Old York City

Another scanned negative photograph from my recent day trip to York.  Again, taken on Rollei Retro 400S 35mm film, loaded into the 50p camera (Olympus XA2), then developed in LC29.

The 400S as I keep saying, is so difficult to work with, but it produces results that I like - at least when I get the light right.  It often makes old brickwork and building features look very aesthetic, in a way that I enjoy looking at.  I guess that is what it is about.  Creating images that I like to look at.  Not IQ or HD.

Beware of Lurking Llamas

I took the above photograph in York a week or two ago.  Llamas (or is an alpaca), can be dangerous creatures in the street.  They wait for you behind corners, then pounce.  There goes his chips.

Taken on my 50p car boot sale camera, the incredible, thirty five year old Olympus XA2 pocket camera, loaded with that equally magical Rollei Retro 400S 35mm film.  Developed in Ilford LC29.  I find that 400S film, is not only very high contrast, but it tends to under expose.  Therefore, I set the XA2 to expose for ISO 200 film, and add an extra minute onto development time.

I thought that it would make a bit of a break from the serious looking heritage and genealogy stuff.