How Things Are Looking: August 2018 Part One

Yep, it’s the first part of August’s random selection of snapshots

Spending the afternoon at the Beach in West Wittering, it seemed fitting to take that archetypal holiday camera, the Olympus Trip 35. Millions were sold during it’s lengthy production run from 1967-1984, during which time there were hardly any changes made to the genius original design. No batteries required; a solar-powered selenium light meter measures the light, and even though selenium photocells don’t go on forever, mine is till working perfectly. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember those classic commercials in the 70s with fashion photographer David Bailey.

Camera: Olympus Trip 35
Film: Fomapan 100

Coco The Cocker loves the sea

She may be 15, but Daisy still gets excited about going for a walk.

The square format and the belly level perspective probably give away that this was taken with a twin lens reflex camera, in this case a Yashica Mat.
Shooting a camera without a light meter is easiest on these sunny, cloudless days using the sunny 16 rule. I do hear some people say that in the UK full sun is never that bright and we should actually use sunny 11, but 16 always works out perfectly for me.

Camera: Yashica Mat 124G
Film: Ilford FP4

When I step outside my home first thing on a sunny morning, this is one of the first things I see

Camera: Pentax KM
Film: Kodak Tmax 100

And this is the view coming back after my morning coffee

Amongst the dunes on West Wittering Beach. Whenever I see dunes, I think of the BBC’s 1968 adaption of MR James’ Whistle And I’ll Come To you. If you’re a fan of MR James, then I heartily recommend the Mark Gatiss documentary MR James: Ghost Writer.

Camera: Nikon F90X
Film: Kodak Tmax 400

For fast 35mm film I tend to flit between Tri-X and Tmax 400. Tri-X is a classic, but Tmax has very fine grain for a 400 speed film. I’ve seen ISO 100 films that are far grainier than this.

We went to pick our own at Durleigh Marsh Farm. I specifically voted to remain in the EU so we could continue to exploit East Europeans just and I wouldn’t end up having to pick my own damn vegetables </sarcasm>