a pinhole image from my holga wpc 120 on arista 100
a feather floating on a pond. canonet, stand developed in rodinal 15:500 for 22 mintues
goats. looks like camera has light leaks
my car. stand developed as above
shimo art gallery across the street from my house.
a view of my house with clouds passing overhead
another shot of my house.
For these photos I was using my fast 50mm f1.8 Nikkor Autofocus. I’m pretty sure all of this film was Tri-x Pushed to 1250. I developed it in Rodinal at 1:20 for 30 minutes semi-standing with one additional agitation at 20 minutes. I’m thinking that when I stand some film, it might be better to go with a 1:20 dilution rather than 1:100, just based on these results. I’ve never pushed to 1250 either and I think it was a nice amount, because I got the extra speed out of my film without loosing much quality. at 3200 or 6400, sure you can blast a quick shutter, but the quality goes to hell. Not to mention, shooting a 50mm at 1/15s sometimes might be shaky, but sometimes we get some motion blur from the people, who remain sharp, and that is sort of nice. Today in about an hour I’m going to go on a hike at a nature preserve. I rather enjoy wildlife, and nature photography. My favorite thing to shoot in this situation are landscapes with plentiful active wildlife in it. So we’ll see what I get. There are many wildlife refuges around in my area in order to accommodate migratory birds and I haven’t explored many of them. Since its the season in which birds migrate through my area I’m going to make a few trips out there. Maybe even with a kayak in the upcoming weeks; hopefully once some partly cloudy days start coming around as well to make for interesting skyscapes. I’m not sure which picture I’m on in this 365 but i’ll update soon…
I’m really enjoying the return of clouds to our city. Here I’m using a yellow filter to darken the sky and enhance the clouds. Also I’ve been trying to shoot more with my 50mm lens because I haven’t quite ‘learned’ its focal length yet. I find it more challenging to focus on my subject with it because of the narrower depth of field than my usual 24, or 28, or 40mm lenses. But its nice and sharp.
Personally I think this is hilarious. I’m sure there will be a large negative reaction. I suppose I might be slightly crazy to post this. But I hardly think I’m exploiting these kids. They were walking all the way down the street making this ballon joke. Perhaps my photographing them is not a good way to encourage them; but grown men and women make genital jokes all day long. I suppose if you are old enough to make these jokes, then whatever. I rather like this image from a formal point of view.
a magpie in flight. i didn’t realize i was panning the camera so much. i was on aperture priority mode so i had no idea what was going on. just shooting. happy mistake unintended results however.
its a boat man. curious as to why there is a spot in the lower right. wonder if its the sun. wonder if that will go bye bye in the darkroom?
obviously too dark a foreground. but the sky it cool. the foreground can always be lightened if necessary
all in all i am really enjoying using kentmere because it is easy to process insofar as its NO CURLY!!! Love that. The other thing that is great is that it looks really nice. I’m pretty sure this film is around 4 dollars a roll. More expensive that my arista edu 100, but perhaps worth it. It seems the kentmere performs in natural light better? Where as the arista i’ve been using a lot with flash, does really well that way. I suppose the kentmere could also be fabulous with the flash, but we’ll have to wait to see about that. tonight i’m going to make some prints in the darkroom from this roll, which i suppose is the TRUE test because the scanner sometimes makes photos look better OR worse, than they might in a traditional process. Or perhaps i’m just not that good in the darkroom yet, but good negs make better prints… and these are good negs.
you drop your camera in the water on a kayaking trip? i let the film set around for about a month or two before developing. it took awhile to shoot this roll of kodak 400 through my ricoh RF cheap ass camera because the RF is so dim its incredibly difficult to use. anyways take a look
here is a light rail train i shot from the top of a building. must have had some camera shake at some point, but not when the train was passing by.
this is a photo of my lady friend taken at her house where the peep hole creates a rainbow effect. looks like i over exposed it.
here is a double exposure i made with the flash. my nikon f801 can make multiple exposures so i’m messing with that.
Got to say this was difficult to work with. It was hard to load on top my developing reel. Once I got it out of the tank, I realized it was because the film is very thin and extremely curly. Hard to work with. BUT. The images were outstanding in my opinion in terms of quality/the potential for quality. I developed with rodinal 1:50 for 8:40 with some inversions every 90 seconds at 72 degrees F.
here i was trying to balance flash with the ambient light. i like this film with the flash.