Tag Archives: TLR

8
Jun

Late Afternoon

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“Late Afternoon”

Lubitel 166 / Kodak

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

2
Jun

The Fells

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“The Fells”

Lubitel 166 / Kodak film

I forget which camera took this roll, my best guess is the Lomo. It’s medium format and 6×6, so it’s that or a Yashica. Just now I am using another Kodak, this time a Retinette 1B, made in 1959, the same year as the Coloursnap I used last week. The Retinette has a much higher quality feel, and a Rodenstock Reomar 45mm f/2.8 lens in a Prontor 500-LK shutter, with speeds from 1/15 to 1/500th, so already it is considerably more promising than the ‘snap. If it takes pictures half so well, I will be happy.

Everything about vintage cameras is an exercise in uncertainty and patience. That is good for the soul at least. Last year I read The Left Hand of Darkness for a second time (I first read it in my teens). This stayed with me:

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

19
May

Cold Day at Cow Green

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“Cold Day at Cow Green”

Yashica 124G / FUJI RVP100F

This is one of the most amazing places in the UK in my experience. There is a profound silence that only three miles away seems impossible with the roar of the falls at Cauldron Snout. We camped out here a few years back while walking the Pennine Way and it’s on the edge of true wilderness. It’s an amazing view to wake up to.

View from Roseberry Topping

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“View from Roseberry Topping”

Yashica 124G / FUJI RVP100F

This is a scan from a print from a roll of slide film. As you can imagine, it barely does it justice. It’s a helluva climb up here, and that’s without carrying a half ton toddler!

After the Rain

“After the Rain”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

Throwing Stones

“Throwing Stones”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

Teddy by the Sea

“Teddy by the Sea”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

4
Oct

Into the Forest

“Into the Forest”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

Big and Small

“Big and Small”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

Autumn Field

“Autumn Field”

Lubitel 166B / Ilford Delta Pro 100

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