Wood (Cee’s black and white challenge); classic film cameras

 

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my long fallen friend

hacked down from your majesty 

rest awhile with me

This picture was previously posted on my first ever blog (grumpytyke) as one of what I call my ‘picture haiku’, that is a picture and a haiku text conceived to work together to convey a specific idea. I didn’t then usually say anything about the camera, film, etc, but later created this blog specifically for my photographic interest. I think the pic above was taken on the Contax AX but cannot remember the film nor find the neg.

Excuse me for posting a couple more pix on this week’s ‘Cee’s B&W challenge’; trees and wood have a fascination for me and are one of my favourite subjects.

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This was shot in Chester on Retro 400S film, developed in D76, with my Cosina CX-1 (33mm, f/3.5 lens) – Lomo’s great grandad – as part of a trial for a mini project ‘Doors, entrances and exits’, having found so many interesting examples in the city. I wasn’t really making the ‘wood’ the subject here.

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This one was shot on Tri-X rated at ‘normal’ speed (400), developed in D-76, in the Cosina CX-2, my favourite ‘pocketable’ camera – very quick to use – rotate the lens cover to open, auto, zone focussing with 35mm f/2.8 lens; more on the CXs here. The view, to the north over the village of Menston, is of Wharfedale, one of the beautiful Yorkshire dales, where I am lucky enough to live.

I haven’t before much entered into ‘challenges’, not being very competitive, but for some reason Cee’s appealed to me. Unfortunately, having just got back into posting on this blog I have to go into hospital again on Friday for surgery so I’m not sure just when I’ll be able to post again. Hopefully not too long.

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