The last day we were in Norwich we visited a really beautiful Victorian garden tucked away amidst the busy city. It was a really nice, relaxing place. The place is called The Plantation Garden and you can read all about it here. I took some pictures there:
The color shots are pinhole and they were made with a Terrapin Ace and Ektar 100 film. The black and white shot was made with an Olympus XA and Tri-x.
While we were in Norwich, our flat was near a really charming cobblestone lane that we walked on a lot to get from one place to another. It turns out that this is an historical place (but to be honest, what doesn’t have historical significance in Europe?). The place is called Elm Hill and I took a lot of photographs there. I watched a television documentary on Norwich that mentioned something important about the thatched roof building in a bunch of these photos, and I can’t for the life of me remember what that important thing was. And I can’t quickly Google it. But you can read about the history of it and the rest of Elm Hill here.
Incidentally, I had the best chat with the lady sitting on the bench in the Black and White photo. It turns out, she knew exactly where Portland, Oregon was because she had family living here. What are the odds?
Reality So Subtle 6×6
Apologies for not posting for so long! I am not sure what is going on with me lately but I am feeling a need to scale back, and I guess blogging was one of those things for awhile.
I don’t want to devote a lot of time to this subject at the moment, I’m sure I’ll write a blog post about it in the near future.
I realized that I still have a lot of images from my trip to Norwich in April that I have yet to share, so I will continue on with that!
Here are some more photos from Pinhole Day. These were all shot with my trusty little Olympus XA with Ferrania P30 film and Kodak Tri-x film.
The Ferrania shots:
This might be a good opportunity to talk about this film and what I think about it.
I shot this roll in really dark, rainy conditions. I was really worried about how the images would come out because of this. But I think the contrasty nature of the film worked really well with the kind of weather we were having that day.
For the most part, I really like the film.
I just finished a roll of P30 that I shot through my Olympus OM on a bright sunny day and am really curious to see how that roll fared under those conditions.
And now the Tri-x shots:
I am really digging the graininess of the images I got from the roll of Tri-x.
The images out of the camera were much flatter than the P30 shots and I had to do a little bit of level adjusting in Photoshop to get them to look the way I wanted.
More photos to come very soon!
Way back in 2014, when I first met my friend Inge in Amsterdam, she gave me a roll of dishwasher film, along with my beloved Olympus XA. I brought the camera and film home with me, promptly loaded it up in the XA, and took it out with me on my first Pinhole Mayhem adventure. I sent the film in to be developed but it was sent back to me. The lab refused to touch it! So that was when I knew I would someday have to get over my fear of developing color film because, dammit, I had to see how the results of this roll of film.
Well folks, that day has come, 3 years later. I FINALLY developed this film. I love how they turned out, so eerie and disheveled and fun.
I’ve had a few people ask what dishwasher film is. Here is a blog post from Inge explaining it.
Here are my favorites from the roll. You can see more here.
Today’s image in this series comes from Amsterdam. I had a lot of fun randomly pointing my camera at things in that city. 🙂 This was the first outing with my XA. In fact, my friend, Inge had just given to me when we met a few days before.
Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x
Developed in Diafine.