Yorkshire Dales: Signposts

As with the Kodak TMax 400 that Kodak Alaris sent me, I tested the Kodak Tri-X 400 in a similar way by taking photos of my favourite subject - the litte details. Again I’m reminded that I could easily change my blog title to ‘lovely light and little details’ and it would pretty much sum up what I do here haha.

I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to taking photos of these style signposts but I had to keep catching Thomas up on our walks haha. Perhaps to remember where I’ve been?

Either way I’m quite taken with the results of these photos. The first photo especially has a rather luscious grain I think. Its not quite as smooth as the romantic TMax 400 but I think I prefer it. My eye sight is pretty shocking (I won’t tell you my prescription lol) and one of the reasons I’ve continued using film for so long is that I find it so perfectly represents how I see the world.

Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 - sent to me by Kodak Alaris and developed by The Latent Image (not for free, I would just highly recommend them)

Location: Around Reeth, The Yorkshire Dales
Camera: Canon EOS 750

Wabi-sabi in Norfolk

I recently shared a photo on social media of a rusty gate saying that I didn’t know what it was about the photo but I loved it so much. Luckily one of my photography friends on Twitter (Hi Lorraine!) said ‘wabi-sabi’ and after looking it up I was like ‘YES’ and also ‘why didn’t I know this term before?!’.

For those who also haven’t heard of it either, wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of the acceptance and beauty of imperfection. “Wabi” is said to be defined as “rustic simplicity” or “understated elegance” and “Sabi” is translated to “taking pleasure in the imperfect.”

SO many of my photos have this concept about them and now I know, I’m a little bit giddy haha.

So it turns out I’ve been celebrating the perfectly imperfect without even trying all these years. I’m totally starting a new hashtag on Instagram for it - #wabisabionfilm - what do you think??

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Around Norfolk, England

Eden Camp: Little Details Part 2

More Eden Camp details and I LOVE these as much as the last set I shared. They make my heart do a little skip - especially the blues in two of these photos. Aren’t they lovely colours! Oh my gosh and that sheet music. Happy sigh - just wonderful.

Is it weird to gush about your own photos?? I mean I’m still going to do it ha so I hope it isn’t weird. Just look at everything that’s going on in that last photo - the reflection of light, the old fonts on the tins, all the different shapes and lines going on behind the regimented window frame, the depth of focus… swoon. I love it. I hope you do too :)

Camera: Minolta X-500
Film: Lomography CN 400
Location: Eden Camp, Yorkshire