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It's been a very busy couple of months with some exciting work opportunities that have taken me far and wide, and since I always carry a film camera with me today's blog is dedicated to my recent visit to Brighton Beach.... (insert quotes about Mods, Vespa's, Zoot suits, 'faces' and 'bellboys')
I've recently acquired a new film camera which I like very much - I like it so much that it will get it's own blog post praising it's virtues....suffice to say for now that it's a Pentax Spotmatic F and as usual it is now my favourite camera - I managed to burn my way through 7 rolls of film in about a week with this thing so it's fair to say that i REALLY like using it.... it also means that the focus of the next few blog posts will no doubt be the results of all this film photography tomfoolery......obviously I was then left with a ton of films to develop and since I have very little time to do it I decided to send the films to the lovely folks at Nick and Trick Photo (thanks guys)! who are my go to people for film purchases and now also film development too! Go and check them out!
I took two rolls of film with me on this visit, a roll of Ilford FP4 and a roll of Fomapan 200, both films which I've used before and both films that I particulalry enjoy shooting - the day was really warm but actually a bit overcast and therefore well suited to these films which give a nice balance of grain, speed and contrast, of the two I think I prefer the Fomapan but only just....I think it's got a bit more punch/bite to it... obviously these are completely non technical/subjective characteristics so make of that what you will.... I just like it better.... I took the Pentax 55mm 1.8 lens which came with the camera and is lovely and also an Auto Chinon 35mm 2.8 lens which I already owned and considering it only cost me £10 performed amazingly!! Anyway enough techno-babble! I'll let the images speak for themselves....