candids and life - 56k hater!

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  1. Lol999

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    Hi all, just got my first film back from my "new" Nikon F3HP :hail: . Still using XP2 Super and I like the results. Out of a roll of 36 I got 25 that are acceptable to me from an exposure and sharpness point of view. bearing in mind that all the candids were shot from the hip I don't think that's too bad:mrgreen: . Anyhoo, all comments welcome. Please bear in mind my crappy scanner does not do these prints justice with regards to their contrast or sharpness.

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    Couple of ladies shooting the breeze.

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    A bit of good old prejudice.

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    This young lad was seriously unhappy about being on the stall. He was also watching me from the corner of his eye to make sure I wasn't lifting anything!

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    New business. he posed for the shot but I think his venture is doomed.

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    This guy was rolling a smoke. On closer inspection he had an interesting face, but when I turned round he was gone!

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    Pet shop guy. Struggling against the big stores he spends a lot of hours at this window.

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    Down the flea market.

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    Old couple in an animated conversation.

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    I found this whilst shooting a landscape with my new 20mm lens. ordinarily i would have a macro zoom with me but left it out for my lightmeter so I had to make the best go of it with a 28mm. i went back later and the scene was all ruined and the snail gone!

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    Perhaps can't read ;-)

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    The fish man, taken with his permission. I plan to go back in the winter and get his lit caravan isolated against the dark. Apparently his name is Mr Turtle!

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    Old and new. The grain in the door in the original is beautiful. taken up close with my 20mm lens as it borders a busy road.

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    One of the best from my " on the run" series (see thread "To ask or not" for the details). I set exposure +1 stop to try and allow for the back lights. ideally flash but then it wouldn't be discrete!

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    Archway to a communal yard behind terraced houses in a very working class area. The door shows signs of punching, perhaps an indicator of the tensions that arise from living in cramped conditions, possibly on low income.

    All taken with a Nikkor 28mm unless stated. For the "hip" shots I set focus to about 7' and aperture to F8. This gave a focus range from about 15 to 4 feet on my lens. I let the camera set shutter through auto setting.

    Thanks for looking, Lol

    All comments welcome!
     
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    You can as well shoot XP2 at higher film-speeds with nice results.
     
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    Yeah, the thing is I have it processed at my local tesco supermarket and they make a really good job. I have yet to ask if they can manually set film speeds if I tape the DX off on the cassette. One step at a time!

    Cheers, Lol
     
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    the 2 speeds tesco use are 1 hour and next day.
     
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    Thanks for that;)
     

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