Film Photography

St Ives on film

This time last week I was in the quaint little village (possibly big enough to be a town?) of St Ives in Cornwall. For this particular jaunt I took just one camera with me; my 35mm film Pentax K1000. Yes, film! I love how this totally manual camera makes me think about exposure, and with only 36 of them you think harder about each photo you’re taking.

Blue is definitely the predominant colour here, especially when the sun is shining…

The light is amazing which is why it’s been a retreat for artists for years and years…

Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets you get glimpses of life in miniature (all the houses are as gorgeous as thry are petite)…

But you’re always drawn back down hill, down the cobbles, down to the sea, the blue, blue sea…

And all the interesting vignettes of harbour life that make it all so lovely there…

Then a scramble back home, always looking back over your shoulder to get one last glimpse

Oh, OK, and maybe just one more pasty!

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    C.D.Beatrice Clay (@chrissybell)
    25 September 2010 at 14:27

    how i adore film! these are just so vibrant and lovely! What type of film do you use?

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    Angie Willis
    25 September 2010 at 18:13

    More lovely photos! Doesn’t that window with the shutters look Mediterranean, especially with the geraniums outside it. I also love the one of the washing line – beautiful composition and fabulous bright colours. But my favourite is the view of the sea through the buildings – it’s so sharp. I guess a 35mm translates to about 24mm on a DSLR – does that sound right? It looks like a really useful lens and great for practicing getting up close and personal. Note I didn’t mention pasties!!

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    26 September 2010 at 02:58

    Fantastic shots!
    I find it so refreshing to shoot with film now and again!

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    27 September 2010 at 10:45

    these are beautiful! I absolutely adore film photos, the colours always look amazing and these are no exception!

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    27 September 2010 at 20:53

    Wow! I love all of these! Amazing shots. They remind me of the North shore of Massachusetts here in the US. lovely, just lovely.

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    3 October 2010 at 00:31

    Fabulous Film!!!
    I now wish I stole this camera from my ex (he has three after all) before he moved out! ;P
    Do you use 120mm at all? It’s my current but I’ve not had any developed yet!
    These shots are just fantastic.

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    23 April 2011 at 13:01

    I like your work.
    I have a Pentax K1000, got it in an auction, its an old school camera!
    What kind of film do you use?
    Is it easy to get?
    Happy snapping
    Love those kodak moments

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