Holmfirth on a Sunday morningJuly 10th, 2012 - 12:04
Amazingly the other day it didn’t rain. A statistic which makes the day exceptional for the “summer” we are currently experiencing. I happened to wake up early and had a wander round the ‘firth with the dog, a cup of coffee and and an old 1930s Rolleicord TLR I picked up on ebay recently which needed testing out.
It was nice to be able to get a few shots of the empty streets without endless queues of traffic and heaving throngs of tourists getting in the way.
The resulting shots are below. These were taken on TMax 400 and developed in FD10 for 15 minutes at 1:14, for those who are interested. Some early morning sun would have added a nice bit of contrast, but at least it wasn’t pissing it down and I guess I can’t ask for more than that at the moment.
The camera performed really nicely, with the exception of one little hiccup with the film advance resulting in a double exposure. The mechanism shouldn’t allow this to happen, but it is over 70 years old so I can forgive that… Plus the fact the double image has actually come out rather nicely (see below). On the whole, It’s nice to use and the results seem to be pretty good – it’s certainly a camera I will be using more often!