Looking upward toward light streaming down the concrete and brick shaft of a stairwell at the grade 1 listed Bluecoat Gallery in city centre Liverpool.
This is my first ever photo using medium format film - in this case a 50 year old twin lens Minolta Autocord loaded with Ilford XP2 Super 400 B&W film. (I posted a photo of the camera yesterday)
12 shots to a roll of film and a shutter mechanism so smooth and quiet that you can hardly hear it click!
I was so delighted when I picked up the 8" x 8" prints and saw they were okay as I'd been concerned that I'd end up with nothing due to something I'd done wrong loading or exposing the film. Also the camera hadn't been used for a long time and there was no guarantee it would work.
I love the the way in which the camera has handled the change in tones from light to dark which I think is better than the way in which modern digital cameras handle highlights.
Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog
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