Saturday, 24 September 2011
reflected self-portrait with Bilora Boy camera and pointy hat, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
It was inevitable that this shot was going to have some camera shake, the tripod is not very sturdy, and was at maximum extension here, the exposure was 15 seconds, there is no "T" setting, only "B", so I had to hold the shutter release down (and therefore "shake" the camera) during the exposure. It could have been worse!
The "Boy" has a single shutter speed and a fixed aperture, so requires good light. The weather has been mixed this week, so I have had to catch what I can. This old building is quite timeless, were it not for the recent banners displayed on the front.
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Saturday, 17 September 2011
The last three cameras have been quite technically advanced, requiring various settings and adjustments to be made, so I thought it was about time to get back to basics. This Bakelite camera from 1949 takes 127 roll film and has no adjustments at all other than "B" and "I" settings for the shutter. It takes 8 exposures on a roll, and I'm using it now before the light starts to get less intense as autumn progresses.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
reflected self-portrait with Voigtlander Vitessa and matching tie, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This is a 50 metre long curtain of poems, part of the Jaume Plensa exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I shot this one at full aperture and minimum focussing distance in order to get a shallow depth of field.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
The lens is an f2 Ultron, so I hope the rangefinder is accurate, as I plan to take some photos at full aperture. I've loaded it with a roll of Fuji ISO400 colour negative film.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
reflected self-portrait with Zenit FS-12 Fotosniper and Fez, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.