Film Friday

I now have 2 rolls of kodak portra 400 developed. One was in my Minolta Riva Mini, and the other in my Olympus XA. The roll in the XA had been in it for over a year whilst I was busy with my 2019 385, though now and again I took it with me on outings with Sophie, so we’ll start with the shots I took with it before I decided to do a film year.

Firstly Newcastle, Christmas 2018!

Helter Skelter
Fenwicks annual Xmas window display, that year was based on The Snowman, and they were playing
‘Walking in the Air’ ad nauseum through a loudspeaker.

Pret A Manger with Grainger Street right, and Grey Street left.

I am not sure how it happens but some of the shots from the XA have come out with a red round haze in the middle of them, so I converted this one to B&W to get rid of it.

I thought this was funny, Phil not so much πŸ₯΄

I also took it with me to Dunstan Staiths, which was a Fraggle Report on the Universe blog HERE if you want to know its history.

View from the Staiths
Dunston Staiths
Fog on the Tyne
Vintage Bossa Cafe where Sophie and I had lunch that day.

A couple of miscellaneous shots to finish..

Rotterdam ferry port quite surprised this one came out, it wasn’t on a tripod. You can see the red haze in the middle but it kinda blends in with the sunset.
Sunset from my back bedroom window.

I still haven’t been out with Sophie this year as the weather has been crap most weekends, and she’s been visiting her chap in Spain on the weekends it was dry! Hopefully we can get started soon and I’ll get the Rollei on the go for some better quality shots.

Back next Friday, so stay tooned! πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Film Friday

  1. The last time I used my capsule cameras was in 2009, in Marrakesh. The results were not good, as I think the meter on the XA-2 wasn’t working properly. But they did come out OK using black and white film, for some reason.
    I really like that shot of Phil, but can see why he was less amused. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I love the portrait of the Snowman, look so rich in textures and moody colors, actually the colors are very nice : )
    The red haze could be a light leak present only when light is entering from a specific direction, or could be vignetting when the camera chooses to open the lens aperture in the lens, it can have a bluish or greenish vignetting, in the lab when correcting the white balance of it the center could end being reddish.

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