Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011


Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Efke 100R Adox Adonal 1:50 -  My first time using Efke 100R and my first time using Adox Adonal (Rodinal). I always charted a safe course with Black and White developers, sticking to what I knew worked. In my days working in a camera store in the 1980's Rodinal seemed to be of the "Old Timers", too stubborn to try new, modern developers. Pairing it with Efke 100R guaranteed heavy grain, but I know that going in. I like the look of both the film and developer provide. More experiment is on tap for both this film and developer.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gargoyle Campfire Color Exposure 11

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 FUJIFILM NPH Pro 400 Arista C-41 - The warmth of color and tungsten. No corrections, not filters. I think it makes a nice effect. I have loved Fujifilm's NPH since it first came out.

Gargoyle Campfire Exposure 2

Keiv 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Rollei Retro 400s Arista 76 Developer Stock - Another from the same series. I like these, but I think I will revisit the shot.

Gargoyle Campfire Exposure 9

Keiv 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Rollei Retro 400s Arista 76 Developer Stock - An old Aquarium bulb and some fast film and lead to interesting results. I love the luck of the Retro 400s film, but am struggling with it's tendency to curl, making scanning difficult.

Friday, December 2, 2011

From The Archives - Old Boat Grandview 1982

Pentax ME Super 50mm F1.7 Kodak Tri-X D76 Microdol X Stock - Another old favorite. Late fall in the Grandview section of Hampton Virginia in late 1982. My first 35mm SLR was a Pentax ME Super. I learned to shoot on my Father;s Kondak Retina IIIs before getting the ME Super.

From the Archives - Sometimes the ones you like don't make sense.

Nikon F2AS Nikkor 35-105 f3.5-4.5 (assumed) Fuji Neopan 400 Kodak HC-110 - Most likely shot in 1987 or 1988 this is a one off shot I keep coming back too. It seems to ask more questions than it answers. Grainy, missed focus and contrasting , I have to assume this roll was pushed, but the specifics are long lost to time. Most would consider this a cast off, but there is just something about it I like. Scan is pretty much "as is" which seems fitting for this image.