Still with the Rollei SL35 and the roll of Silberra 400, these are the shots I took with it at South Shields. Strangely none of these ones had alien light leaks.
But this one had a lot of hairs on it!
This one did better
I can never resist photographing the Weebles
And that’s the end of the roll of Silberra 400. I like the tonality of this film, it’s not super-contrasty, but that’s great for lots of detail and texture. I’ve still to try out some different B&W films, but would definitely use it again.
Stay tooned, for next time, South Shields beach in colour!
I’ve got a couple of rolls developed now, so a few Fridays taken care of! Haven’t been out shooting though as the weather has been abysmal here. A couple of weeks ago I took the Rollei SL35 out to Newcastle and discovered that although the film seemed to be winding on, the counter wasn’t moving so I wasn’t sure what was happening. Well I got 36 frames back and a couple of them are unusable, and a few have wierd goings on on them, but the rest are OK. The film I used was a Russian film called Silberra 400, and it has a nice old world feel to it.
I have no idea how that last shot got like that, the wierd white lights in the sky on the left and all the dusty bits. I think I might have travelled back in time when I pressed the shutter. 🙂
As well as my fuji, I took the Rolleiflex SL35 out with me to Cragside to finish off a roll of Kodak Portra I had in it. Unfortunately the roll jammed at frame 20, but I managed to save the film and got 7 shots out of it.
The pictures are similar to the digital ones over on the Fraggle blogwhich is fun to compare. Not sure which I like best, the digital or the film versions! What do you think?
Back in October Phil and I went off to Europe for a week, driving through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and back to Holland where we ended up at a big scale model show. I took the Fuji of course, but also the new old camera I got for my birthday, the rather gorgeous Rolleiflex SL35, and a couple of rolls of Kodak Portra 400 film. These are some of the shots.
Mook War Cemetery is the final resting place of 322 soldiers killed in WW2 situated in the Dutch municipality of Mook en Middelaar.
The Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ in Oosterbeek, Holland, is dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Hartenstein served as the headquarters of the British 1st Airborne Division.
We visited there last year which you can read about HERE so didn’t go in this time, but we saw the deer in the field opposite.
It was a lovely Autumn day, so we went for a wander in the park nearby.
We went to lunch at a nearby cafe, and I saw the vespa parked outside, couldn’t resist.
We had a long drive to Munster from Holland, and broke it in two with a stop at the Varusschlacht Museum and Kalkriese park in Osnabrück which is currently excavating the site of the Teutoberg Forest where 3 Roman legions were wiped out, with many captured soldiers being offered as human sacrifices to tribal Druidic gods.
After a couple of hours at the museum we were back on the road and arrived in Munster in the evening. We spent the next day in the Panzermuseum in Munster, and I employed the Fuji for that day, but in the evening had a walk by the river with the Rollei.
Then back to Holland and the model show. The Hotel and conference centre where we stay is set in woodlands, so it’s nice for me to leave the heaving bodies of bearded chaps drooling over tanks etc, and have a walk in the woods.
And that is that. All pictures are embiggenable with a click.