Monday, July 1, 2019

The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019 (A Set on HP5+ Film)

London: The Great Exhibition Road Festival happened during 29th & 30th. It was a collaboration of institutions on and around Exhibition Road showcasing the science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances.

Following the footsteps of the Great Exhibition of 1851, I thought of capturing this event on a black and white film, the good old way. Using my trusty Nikon f80 with a 50mil lens loaded Ilford Hp5+ film, following shots were captured. I developed this film with Mr Bellini's Hydrofen (film recipe at bottom) and scanned it with Epson V700. Here is a set of 18 pics:

New age Jazz

“Hooman-Robo Interaction”

Applause to the Volunteers.

Giant Robo.

Deep into Discussion.


He had an interesting Science Demo.

The Seekers.

The Path-Finders.


Balcony Kid.

Keen on discussion. 

Old Fire Brigade and Young Fighters.

Imperial Gifts.

Bright Kids. They were aware of many facts.

She was captivated in the skeleton.

It was really hot that day.

An artist performing near S. Ken Tube.

Developer: Hydrofen, 1+39, 7 min / 20ยบ C
Film: HP5+, exposed at 200.
Notes: Initial 30 sec of agitation followed by 10 sec of inversions / min.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Few hours at Oxford ... (Fuji X100F)

A set of images taken during a short visit at Oxford. I was carrying my trusty little Fuji X100f, turned out to be a gem. 

 Thursday Market

 Media is everywhere ...

 From a shop at the market. Interesting reflection.

More shine.


 Tower looking at the tourist.

 Was talking a Selfie. She laughed. At covered market.

The Camera. There was no camera btw.

Graduation Celebration.

Graduation Walk.

A Band and A Boy.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Some images from the first roll of JCH Street Pan

JCH Street Pan is mainly used for street photography. This film has a wonderful contrast and produces pretty sharp details. It is known to be coming from surveillance film stock. Back in India, I got this film through a friend from Australia but never got a chance to use it there. After coming to London, this was the first 35 mm film that I tried. Initially, I was a bit sceptical from the online reviews, but now I am loving the results. I tried developing the first roll of this film with Mr. Bellini's Hydrofen developer (recipe in the bottom) which is the improved version of Studional or Rodinal S developer. The grain is pretty fine and the film doesn't curl!  Here are some of the images taken at Royal Albert Hall during Imperial College's 2019 graduation ceremony.  

Summary: I love it! :-)

Development Notes
Film: JCH Street Pan 400 exposed at 320
Developer: Mr. Bellini's Hydrofen
Dilution: 1+ 31
Time: 17 mins. Initial 30 sec of continuous agitation followed by 3 inversions per minute.
Scanner: Epson V700
Camera: Nikon F80 + 50mm F/1.8

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Friday stroll at the Hyde Park

Hyde Park one of the royal parks, is located pretty nearby Imperial. I usually take a bus to go around it but this time I decided to take a walk through on my way back. The place is pretty quiet and covered with natural beauty. Some of the photographs shot in infrared/bnw with Fuji X100 are shared.

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