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5 (4 underexposed) frames with a Leica M-A and 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1

January 17, 2018

Ok, I’m cheating, this isn’t 5 frames it’s 4. But I only took 4, and they make a nice set… These were taken last summer in a bar in Waterloo at a Beers & Cameras meetup with my Leica M-A and 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1. I was quite drunk, and afterwards forgot I’d shot these. I assume my intention was to push the film, I’m not sure I did. One way or another they came out woefully underexposed. Still, with some careful scanning, and a fairly heavy dose of tweaking in Lightroom I managed to retrieve something of a picture from the very thin Ilford HP5+ negs.

A success? Perhaps not, but I’m not sure I would write them off entirely. If nothing else, they speak volumes about the ability of HP5+ to withstand even the heavy volumes of Whisky I imbibed that most enjoyable evening… The amusing thing is, two of these people are portrait photographers, one of them recently featured in BJP…

Adam

Adam

Robert

Robert

Spyros

Spyros

Julian

Julian

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    John Lockwood
    January 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Maybe this is why Bruce Gilden assaults people with strobe? You can trust you’ll get an image with a wide angle and hyperfocal focusing. I know, it’s a mood killer and SO not cool…😀 Did you get rid of your M4-P after getting the M-A? Would love to hear your thoughts.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      January 22, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      I did… but I bought another… Make of that what you will 😉
      I shall have something to say about my new one soon

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