Filming Endeavour in Oxford, Part Three

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

It seems that I run into this film crew everywhere I go now. I mean, really, I’m not stalking them. I simply can’t turn a corner in Oxford without running headlong into a scene-on-pause. Always rife with classic automobiles and actors in costume, their sets are usually a photographic playground that I can’t resist. I am so glad they’re good sports.

(Above: From left, actors Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser, Dakota Blue Richards,
Caroline O’Neill, James Bradshaw, Abigail Thaw, and Roger Allam.)

In this instance, they are gathered in the street (Merton Street) outside the Wessex Bank (formerly the University of Oxford Philosophy Centre) and preparing to stage a hold up.

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

Filming Endeavour in Oxford

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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A Couple of Incidental Still Lifes

I have made a couple of still lifes recently with which I ended up quite happy. Of course, I’m always aiming to like my results, but still life isn’t my usual thing, and, anyway, these photos were different because they had both been created to serve another purpose. Funny as it sounds, they are the incidental byproducts of a shift from Canon to Nikon. I’m not throwing up flags, taking up allegiances, or declaring a winner. My shift, itself, is incidental, too. The Canon was too heavy. The Nikon is lighter.

This transition required that I take test shots, some to test the Canon prior to sale, more later to test the Nikon when I received it. These two photos are from those rolls that were sacrificed to the cause. They picture objects that have a place in our house (or ‘had’ in the case of the fruit), because that’s all they needed to be. Pictures, successfully. I didn’t need to go far afield, I just needed to prove that the cameras worked.

The first still life is from the Canon F-1 which I can confirm, but for the light meter, still works. I looked around the house for a subject, and there was fruit on the kitchen table in a bowl, so I thought, “Why not? Fruit in a bowl!” Classic.

Fruit in a Bowl

* Canon F-1 New *
* Canon FD 50mm f1.4 *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

This next photo is from the new-to-me Nikon which also happens to function as it should. My transition was coming to its completion, plus I had a new camera with which to play, so I was taking the time and having fun with the composition. The dry flowers sit on our kitchen window sill. I wanted a careful under-exposure of the flowers with no risk of any parts of them blown out bright, almost 18% gray but tending towards silhouette. What looks like the sun out in the background is actually a reflection in a window just behind the flowers of the sun shining over my right shoulder through another window. Due to this situation and to the intentional under-exposure, the sun provides both foreground and background light for the subject without erasing the finer details or tonal variation of either the subject or the blurred background.

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* Nikon FM2 *
* Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AI-S *
* Ilford Pan F 50 (expired) *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Sometimes the photo walks right up to me and asks to be taken.

For more information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Small Made Tall

Fun had with Rolleinar close up lenses.

Small Made Tall

Daisies on a Meadows path, Christ Church, Oxford

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak Tmax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

Tulip, no. 1

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Rolleinar 3 *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

Small Made Tall

Tulip, no. 2

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Rolleinar 1 *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

Small Made Tall

Flowered Chives

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Orange filter  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *


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Smile | The Lunchtime Portraits

Smile | The Lunchtime Portraits

Ziggy and his dog, Ash, have been sleeping rough since November of last year.

For information about The Lunchtime Portraits, click here.

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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A Street Sitting | The Lunchtime Portraits

A Street Sitting | The Lunchtime Portraits

*  Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

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Kite on a Long Lead | The Lunchtime Portraits

Kite on a Long Lead | The Lunchtime Portraits

Mini-kite salesman on Cornmarket, Oxford, England.

*  Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

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William Reddaway and Strider | The Lunchtime Portraits

William Reddaway and Strider | The Lunchtime Portraits

Between May and November of this year (2013), William Reddaway and his horse, Strider, traveled 2674 miles around the United Kingdom and, so far, have raised £46,000 for three charities in Gloucestershire. During their ride, they visited 30 cathedrals, and, indeed, it was in front of Christ Church Cathedral that I met Strider who was good enough to gather his rider for a photo. See their website and blog to learn more about the charities and their travels.

*  Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

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Shoot out … | The Lunchtime Portraits

Shootout ... |  The Lunchtime Portraits

Preparation | The Lunchtime Portraits

… on Broad Street, Oxford, England. Friend and fellow film photographer, Nasir Hamid, testing a 100 year old Ross 12 inch lens in his Speed Graphic. On me. His results from that day can be seen here.

*  Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

www.DavidStumpp.com

Coffee and Music | The Lunchtime Portraits

Coffee and Music | The Lunchtime Portraits

*  Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

www.DavidStumpp.com