I had a roll of Lomo color neg 400 loaded in my Nikon FE2 for almost 3 weeks during the recent heatwave we experienced here in the UK. This was due to various reasons but mainly because of shooting other cameras like the Littlest Holga.
The FE2 was always in my bag so as you can see this roll features quite varied subject matter.
I really love this film stock and it is becoming one of my favorites especially as it is a stock that you can still buy and is a good price 🙂
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If you have read my last post I was thinking of selling my Olympus EPL-1 since getting a Fuji X10 but have had a change of heart.
Looking back through my Aperture catalogue I came across a folder of photographs where I was playing with the various Art Filters that are built in to the camera.
To be honest the 2 filters I found I used over and over were the Pinhole and the Gritty B&W featured here.
The Pinhole is not to overpowering and boosts the contrast and colours while adding a vignette.
While the B&W is an acquired taste….. I love strong, contrasty B&W which is how I shoot my film photography so I love the filter.
The only thing I don’t like about the Olympus is the lack of viewfinder but since being able to use my Canon lens and the Art filters make up for that and the camera will stay in my bag and not on eBay 🙂
Over the last few months the trees in the Garw Valley have been felled due to an outbreak of ‘Phytophthora ramorum’ which is a fungus-like pathogen of plants that causes extensive damage and mortality to trees and other plants.
It is so sad to look out of my windows overlooking the once green hills that are now barren due to this disease but from what I have read this is the only way to stop the spread.
I decided to take a walk and try to document how this has changed the once beautiful tree covered valley using both Digital and Film.
All these photographs were taken using a Nikon FM2n and 50mm lens on ilford Delta 400 and hopefully shows the decimation this has caused, I think the Black and White gives a more poignant/sad feel to the images.
I am sure mother nature will prevail and cover this once green valley again.
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