Fish 'n ' Chips !!

by Peter Elgar

Typical British 'Fish'N'Chips -- caught at Southend-on-Sea, Essex ( England) on Easter Monday -- was shooting into the light from a doorway of an Amusement Arcade where Wife and Kids were wasting 2 -00 each ! _ used my 1961 Asahi Pentax SV
with 150mm f4 SMC Takumar and 2005 outdated FP4+ processed in LC 29 1+19 and darkroom printed onto old ORWO BN1 paper with my Durst M305 enlarger + 50mm f4 El-Nikkor lens and scanned prints with my old MUSTEK 1200 UB flatbed + PhotoShop 7
Uploaded29/04/2014 - 09:33
CategoryBlack & White
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Posted 29/04/2014 - 10:24 Link
Really good candid with stand-out focus.

Is it me, or does the outdated film add something to your photographs?
Mac from Montreal

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Posted 29/04/2014 - 10:55 Link
Mac wrote:
Really good candid with stand-out focus.

Is it me, or does the outdated film add something to your photographs?

+1 Well seen and captured

Posted 29/04/2014 - 17:57 Link
A fine street shot.
Best wishes,


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Posted 29/04/2014 - 23:29 Link
A typical bank holiday scene, but well captured.

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Peter Elgar
Posted 30/04/2014 - 12:30 Link
Hi Mac -- about my 'outdated film' well, I have so MUCH I cannot use it up quickly enough before I get given another lot ! Years ago when I used 'Fresh' I got the same quality prints -- no probs. Because the printing paper was also 'Old' I put a couple of drops of 1% Benzotriazole into the diluted print developer as an 'anti-foggant' .
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

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