Ektachrome in Byker

I received a roll of Ektachrome E100 slide film last Christmas and shot in the first few months of the year but have only just got round to developing it, mainly because I was waiting for another roll to make it worth while getting out the E6 kit.

Looking back at my records I can see that the Tetenal E6 chemicals I used had first been used about 11 months ago, so it’s not surprising that there were some fairly funky results. These are the ones that had fairly normal colour balance.

All shots taken in the Ouseburn valley, near to Byker in Newcastle upon Tyne. I think the camera was a Canon EOS300 with 50mm lens.

One comment

  1. Had no idea what Byker was – looked it up and the Daily Mail had an interesting spread of photos from 1969 to 1985 or so. What a grim place that must have been to live in – with image in black and white, it was even worse. I expect there are still places that are like that, but others have been improved. Slums in the US are equally grim. Your photos, though, only convey a bit of older times, such as the last one with the view of the gabled building at the top of the stairs. Nice series – you should publish some of the ones that are not so beautifully colored just to show a bit of the area.

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