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South Gare | Kodak Portra 400VC | Contax 645

This weekend we saw the weather was going to be nice, so on the Friday night we researched places on the coast that we could head to. My fellow wedding photographer-friend, Joe Stenson, who’s also known for his urban exploration and dereliction photography suggested that we head to South Gare, near Redcar on the North Yorkshire coast. I googled it and after a few seconds I was sold on the idea. South Gare is visually quite striking; a 2.5 mile stretch of man-made land lined by a beach and a vast expanse of steel industry, and it offers safe harbour to ships in stormy weather. It has a certain beauty and wild feel to it and we’ll definitely be returning to explore the things we didn’t have time to look at. I took along 2 cameras – my Contax 645 and my Leica M6. I shot expired Kodak Portra 400VC (shot approximately 3 stops over, to account for it being out of date) in my Contax, and in my Leica M6 I shot Neopan 400, though there are none of those photos in this post as I’ve not finished the roll yet! As always, all photos developed and scanned in our UK Film Lab.

01-South Gare Kodak Portra 400VC02-South Gare03-Christian Ward UK Film Lab04-Kodak 400VC UK Film Lab05-South Gare fishermans hut06-Fishermans hut07-Horses on beach South Gare08-Beach South Gare Film Photography

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January 13, 2014 - 7:02 am

Geoff Roughton - Very nice series Christian…..such a shame 400VC was discontinued!!

February 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

South Gare shot on Black and White Film | Mainly About Me - […] we took a trip to South Gare on the coast. I blogged my colour film a while ago (and you can see it here), but it’s taken me a little while to finish off the roll of Fuji Neopan black and white film […]

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