In Search of Detail – in the rain with some Eastman 5222 and a Nikon F2

It was pouring with rain when we arrived in Llanberis.

“Let’s go to the slate museum, it’s free – what have we got to lose” – so with those words ringing in our ears off we set passing the lake railway to the slate museum.

If you’ve never been then you must, what a great place.

Now, a year or two ago I thought I had finished with 35mm, then I bought a mint F2 with 35mm f2 lens and to be honest it’s a revelation. For street photography it’s brilliant, the focus is quick, instinctive and has never let me down.

The only film I load into it – Eastman 5222 silver rich movie film, I rate it at 200 with a yellow filter and develop in ID11 1+1 for 10 mins.

Wandering outside I was struck by how the rain just transformed everything, before long I had set the lens wide open and began isolating detail, the aim, to tell a story of the materials, the steel, the industry, times past…..

The workers canteen looked as thought the men had just upped and left.

Anyway here are the images from the day.

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3 Comments

  1. The slate museum is a very photogenic place. I too visited in the rain and wasn’t too sure about the photography policy at first so I went round with a Holga. Then I went back to the car for my RZ67 and tripod which was able to provide me with a quite different set of images.

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