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Wet photo days on the canal

Grand union canal wet day 2
Nikon Fm2n, 35mm f2.5 lens
Kodak T-max 100, film
Nigel Borrington

I took these images back in 1986, with my then first SLR camera a Nikon fm2n, we were holidaying on a long boat that you can see in the second photo, for a week.

From what I can remember I don’t think we had one day without it raining and spent most of the time in the boat in front of a fire or in a pub drying out, its funny, at the same time you remember moments like this with great fondness!

This set of images has also reminded me to get back on track for my DIY film development project, I made a few phone calls and just need to go collect everything that I finally need to get on.

Grand union canal wet day 1
Nikon Fm2n, 35mm f2.5 lens
Kodak T-max 100, film

Grand union canal wet day 3
Nikon Fm2n, 35mm f2.5 lens
Kodak T-max 100, film

Grand union canal wet day 4
Nikon Fm2n, 35mm f2.5 lens
Kodak T-max 100, film

14 responses

  1. 1annecasey

    Lovely images – nice framing and shapes. : )))

    May 9, 2013 at 10:17 am

    • Thank you Anne πŸ™‚

      I remember having lots of time, hiding under that bridge from the rain. πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

      • 1annecasey

        : )))

        May 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  2. Hi. Nice wet series; last one is my fav. composition. What equipment did you use to digitize these oldies?

    May 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

    • Hello Harrie

      Thank you, very pleased you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

      I have a Minolta scan elite II, Its able to produce about 10 megapixels ….

      May 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      • Thank you, Nigel. Checked it out; good piece of equipment, but unfortunately a ‘good piece’ over budget. Cheers, harrie.

        May 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      • Hi Harrie

        You can get scanners much cheaper that this but the mainly only scan to jpeg files.

        Check out ebay

        May 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

  3. Lovely shots Nigel. It’s great to look back at old photos πŸ™‚

    May 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    • Thank you Norma, yes – I love doing this. Both the taking and the looking back! πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  4. Lovely! The images remind me of “The African Queen”. Isn’t it funny how the mishaps end up being the most memorable part of an adventure?

    May 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    • Hello Sharon.

      Yes I think that’s right we just had to muck in for the week, get lots of coal and sticks for the fire, food and drink and talk as you can imagine.

      Great times πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  5. Nostalgia……….monochromes
    Makes me ache inside…………

    May 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  6. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your visit and comment John !

    Very pleased you enjoyed this post.

    Yes I wonder sometimes if we will look back at our digital images in the same was?

    May 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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