Sunday, January 29, 2012


Adox Golf Cassar 75mm f4.5 Adox Art CHS 100 Adonal (Rodinal) 1:50 - Sometimes mistakes work. Another shot with the Adox Golf. One where I forgot the rangefinder was uncoupled. The bench should have been the focus point, but obviously things did not work out that way. They more a look at this image the more a like it. It seems to convey some base emotion. Maybe it is just me.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Adox Golf 75mm f4.5 Cassar Lens Adox Art CHS 120 Adonal (Rodinal) 1:50 - From my first roll with my newly acquired Adox Golf. One of the shots I remembered the rangefinder on this folder is uncoupled. Seemed only fitting to use Adox film and Adonal for this camera's first roll. This film/developer combo seems to be a definite winner, giving a very "vintage" look.

The Adox Golf

My new folder. My eternal search for the perfect Folding Medium Format Camera continues. Meet the Adox Golf. It's uncoupled rangefinder was the bane of my existence while shooting my first roll with this camera, as the extra step of setting the lens from the rangefinder's measurement was foreign to me. The 75mm f4.5 Cassar lens is nice and sharp (when you remember to set the focus), and the range finder is crisp and accurate. The overall make and feel of the camera is solid and the size is perfect for a medium format carry camera. I discovered with my first test roll with the camera it appears to have a small pin hole in the bellows, but that is easily fix, once I find it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

From the Archive - Fog on Hampton Roads 1980's

Nikon FE-2 Nikkor 35-105 f3.5/4.5 Kodak Tri-X 400 HC-110 Dil. B - Just a grey foggy day on Fort Monroe in Hampton VA.. Shot sometime between 1983 and 1986, most of my negative pages from that time are not labeled very well. I am just happy I still have them.

From the Archive - Film Reels 1987

Nikon F2AS Nikkor 50mm f1.4 Kodak Tri-X 400 HC-110 Dil. B - Shot in the Balcony projection booth of The New America Theatre sometime in 1987 another old negative that never made it to print. I always thought the series looked promising on the spread sheet. Shot with available light and I suspect the Tri-X was pushed to 800. I loved grainy, contrasty Black and White, back then, and I still do today. I used constant stirring agitation during development to get the most contrast I could.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

From the Archives Barnacles 1986

Nikon FE-2 Nikkor 35-105 f3.5-4.5 Kodak Plus-X 125 HC-110 Dilution B - I burned through a of film in the mid to late 80's many rolls never made is past the proof sheet phase. Interesting to go back and visit some of those "lost rolls." Shot in the back yard of my parents house on the Hampton River in Hampton, VA.. I never printed anything from this roll, in hind site, that is a shame.

Fun with Color Exposure 12

Kiev 60 Arsat 80 mm f2.8 FujiFilm NPH 400 Arista C-41 Chemicals -  Just a little fun with color and these little creatures. Working with the Arista 41 Liquid C-41 Kit and a PhotoTherm tempering bath. Processing temperature is 101°F in a standard Paterson System 4 tank. I using constant stirring agitation during Developer step, and during Bleach/Fix constant stirring agitation during the first minute following by 10 seconds every one minute there after. I keep the developing tank in the tempering bath during the developing and Bleach/Fix Steps. I am extremely happy not only with the results, but also with the stability and capacity of the Arista C-41 Chemicals. I am storing chemicals in collapsable "Air-Vac" type containers to ensure the best shelf life,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lomokino Frames

Lomography Society Lomokino FujiFilm Neopan SS 100 Adonal (Rodinal) 1:50 - A segment of film shot on the Lomokino. The frames are almost a quarter of the size of a normal 35mm frame and definitely "wide screen."

Lomokino Take 1

Lomography Society Lomokino FujiFilm Neopan SS 100 Adonal (Rodinal) 1:50 - My 1st movie with my new Lomokino. In a nutshell an analog movie camera that uses standard 35mm film to make short movies. Morning information can be found here Lomography Society Lomokino.  This video comprises and entire roll of 36 exposure film to "short" movies is the operative word. I used Fujifilm Neopan 100 SS developed in Adox Adonal (Rodinal) at 1:50 to add the the grainy vintage look. Not bad for a first try. The camera is hand cranked adding a jittery feel to the sequence. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Eve 2012 exposures 6 and 12

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Efke 100R 120 Arista 76 Stock - Nothing says New Years Eve like a Human Skull on a Goose Neck Stand. Ok, it is is a plastic skull, but it looks real enough. My second roll of Efke 100, this time processed in Arista 76 Developer Stock. Less apparent grain as opposed to Adomal   (Rodinol), with great sharpness and contrast. The experiments continue.