Playing catch-up

These photos are film a film I shot in June but only recently got processed. I normally process all my own films at home but this was one was a slide film and I send those away. I don’t have the chemicals required to process colour slides and I definitely don’t have the patience to cut the processed film into individual pictures and snap them into those little plastic frames without getting fingerprints on them.

Most of the photos were taken on a sunny cruise around Bristol floating harbour aboard Chris’s boat Amador. The sky was blue and the clouds were white and fluffy, and rather picturesque.

On the same roll of film, there were also slides from Mothering Sunday, taken outside Softley’s restaurant in Market Bosworth.

And last but not least, I snapped this evening shot of the gate and door at St Mary’s Church, Fishponds.

All of these pictures were taken with a Zorki 4 and Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 lens. Film was a roll of Fuji Sensia 200 which expired in 2008. Slide film has a reputation for being very fussy about correct exposure, especially expired slide film. The Zorki does not have a light meter so I exposed the whole roll using the sunny 16 rule in my head so I’m lucky these came out so well.

My scanner didn’t do a great job of the slide film, but it’s OK. It’s a lot more fun to project them and have a slide show!

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