The film photography & darkroom work of David Kirby

Canada in Colour

Hi everyone!  Hope everyone is doing well and that whatever projects/prints you're all working on at the moment are going well.

As many of you may remember I went on a 3 week trip to the Canadian Rockies in October last year (it seems so depressingly long ago now).  It will be a loooooooooong time before you get any glimpses of the landscapes I shot on that trip as I still have work to do on my Iceland project, then i've got a load of negatives from Scotland to print, THEN i've got some rock climbing negatives to print, then and only then can I think about my Canada negatives.  Still, at least i'm not sat twiddling my thumbs and waiting for some negatives to appear!

That being said, Mrs. Kirby and I did shoot some colour film (gasp) using her Pentax 67 whilst we were away and, although I scanned the negatives an age ago, I have only just gotten around to spending a few hours doing some editing.  I thought I would share what I have edited with you so far.  It's something a little different from my usual fare, but it is good to keep the colour and portrait skills sharp, plus walking around with a Pentax 67 always makes me feel pretty invincible!  Be cautioned, most of these shots are of Mrs. Kirby so if you don't want to know what she looks like then turn away now! 

Please bear in mind that colour film and portraits aren't my forte, so please be gentle with your feedback! 

In other news I am making good headway with my Iceland prints and, once I figure out my print scanning procedure, I will hopefully share some shots with you.  I haven't made it to Tim Rudman's Iceland exhibition in Bradford yet but hopefully some of you have.  If you have then I would love to hear from you about how it is (pretty damn good i'm expecting)!

Until my next post, happy printing!