Enough vintage clothing shoots (see previous posts)! It’s back to film and Dorchester in Dorset (UK) – one of my favourite photographic locations, especially given some foggy winter weather.
Firstly a Victorian park and some nice foggy tones into the distance. APX100 is very good at rendering delicate midtones which is why I use it as an ‘all purpose’ film.
There wasn’t much light around so this was shot at maximum aperture hence the narrow depth of field.
This shot of benches and some pollarded trees really came alive with a texture layer – something to do with the way it interacts with the foggy midtones.
Next on to a church and a cemetery – sorry I’m a book cover photographer and a bit of gothic is irresistible!
My usual ‘not sure why I like this’ shot – I’ve taken it several times over several years but it’s never quite right.
Finally a controlled depth of field shot taken at 3 apertures to get the best effect – the maximum aperture of 1.4 left the gravestone too out of focus – this was at f2.
All shots on Agfaphoto APX100 on an Olympus oM2 with either a 50mm f1.4 or a 28mm f2 Zuiko, which is a lovely light kit for a day’s shooting. The film was developed in Rodinal 1+50.
As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.
Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.