Old Film Exposed

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Haven’t posted for a wee while due to one of those things, the kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday to quote Mary Schmich.
Anyhow I am back and developed a roll of 120 that I had fired off a few weeks back. Nothing spectacular just playing around with the Lubitel 166 in and around the woods.

The Lubitel does have a nice little way of making the B&W images have a pretty spooky feel about them. Not sure if I have anymore 120 film so the next negatives will hopefully be coming from the mighty Nikkormat!

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Duckboard Run & The Everlasting Fire

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Usually have a wee run through the woods after a hard day at the grind running through the wee trails and over these duckboards is one of my favourite parts.

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During childhood breaks from school we’d sometimes go for a bit of exploring in the woods. Obviously in those olden days nobody had a clue where you were or what you were up to so you could kinda do whatever you wanted and nothing was really out of bounds.

The walk up here seemed like miles back then and the woods themselves appeared to be massive as everything is when you’re a kid including the small adventures we’d sometimes embark on.
This part of the woods where the above photograph was taken would usually have the dying embers of a fire, which is great if you’re a kid in a wooded area with a bit of pyromania running through your veins. It wouldn’t take long to get the hot embers burning bright again.

Sadly the everlasting fire is no longer burning so we can probably consign that name to history. Although it may just have been our wee gang that called it that.

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.
Jesus, does anyone?

The Writer (Gordie) Stand By Me

Spooky Woods

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Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
Shall come against him.

Had a walk through the woods today to blast off some film exposures, the 120’s are in the can still a few 35’s to fire off yet.
This one’s from the DSLR and playing around with slower shutter speeds on the left there looks like a face captured in the trees spooky stuff. I’m not actually in Birnam Woods but I’m not far from Dunsinane Industrial Estate haha and with Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth trailers being released the past week it’s a bit topical to chuck a slice of the Bard in.

New Old Camera.2

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New old camera arrived today thanks to my favourite ebay seller. It’s the mighty Nikkornmat FTN made from 1967-75 which means it could be older than my good self!
It looks a fine weapon to shoot I’m just waiting on the ammo to arrive; until it does I still have a couple of rolls of 120 to fire in the old Lubitel. Should have pinged a few off last weekend but didn’t as you can tell from the lack of posts. Speaking of posts you could probably knock fence posts into the ground with the FTN it’s a solid piece of work, almost 700 mechanical components slapped together in the days before robots done the work. Built to last like a fine Swiss watch.

Stay Gold

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“Nothing sparkly can stay.”
― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

I was trying to grab a macro of a pretty decent spider but there seems to be some kind of shutter problem when I put the extension tubes on the body. Quite like the way this one has turned out and the nod to Ponyboy and Co has put me in the mood to see the Greasers taking on the Socs.