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.
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.
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.
thanks for reading my blog this year if you did. thanks for looking today if you did. to recap: i started this blog owning only 1 useful camera. now i own about 10. i started with just digital. and now i’m all filmy. i’m defiantly a much different photographer now than i was a year ago. my fear of shooting people is done. i’m thinking about new projects to do for next year. 1 idea i had today is called ‘blur’. i’m interested in motion in my pictures, but also getting back to shooting with lots of bokeh. i think my next blog project will be blurry. either out of focus bokeh bits. or moving bits, or bits where i move the camera. OR. I might just do another 365 at this address. possibly starting on new years day. 365s are nice because i can work on whatever i want to. perhaps i’ll make a blurry tumblr, and keep on 365in’ here. check back to see if i start posting again. cheers! happy new year!