Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Old Mill

I went to visit the old mill after a series of severe windstorms recently. Several farm buildings in the district had suffered damage and I feared the worst. Fortunately the old mission buildings survived with only one door, my favourite, having been ripped off it's hinges.

Rollei SL66 with 50mm Distagon and Fuji Acros developed in Pyrocat-HD

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Homemade Lens

During the festive season things photographic have been a little quiet. A few days ago I hauled out the trusty Rollei SL66 and, armed with a homemade magnifier element as a lens, I spent a few hours capturing backlit scenes at Kenmo. Being an uncoated single element of approximately f2, the depth of field is very shallow and the flare and contrast adds a dreamlike effect.

Fuji Acros developed in Pyrocat.