Saturday, September 24, 2011

Voightlander Bessa 66 Another Example

Voightlander Bessa 66 FUJIFILM NPH400 Arista C-41 - Another shot from the Bessa. Late afternoon so I was starting to get some warm Sweet Light. Nice colors and textures here, again showing off the Bessa's Lens.

Voightlander Bessa 66 Shot

Voightlander Bessa 66 FUJIFILM NPH 400 Arista C-41 - Just a quick snap to show the Bessa's Sharpness and Color rendition.

Voightlander Bessa 66

My Voightlander Bessa 66. Another Medium Format folder with guestimation focus. The Vaskar 75mm f4.5 is tack shard, if not fast. The Bessa 66 does have a top shutter speed of 1/500th of a second so is definitely a usable snapshot camera.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chess Pieces

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak T-Max TMY 400 D-76 Stock. A few hours spent with my Grandfather's chest set. My Father taught me to play chess with these.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Skull Flowers

Nikon F2AS 55mm f2.8 Micro Nikkor FUJIFILM Neopan SS 100 D-76 Stock - Fox Skull and cucumber blossoms. The tree in the background is an old Black Walnut.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scanning Film

Nikon 8008 55mm Micro Nikkor f2.8 AIS FUJI Superia 200 Arista C-41 Kit - Scanning film is an art I am still working to master. This is scanned in a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual III using Silverfast SE plus software. Dust us still the enemy as it is with printing, but even more so for scanning. The Dual Scan III does not have Digital ICE like my Epson V500 does but the dust and scratch removal software in Silverfast seems to be excellent.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Flying Flower

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Hoya +1 close up lens D-76 Stock - Nothing special, just and attractive shot of a flower. The leaves seem like wings, it almost appears to be flying

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Hoya +2 Close Up Lens FUJIILM NPH 400 Arista -C-41 Developing kit. Pretty but poison, more on pokeweed here. These are the ripe berries with their fall steams visible. They Arista C-41 kit seems to be holding up well. Mixes over a month ago. it has processed 2 rolls of 135-36 and 3 rolls of 120 with good results. I have been bumping the developing time by 15 seconds each run to compensate for loss of developer activity. Initial developing time of 3 mins 15 secs. at 100 degree f.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Plastic Glory

My Diana F+ in here her plastic Glory. The second shot shows the FUJIFILM Instax Back.

Instant Diana F+ Lomography

Diana F+ with a FUJIFILM Instax Back. Instant film, a cheap plastic camera with a plastic lens, 2 German Shepherds and a Blonde. What more could an Analog photographer ask for.
More on the Diana here Diana F+.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Teacup Roses

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Hoya +1 Close-Up lens Kodak T-Max TMY 400 D-76 Stock. I love the isolation close up photography provides a subject. Things seem to emerge from the blur.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pilar of Strength

Keiv 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Kodak T-Max TMY 400 Developer D-76 1:1 - This pilar is located in the Lynchburg City Cemetery, one of my favorite places to shoot. Dating back to before the Civil War the Head Stones and monuments provide ample subjects. Scanned with an Epson V500 with almost no correction to the original scan.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stone and Bone

Nikon F2AS Nikkor 55mm f2.8 Micro FUJIFILM Neopan SS 100 Developer D-76 Stock - I found an old fox skull some time ago and finally found a good use for it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jzette Snapshot

One of the neighborhood cats was nice enough to pose for me. Shot on Kodak T-Max TMY 400 120. Developer D-76 1:1, Scanner Epson V500. Mild tone Levels adjustment using Lightzone by Light Crafts. LightZone


JZETTE I love old folding cameras. These were the pocket cameras of their day. This is the Jzette. Made in Germany with a Xenostar 7.5cm f3.5, the Jzette sports guesstimation focus and a screaming top shutter speed of 1/150th of a second. An image from this camera will be in the next post.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 FUJIFILM NPH Russian Black Heirloom Tomatoes. Again hand processed at home.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kiev 60 Arsat 80 2.8 Hoya +1 Close-Up Lens FUJIFILM NPH 120 I have probably developed over 100,000 rolls of color film for myself and others over the years, but always in leader transport or some other form of automated processor. This roll is my color film developed by hand at home. I used Arista C-41 Liquid Color Negative Developing available here Free Style Photo and Photo-Therm Constant Temperature Bath to maintain the required temperature.

Friday, September 2, 2011

And So It begin...

My first post documenting my returning to the type of photography I love. Captured with Film. Kodak T-Max 400 120 and Processed at Home. Camera Kiev 60 Len Arsat C 80mm f2.8