication. I just know I couldn’t resist taking a couple of shots myself as I walked by.
Looked out the window this morning and had to grab my camera.
On another note shooting this made me see just how dirty my sensor is… must find somewhere to get it cleaned.
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.
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.
Green line appeared on the scanned negative. Not on the print that I received.
Over the years I have shot these same scenes in colour. But I do think these work very well in black and white. I had my DSLR set to monochrome black and white, shot raw, got colour on import, had to convert back to black and white in post processing.