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 It was out of date which probably accounts for the graininess and the slightly antique colour cast they have.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.
Summer is drawing to a close and I can already feel the chilled breath of Autumn in the air, so it had to be the sunflower today to remind me of holidays, balmy evenings, and the warmth of the sun’s rays on my skin.
We came across fields and fields of sunflowers whilst driving through France, in various stages of their life-cycles from young, proud and vibrant to dwindling and decaying.
I love to look at these giants of the flower world up close, with their gentle nodding heads turned shyly to the ground.