I love this camera. If it wasn’t so heavy I would take it everywhere.
This week I went camping in the Cotswolds for a few days, hence no posts. I will write more about the trip later. As I went by car, I decided to take the beast loaded with a donated film. I was careful loading it and managed to squeeze out 13 shots from the Ilford FP4 roll from 2007. I developed it in Rodinal, stand process.
I have to mention the fine gentleman in the photos. I was wandering Castle Combe when I noticed him sat on a bench. He didn’t look like a tourist so I asked if he was local, he was. He asked me if I liked history, I showed him my camera. He then asked if I had a few minutes spare, I did. So I sat next to him for 30 minutes or so and he told me all about the things he had found while metal detecting. Lots of roman coins and buckles.
Then he asked about my camera, this one. His parting gift was telling me about the photography museum nearby that I hadn’t known about. The visit to the museum made my whole holiday, so thank you kind sir, you are a gent.