I had a meeting at Sheffield Uni recently (not about photography - i do other stuff too you know)! so there I was a few floors up in a meeting room prattling on as is my way and all the while my eye was being drawn out the window and across the street to what I can only describe as a gigantic borg cube doing a relatively crap impression of being a building... all i wanted to do was get outside and shoot some photos of it!
These were taken a few weeks ago now but what with the lag in shooting a whole bunch of film, sending it off, getting it back and then scanning it's taking me a while to work through the images so I'm only now getting chance to share these with you.
This weeks blog is courtesy of my lovely Olympus OM2n with a zuiko 28mm wide angle lens shooting some Rollei Retro 80s film which I bought from the lovely folks at Nick & Trick Photo https://ntphotoworks.com they also developed the film for me and I think you'll agree that they did a pretty awesome job - go check them out!
I think that the film works best in high contrast scenes as can be seen in the image above - the lovely deep, rich dark tones - yum!
I flipping love these images!! it was a beautiful bright spring day with hardly a cloud in the sky, conditions that were clearly ideally suited to the Rollei Retro 80s film - I love the tonality and depth of the shadows, I've done very little/nothing to these images in terms of post processing so these are basically 'as is' (or for the pedants out there 'as the scanner sees them' but you know what I mean) I am definitely going to get a few of these developed in a proper dark room and make some prints - i like them that much.... if only I had the time.....