Too much messing around with digital lately – time to return to film. This set is from the last roll for Adox CMS20 – shot at 12 ASA it’s perfect for brighter days where you want to achieve a shallow depth of field.
All shots on an Olympus OM2N – mainly as it has a 12 ASA ISO setting which makes things easy… Developed in the recommended Adotech II developer for a bit less than the recommended time (8 mins rather than 8.5 mins), Ilford stop bath for 30 seconds then the rather unnerving 45 seconds in Ilford fixer.
This first one is slightly blue toned, shot on the Zuiko 50mm f1.4 at f4 – just enough to give a nice blur to the bridge in the background.
Next – the remaining river bank supports left standing after the winter floods. Maybe a bit more contrast ?
Finally a real surprise – the lighting in this unspotted scan is really odd – as if there was a light source shining on the gate. I suppose it was light reflecting from the gravel path but I’m not complaining!
As usual, the grain is almost invisible even at maximum magnification – easily out classing a Plustek 7500 film scanner. Excellent stuff!
All shots for the book cover market – thanks for looking and hope you like them!