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    So then... slightly odd explore in that I CALLED SECURITY whilst there! Turns out that the tram museum next door put a big metal gate accross the access road and lock it at 4pm... then go home leaving me trapped inside with the car lol... following a slightly awkward telephone call to security on the 0800 number blazened accross the sign on the gate a very nice chap turned up in a white van and let me out an hour later, no questions asked

    I took these using my trusty old Canon AV-1 film camera, an out of date roll of Fuji Velivia, a 35mm f2.0 and a 20mm f2.8. They have what I thought was a bit of an odd colour cast, probably due to the film being out of date.. but I actualy quite like it so will use the other 12 rolls I have at some point. Was nice to have the wait for them to arrive through the post and see how they turned out. Out of the 36 I took, this 20 were the best of the bunch, the rest were a bit overexposed. Ohh and I dont have a scanner so I had to photo the photos with the 7D with a bit of vignette added in photoplop :p

    The quarry has been closed about two years and has no vandalism, theft or beer cans strewn.. probably due to its remote location, but is a lovely explore and worth the gawps fromt he people taking tram rides past about twenty feet away!

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    Outstanding work as always dude! I bet that was funny having to call security to let you out! Nice of him not to ask any questions

    Cheers for posting these up :)
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    Those pics have come out awesome. Really impressed.
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    Cheers chaps. To be honest I was just glad they answered the phone... was a good solid gate and didnt fancy a nights sleep int he car lol!

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    Perfection!
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    Gorgeous photos there!
    Great colours, I don't know if that's because of the film or your photography but I really like that. I would never have guessed that those were photos of photos lol.
    I love reading reports with a funny story like that, I couldn't imagine making that phone call:biglaugh:

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    O mate! I do like a bit of film...... And out of date too, gives it a real 70's feel..... Nice :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonesout View Post
    O mate! I do like a bit of film...... And out of date too, gives it a real 70's feel..... Nice :)
    Cheers, I dont recon it was the film though. All the foam seals that are between the mirror and the prism to block light whilst its exposing are crumbling to pieces so I think theres light pouring in where it shouldnt. Its only a mere 24 years old as well... should still be under guarantee shouldnt it?

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    Velvia is a quality film, but this would be 35mm in an av-1?
    Is it slide film velvia? How out if date? (Many questions) looks good though, the 120 slide versions one of my favourites to cross process

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    Yeah it's 35.. dscolourlabs put 120 on the receipt.. I'm buggered without exif lol.

    They did 36 slides mounted and a set of prints for 27 with free post, highly recommend them.. great service but now I'm thinking of picking up another body as this ones falling apart and maybe a second hand slide scanner.. probably cheaper in the long run, let me know if you've any recommendations.

    Only 8 weeks out of date, don't think that's what ruined the last nine photos tho, there were strips of foam on the mirror when I took lens off lol.

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