Of of the joys that is unique to film photography is developing a roll of film and being surprised at what was on it :-). Earier this week I developed a roll of 35mm Kentmere 400, expecting more Guelph or Alberta images, and it turned out to be a roll from out Scotland trip that I had overlooked. Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R and 15mm/4.5 Extreme Wide-Angle Super -Heliar at the Edinburgh Castle, very happy with the sense of movement.
I meant to post this image from our Scotland trip and didn’t get around to it until now. The sky cooperated on the morning I took this image of the Scottish coast!
Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Skopar lens and 25 A Red Filter
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C
This post marks the 750th entry in my photography blog, and three-quarters of the way to one thousand has a nice, significant sounding number to it. While I on occasion may wistfully dream of more traffic to my blog, I immediately rebuke myself; it’s not the most important thing. It’s about creating a body of work that I can very occasionally feel proud of (although I’m always only one bad roll of film away from scorning myself as a photographer but that’s another issue.)
Today’s image was taken at the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle located in the Orkney islands in Scotland. Older than Stonehenge, this place makes you think about time and permanence.
Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C