Bolehill Quarry is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when the opportunity arose for a morning in the Peak District, it was top of the list of places to go.
I met up with Chris Dale and Darren Ciolli-Leach, and after a slightly disappointing sunrise, we headed back down to the quarry. Even though the sun hits the quarry a bit later in the day, it was a very clear morning so the light was strong from the start.
In the couple of hours I had, I was pleased with the set of shots I came away with, especially as the light wasn’t ideal. I can see why people would return here multiple times - there’s a lot to see with endless compositions to be had, and it’s definitely somewhere I want to return to shortly.
For those of you who might be worrying about the missed opportunity of capturing the autumnal colour in full swing, there are some rolls of Ektar already at the lab being processed :)
All images were shot using a Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii and 110mm F2.8 lens, on Ilford PanF+ film with a yellow filter.
Bolehill Quarry is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when the opportunity arose for morning in the Peak District, it was top of the list of places to go.
I headed off for a weekend in Brussels with my 2 best mates, 2 cameras, and a bag of film.
I recently sat down and answered some questions about my landscape photography for the Pinhole Society.
First impressions of using Rollei IR400 film, including a few notes on using the film too.
I've been developing my own negatives for a couple of months so the next logical step was to try printing again, and that's where a days darkroom course with AG Photographic came in.
It's been a long time since developing b+w negatives, and I've never done 120 film before, but I was quietly confident that it would all come back to me once I got started.
First off, this isn't a Film vs Digital blog. It's just my ramblings about getting into film for the first time in 16 years. Secondly, this is mostly a post about gear, and the wonderful experience of using a particular camera.