Photography | Monochrome

Kilburnlad


Before the advent of digital photography I, like everybody else, used film. A roll of 35mm film gave you either 24 or 36 frames, with no idea as to how good or bad your shot was until the film came back from developing. This instilled a bit more care in one's approach, plus the fact that the camera had to be set up manually in terms of exposure, although later cameras did benefit from inbuilt light meters, offering a semi-automatic operation that made life a little bit easier.

My last camera before I moved to digital was a Pentax ME Super, and I loved it. A beautiful viewfinder with a split image and a microprism ring to aid focussing. The photographs in this gallery were taken more recently using this camera, the film having sent to Ilford laboratories for processing and returned with scanned digital copies of the images.

Some of the images are quite grainy, and I'm not sure whether that's because I was using a fast film (400 ASA) or whether it's a result of low scanning resolution, or perhaps a bit of both. They are, however, an interesting distraction from the ubiquitous digital images.
  •  Busker - Peterborough

    Busker - Peterborough

  •  Busker - Peterborugh

    Busker - Peterborugh

  •  My golfing partner Bob - in action

    My golfing partner Bob - in action

  •  Forty Foot drain - Fenland

    Forty Foot drain - Fenland

  •  Forty Foot drain - Fenland

    Forty Foot drain - Fenland

  •  Helen

    Helen

  •  Jamie with his serious face on!

    Jamie with his serious face on!

  •  Joanne - avoiding the camera!

    Joanne - avoiding the camera!

  •  A friend of our neighbour

    A friend of our neighbour

  •  Flooded River Nene in Peterborough

    Flooded River Nene in Peterborough

  •  Swans in locan drain - Fenland

    Swans in locan drain - Fenland

  •  Avenue of trees sidelit by the sun

    Avenue of trees sidelit by the sun