March 10th, 2012 browsing by day


Oxford: Balliol Ball 2012 part 4

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

The dining hall images are from the beginning of the evening. Before the masses arrived for the ball some students chose to have a formal dinner in the dining hall. The kitchen staff were all very nice along with the head butler who asked me if I wanted to get an elevated viewpoint from above the kitchen. As I was making some shots of the students tucking into their meal  I was recognised by one of the students who was in the production of Cabaret I did some backstage photography of last month. It’s always nice when someone comments on my photography. More images to come…

[Tech info:] There are two different films used here, Kodak Tri-X and Ilford Delta Pro 3200, both expired. The Delta Pro is the same stock as the previous two rolls that didn’t turn out well. The difference here is I used Kodak HC110 developer and agitated every 30secs instead of every 60secs. My camera was a Mamiya C330f and 80mm lens.

Dinner is served. Is that a ghost moving through the shot?

Dinner conversation

Food waiting to be served

Some of the staff that were serving dinner, a nice bunch of people

I had to lead these girls all the way to one of the rear exits to the college to make use of the bright overhead light

This couple asked me to make a portrait of them. I like how they have a Bollywood look about them.

Strike a pose

The light level inside the live acts' marquee between acts was so low that I could hardly see to focus.