Falls at Brahalish Ring Fort

Falls at Brahalish Ring Fort by tubb
Falls at Brahalish Ring Fort, a photo by tubb on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Mamiya 7ii, Mamiya 43mm f/4.5L, Fuji Neopan Acros with a 10 stop ND filter. Probably 2 minutes worth. [XTOL 1:2 13 minutes]

An indulgence, but what are holidays for? We don’t have streams on the South Downs. I like doing long exposures with film – it is testing faith in measurement.

Rootball, Wolstonbury Hill

Rootball, Wolstonbury Hill by tubb
Rootball, Wolstonbury Hill, a photo by tubb on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Mamiya 7ii, Mamiya 43mm f/4.5L, Ilford Pan F+, Rodinal 1:50

Pre-exposure to loosen the contrast in the shadows on Zone 1. Geek-tastic – this means you give it two exposures, one much much less that the other, which changes the exposure in the shadows a lot but kind of leaves the highlights alone. It seems to have done what I wanted.

Yes, sorry, the tree thing maybe getting out of hand. I am considering changing my Flickr handle to Ent-hunter. But it is such a pleasant photographic experience out there in the hills beyond Brighton, and it’s so crowded in town.

I’m planning a swing back to colour in the autumn. Maybe back to my industrial roots.

Roundhill Plantation

Roundhill Plantation by tubb
Roundhill Plantation, a photo by tubb on Flickr.

Mamiya 7ii, Mamiya 43mm f/4.5L, Ilford Pan F+, Rodinal 1:50. Using a Lee 0.9 Hard Grad.

I sometimes come out of the woods.

Extra geekdom for Tubbfoto subscribers: I’m experimenting with a wider array of film and developers and this is a combo I am particularly happy with. It may even tempt me from Shanghai and XTOL. My current batch of Shanghai sticks in the gate at the end of the roll, which is fine if you are only planning one roll, bit time has permitted 20 shots on recent outings so I am using properly-expensive-grown-up stuff.

I have also invested in the Nik suite which has finally provided my with a sharpener that makes my cheapo scanner tolerable. It is genius and well worth the money.