Bristol Film Meet

I am a regular visitor and poster to the Talk Photography forum, which you may already know if you've read my other blog posts. The Film and Conventional section of the forum arranges film meets a couple of times a year at various locations around the UK.

Living down south means that I can't generally make a large portion of the meets as they are simply too far north for me to drive to for a single day. I decided to arrange a meet closer to home so that I could meet other forum members and go out shooting with other film camera users.

The date and time was set for a Saturday in Bristol, and the date soon came around. Unfortunately the typical British weather decided to tag along for the day, and the sky was grey and drizzly for almost the entire day. Because of the crappy weather we ventured into numerous places such as an indoor market, an art museum and a Weatherspoons (that last one is more for a pint and a fry up than for photography!)

Because the overcast and drizzly sky sucked up most of the available light, I decided to use a roll of Ilford Delta 400 in my Hasselblad 500c/m instead of the Delta 100 that I had been using pretty heavily in the preceding weeks. Even with this faster film I was forced to shoot a lot of the photos wide open, often at shutter speeds of 1/30 or even 1/15 sec in the two images in the art gallery. 

When I returned home I developed the film in Kodak HC-110 dilution B and scanned them. The photos are shown below.

Overall it was a fantastic day out, even with the wet weather limiting what we could do. It as great to meet some fellow TP members and spend a few hours walking around with the cameras.