Don’t forget to dance.

Don't forget to dance. by Davidap2009
Don’t forget to dance., a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

My daughters old Irish dancing shoes caught my eye yesterday. Black and white conversion in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Before the Storm (Black and White)

I couldn’t leave this shot alone. I wanted to see how it would look in black and white. I thought I’d post the result so you can judge for yourselves.

Before the Storm

Before the Storm by Davidap2009
Before the Storm, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Todays shot is in colour as you no doubt can see by now. I was going to make a cuppa when I just happened to look out of my kitchen window at a tree in our neigbours driveway. It was just before a stormy squall hit and the light was low and direct. It litt up this tree like a searchlight. I grabbed my camera and managed a couple of rushed shots before it all changed .Which it did,about 10 seconds after this the heavens opened.

Maria and Espen

Maria and Espen by Davidap2009
Maria and Espen, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Star spangled…

Star spangled… by Davidap2009
Star spangled…, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Emily 16 (3)

Emily 16 (3) by Davidap2009
Emily 16 (3), a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

This time I used my D800 to take the portrait with my 24-70. All conversion work was done using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Bunny Man

Bunny Man by Davidap2009
Bunny Man, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

…when I grow up…

…when I grow up… by Davidap2009
…when I grow up…, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

This I took on a recent outing .


Unexposed by Davidap2009
Unexposed, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Emily 16.2

Emily16.1 (2)
Emily 16.2, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Here’s another shot from the same roll. This time a little more high key. I used the same method with Adox adonal as my last shot.

I developed my film as follows at 20°C:-
Adox Adonol 1:100 (That’s 495mls water to 5 ml Adonal)
Inversions for the first minute. Then left to stand 29 mins then 3 more inversions and left to stand for a further 30mins. Stopped with water for one minute inversions constantly and then Fixed 5mins (T-Max fixer)and washed for 10mins.

If anyone is reading this and wondering about using 120 film, let me just say that 120 roll film is a joy to work with. 12 shots on a roll suits me in addition to my mind it’s a lot less of a fiddle to load a tank with.I have never had any trouble with jamming a reel, then having to start again in the dark. So go and try some :0)