At last I have some recent images from my beloved rolleiflex to share.
These were all taken this summer in Sidmouth, Devon and various locations in France.
I didn’t make any adjustments to the images apart from the odd minor crop or straightening of a wonky horizon as I wanted to show them as they are (although some of them would work really well in black and white) This constitutes two rolls of film (you get 12 to a roll), so I was pleased I got so many images I liked considering focusing was pretty hard (the focusing screen is very dark on my camera), and framing can also be quite tricky. I was also guessing a lot with exposure as my light meter is broken.
For those who are interested I used Fuji Reala which is a print colour film (C-41) 100 ASA. It was out of date which probably accounts for the graininess and the slightly antique colour cast they have. For some I used a tripod but most were handheld.
© images and content Emily Hughes and searchingtosee, 2012
I truly love the aesthetic of these photographs, the lighting, the content-everything speaks to a sort of wanderlust nostalgia. So glad I’m following your blog!
oh thanks I’m glad you are too! 🙂
Those are lovely 🙂
thank you! I’m glad you liked them
Great photos. You’ve got a good eye for detail. I’ll definitely try to check out Sidmouth.
Thanks, it’s a beautiful town – well worth a visit
Emily, how beautiful. They do look a bit Antique but somehow it adds to their charm.
Nice to see this work!
Thanks I’m glad you think so!
There are some shots here that could really have been spectacular. I could tell right away that the film was out of date… and that is a problem. It lowers the values of the colors, and pulls down the contrasts. Is it that hard to get good film these days? I used to print my color myself, and I think I could have saved these pictures… but it does take quite a bit of experience to know how to deal with them.
Ah well next time I’ll bring them to you 😉
Your great composition aside, I really like the aged look of these. Lovely.
It’s nice to practice with something other than digital. The market is very appealing, wouldn’t mind a browse around it myself!
There is something wonderfully magical about film, and especially medium format. You can pick up old cameras fairly cheaply these days.
They look so old fashioned, wonderfully so! How lovely! 🙂
I think the colour cast compliments the scenes rather well!
yes, I think I quite like the aged aesthetic. Glad you agree! Thanks for visiting.