Updated: Aug 24, 2021
A couple of weeks ago I headed over to St Ives for a swim and a walk around town armed with the Nikonos V and my Zeiss Ikon Nettar , I also took a go pro with the plan of doing some kind of a Vlog for Youtube , perhaps a way of giving something back having watched and learned so much over the last Lockdown .
My head was rather heavy from the night before . I dont look great at the best of times I can not watch the video without cringing . I hate being in front of the camera , and soon bore of vloggers chatting to selfie sticks , so perhaps this video will stay where it belongs , on my computer and far from the internet ?
I loaded the Nikonos with Ilford HP 5 pushed from 400 to 800 ISO , a mistake as within no time the sun was blinding and the battle was to find shots that would not be over exposed . The Zeiss Ikon was loaded with Ilford Pan F 50 ISO so very much the other end of the spectrum , just an experiment really . The photos from the roll are ok but rather boring if Im honest.
These photos were developed at home and scanned on the Epson V 600 with Silverfast . Im struggling with this scanner or at least the Silverfast Version 9 . Its far more complicated than my previous scanner (Plustek Opti 8100 with Silverfast Version 8 ) . The software keeps crashing slowing the process down big time .
The kids were shouting at me Oi mate what yer doing. I tried to concentrate and ignore them
Over exposed HP5 = GRAIN
Love those trees
Field of shiny plastic
Get yer hair cut Mark , you look like Charles Manson - Helford walk
Just needs a coat of paint
The one only photo of a surfer on a roll of HP5 . Bit of a fail really
I always stare up at that house wishing I owned it ( I think its holiday let )
Lovely shape wave albeit a tiddler
ZIESS IKON NETTAR SHOTS
River Cober bog shot
Testing the light meter on my phone , Pan F and the zone focus , they all work
The steps on the River Cober
Lifes a .......
St Ives before the tidal wave of tourists arrive , Very happy with the quality of the film and the exposure , not exactly exciting but pretty good for a 70 year old , £33 camera . What I would give for a Pentax 67 . It will happen !