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  1. 4 hours ago, Professor Rob said:

    I thought The Grey Man was quite good.

    I didn’t think it was crap. It passed the time anyway. But if you were to ask me anything about what happened, I wouldn’t be able to answer - and I only saw it yesterday. 

  2. 10 hours ago, Gotters said:

    First person 3d survival horror, why that'll be the humble ZX81 & JK Greye Software back in 1981 with this beaut - 3D Monster Maze.



    Interestingly it runs at exactly the same frame rate as most PS5 4k titles do on their launch day.

    Run, he is right behind you.

  3. Portra 800 at night (hand held - I don't have a tripod):

    Express Tavern




    Long-ish exposures on Ektar. I still don't have a tripod - I just plonked the camera on the side of Kew Bridge. There was definitely some wobble from when lorries went past:


    8 minutes:




    18 minutes. The light meter actually said 1.5 hours when taking an overall rating for the scene - with reciprocity failure probably several times that. My wife was with me and got a bit fed up waiting:

    View from Kew Bridge


  4. 4 hours ago, FishyFish said:


    I've come to realise that there's likely no such thing as accurate colours when it comes to scanning film. There are so many variables - even if you get them professionally scanned - that it's probably best just to get something you're happy with. The shot of the pub looks like it might have a hint of magenta, but nothing that I'd be concerned over - some films do lean to magenta a little.

    Yeah - I shifted it a bit towards magenta to try to remove what I thought was a green cast in the sky.

  5. I’ve been playing Horizon Forbidden West recently and find that I’m just getting impatient and end up skipping cutscenes. Then I have no idea who is who or what I’m meant to be doing other than following markers. It’s irritating. I want to follow the story but the way it’s told is so laborious and dragged out. I have a similar problem with notes and audio logs. I never listen to, or read, them unless it’s vital to a puzzle.


    I don’t think it’s the method itself, I don’t mind how they tell the story, but keep it snappy and entertaining. Cut out the bloat and I’ll be happy with it.

  6. Removing the orange mask is still a bit hit and miss. Sometimes it just comes out alright without any effort. I've got no idea if the colours are accurate to the film though.




    Somewhere in Amsterdam



    Skies often come out a bit green but I think that might just be the nature of film.

    Edit: edited it. I still think the colour balance looks a bit off.

    The Princess Royal


  7. 1 hour ago, FishyFish said:




    Yeah, I develop it at home (colour negative and E6 still go to the lab though). I started doing it when the first lockdown hit and the lab I use temporarily closed for furlough. I was nervous about somehow cocking it up and ruining rolls of film, but it's really easy to do and works out cheaper too (once you've got the equipment).

    I keep meaning to get round to it. I have actually done it before, but it was years ago at school and then college so I can’t remember much about it.


    We used HP5 I think (or even HP4).

  8. 50 minutes ago, FishyFish said:


    A few photos I took while briefly walking through Manchester Picadilly station a few weeks back. The light was great but I didn't heve enough time to take better advantage of it.

    All shot with my Olympus 35 RC film rangefinder on HP5+.


    Window seatsDown and upTinkling the ivories


    I really like the light coming through the windows on the top shots.


    Do you home develop black and white?

  9. 7 hours ago, Sidewaysbob said:

    Well my OCD head says you need to have a symmetrical image.  So if it was me, I'd crop the left out and frame the hole with the two uprights. 

    where you are cutting the leg on the right makes my skin itch :lol: 



    I deliberately took it off centre. The lens isn’t wide enough to get both sides in frame. I’ve actually tried cropping the left off but it didn’t work. I can’t be arsed now anyway. The exposure’s a bit much too.

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