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Hampton Court

A day with Black and white film.

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Nikon FM2n, Ilford’s HP5
Nigel Borrington

Some years ago myself and my brother and a friend Neil, headed to Hampton court to do some photography. It was the first time I had loaded Black and white film into my Nikon FM2 camera in a location like this so full of colour from the June flowers on display.

However Neil owned his own black and white dark room so Ilfordโ€™s HP5 it was. We spent about four hours at Hampton Court and then some hours processing the film making some prints and drinking a lot from what I can remember.

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The images here are some of the results, I cannot find anything else. The prints are long gone so I have scanned any negatives I can find.

I am more than happy with these images and itโ€™s very interesting to look back and think about what I felt made a good image way back then.

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Nikon FM2n, Ilford’s HP5
Nigel Borrington

9 responses

  1. …..even then….a great sense of composition….and all having perfect exposure and lovely tonal range.

    April 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  2. Thanks John !

    I think one of them was a bit overexposed on the ground, but not bad for my first ever dark room visit. I remember at the time just being amazed to see anything come out!

    April 9, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    • For your first processing work, this is ace….I do miss the magic of working in the dark room.

      April 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  3. victoriaaphotography

    Nice to look back at old photos. Like you say, interesting to see what you composed back then.

    April 10, 2013 at 12:31 am

  4. It’s very interesting looking back in time. You had a good eye even back. The photos are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

  5. Hardly anything to beat b&w … ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 5, 2014 at 12:52 am

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