At Meteora with Nikon F801s and Ilford HP5

Meteora is a unique and wonderful location located above the city of Kalabaka, GREECE. I have visited and photographed Meteora many times and have used every possible combination of cameras and lenses. This time I had with me the Nikon F801s loaded with Ilford HP5. My lenses were the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 with an orange filter to enhance contrast.

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Meteora is a location where you can try shooting color, black and white and infrared images, the scenery allows for any kind of experimentation you can think of and still get good images. I have used digital cameras, and film cameras ranging from 35mm to medium and large format, and despite the fact that I have practically made thousand of images there over the years, I always find something interesting to shoot.

Ilford HP5 with the orange filter, has evident grain on 35mm format, but I really like the look of it. Still, if you don’t like much grain , you can shoot a slower film.

I rated HP5 at ISO 400 and developed the film with Ilford Ilfotec DD-X (10 minutes at 20C, one minute more than the chart suggests). Images were scanned with Epson V500.

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