Latest films processed from the Rolleicord

Latest films processed from the Rolleicord

I lugged my Rolleicord all the way to Japan, and Hong Kong this last few weeks. That’s a long way to carry a big old camera (alongside all the regular Fuji kit) just to take a few frames. It was worth it though; it’s simply lovely to use such a great piece of kit and feels very special doing so when far away from home.

I’ve just had two films processed in Hong Kong (at the usual dot-well photo) – both Kodak Portra 400.  I’ve never had such a variety of shots within 24 frames and here are what I consider to be the best of them.  I was absolutely amazed that the long exposure of the Japanese waterfall came out sharp and well exposed.  I mounted the Rollei on a Gorillapod in the pouring rain, balanced on a slippery bridge when holding an umbrella, thinking I’d completely cocked up the long exposure control.  I seem to have done something right, albeit by accident!

Needless to say, all are completely unedited on the computer (as I prefer with film shots).

Fishing Boat, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Fishing Boat, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Fisherman, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Fisherman, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Old Folk, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Old Folk, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Avenue of Trees, England

Avenue of Trees, England

Air Rifle

Air Rifle

Cousins, New Forest

Cousins, New Forest

Enoshima Electric Railway, Kamakura, Japan

Enoshima Electric Railway, Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Daibutsu, Kamakura, Japan

Daibutsu, Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Asakua, Japan

Asakua, Japan

Asakua, Japan

Asakua, Japan

Senso Ji, Tokyo

Senso Ji, Tokyo

Old Building, Hokkaido, Japan

Old Building, Hokkaido, Japan

Ashiribetsu Waterfall, Hokkaido, Japan

Ashiribetsu Waterfall, Hokkaido, Japan

Shakotan, Hokkaido, Japan

Shakotan, Hokkaido, Japan

Wearing Yukatas

Wearing Yukatas

Wearing Yukata

Wearing Yukata

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

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