Colour Vol. 2

Landscapes and nature, hiking and coastlines. Here's a variety of new photographs from both the Leica and Nikon with 35mm lenses. I bought the Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART in lieu of my brief New Zealand road trip in October, but after hiking Mount Maroon with my Nikon D810 on me, I came to the conclusion that I simply don't want to carry that size of a camera on me.

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ColourNick Bedford
Black & White Vol. 112

Continuing my "urban exploration" phase, I've picked up the Kodak film again. I can't get enough. Also, my brother bought a house and has begun to renovate it. Not much else to report, except that I've booked flights and a car in late October for a long weekend driving from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook and hopefully Ray's Peak. For this short solo trip, I'm going to take the Nikon D810 and the Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART lens I've ordered. New Zealand is worth the gear.

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Nick Bedford
Colour Vol. 1

I've been craving colour photography for a little while now, having shot over fifty rolls of black and white film. When you shoot film, you are binding yourself to a creative choice. With digital, you start with all colours and go from there. So I've put down the film cameras with intention to shoot with more colour.

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ColourNick Bedford
Black & White Vol. 111

That didn't take long to accrue again. Street photography, urban landscapes, catch ups with friends, and plenty of printing later. Winter is drawing on and so I'm enthusiastic to get back into the mountains and hike before it gets warm and the days get long. I have done barely any this year.

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Black & WhiteNick Bedford
Black & White Vol. 110

Bit of hiking, street photography, urban landscapes, portraits, coffee and art. It's been a good few weeks.

On a technical note, I've finally attained an accurate simulation of the Kodak black and white film I shoot, so I've been using the digital Leica M a little bit more lately, even if I don't get the same sense of enjoyment and "effort" that I do with film.

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Simulating Kodak Tri-X Black & White Film

Being able to shoot my digital Leica M Typ 240 and still achieve the feeling of Kodak Tri-X at same time as producing colour work is something I have been reaching for with a new effort to simulate, exactly, the look of 400TX. It has taken me a few months, but I think it's ready.

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