Minolta Hi-Matic 11 with Ilford HP5 Plus

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Way back in April, I shot a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus in my Minolta Hi-Matic 11.

Because of our vacation, I forgot about this roll. I got distracted by testing my new Rollei Giro 105 and Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 lens. And then there was the vacation itself. I finished 11 rolls of film while away and have been slowly getting them developed and edited.

Both my Hi-Matic and the HP5 Plus have given me great results. I haven’t used the HP5 with the Hi-Matic before and, in fact, don’t often shoot black and white with the Hi-Matic.

Not surprisingly, I was pleased with the results.

I went out on 2 occasions with this combination. Early in April, Holly and I took a walk to University City where I shot 13 photos.

Drexel University's Main Building
Drexel University’s Main Building
Eltanin by Bathsheba L. Grossman
Eltanin by Bathsheba L. Grossman

One weekend later in April, we took a walk to the Delaware River. I took 10 photos on the way there. Coincidentally, my 2 favorite photos from that part of our walk were images taken through a fence: the Starr Garden photo and the Phila Int’l Airport photo.

Starr Garden
Starr Garden
Phila Int'l Airport
Phila Int’l Airport

Along the waterfront, I took another 9 photos.

Jupiter M
Jupiter M
Frame and Mast
Frame and Mast

I was able to finish the roll on our way back home.

We enjoyed our vacation so much that returning to normal has been quite an adjustment. It was nice revisiting these photos as a reminder of 2 really nice walks we took back in April. As usual, neither the Hi-Matic 11 nor the Ilford HP5 Plus disappointed.

4 Responses

  1. Lisa Clarke

    These are great! I am all about color, usually, but these photos make me want to get out my grandmother’s Hi-matic 11, put a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus in it, and find somewhere with great lines and textures to shoot.

    • Tom

      Thanks! The Hi-Matic is a lot of fun. I really like how the color photos I’ve taken with it have turned out but feel compelled to go black and white once in a while.

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