Olympus XA-2 - 50p camera project II

Kent Earthquake felt in East Anglia

Olympus XA2 50p camera project. Ilford HP5+ b/w film. Developed in Kodak D76 stock. V500 scanned.

Our intrepid reporter phones in the tight fisted report.  The 4.2 magnitude tremors of the Kent Earthquake yesterday were felt far and wide.  Causing damage to structures as far away as Cambridgeshire.  Either that or some drunk managed to back his car into this Wisbech telephone box.

The fun that you can have with a little XA2 35mm film compact camera.

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Portrait, Street and Protest, Travel Photography, Zenza Bronica SQ-A

That Candid Expression of Surprise

One Potato, Two Potato…. I like this one, as I caught that much-prized-by-candid-photographers “shocked moment”. This was taken in Gdansk Poland, and the guys here were promoting the nearby Pyrabar restaurant. Bronica SQ-A camera. Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8 lens. Ilford HP5 Plus medium format film. Home developed in ID11.

I think I just about caught it here.  These guys were promoting their restaurant (a potato restaurant), by the name of Pyra bar, in Gdansk, and doing all sorts of stuff with potatoes in order to do so.  I moved up with the hefty Bronica in hand, and just managed to set it up for an exposure, when she raised her head and saw me – shutter hit.  I’m happy with this street portrait.

If only it worked so well more often.  Great people, they posed for another shot shortly after – I’ll post that at a later date.  Still several rolls of Ilford in the fridge to process.

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