I am excited to have recently developed my first ever roll of 120 film (Ilford HP 5+). The last time I developed any film (it was 35 mm B&W) was just over 30 years ago! I will be writing a more lengthy post once I scan the film, but thought I’d give a quick peek at my experience.
There have been a couple of unexpected things happen lately. First, I became very busy with work and haven’t had time 😞 for photography or to write a new post. Things should go back to normal soon. The second, much more exciting thing is I found a camera that I hoped to get one day and was pleasantly surprised to find one. I am now the proud owner of a Hasselblad EL/M. More to come when I have chance to put it through the paces.
A while ago I wrote about how I took an online photography course to help develop my creative side. It was a great experience and I want to keep doing things to challenge myself and explore more creative options, so I took another leap. This time I bought what is technically a Medium Format, antique camera. I say technically because it is certainly not what first comes to mind when I hear medium format (ie. Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax… Or one of many others with interchangeable backs and lenses…). It is a Pocket Ensign No. 28 camera (made in England), that is somewhere near a century old and I have been assured it works. It’s by no means in mint condition, but that’s part of the charm.