How do you like the Voigtländer meter, Cindy?
First rolls of film back. It's a humbling experience for a pixel peeper with an M9. A reminder that photography is more then resolution and sharpness. The PP is also quite different. Here's a few from the first roll. These were taken in front of my office (a place I've stalked with the M9). M7, 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4, Ilford HP5 Plus. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
More from the first shoot. Second roll. M7, 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4, Fuji Velvia 50. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
Gorgeous stuff, Matt!! I concur with Cindy on the Teak Bird photo- fabbo tones!! One of them looks a bit like a platinum print, too. Yum!
Here's a couple of critter shots from the M4-P/Jupiter-8:
Scooter On The Chillin' Couch, April, 2010
I'm not sure why exactly, but that photo makes me think of 1970's fashion photos.
At The Back Door, April, 2010
Shot on "ShurFine 400" film (made in Japan; Fuji something?), processed and scanned at the nearest Walgreens, tweaked in Lightzone.
Sorry, I'm hogging the thread. Third roll of film. M7, 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4, Fuji Neopan 400. thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
Last roll for today. M7, 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4, Fuji Velvia 100. the reflection in the store window was surprising. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
Matt, it certainly is a different palette to paint on. Very distinct look & feel. Well you get an A+ for your first few days on the job! A lot of favorites here for me but the one that stands out is the B&W Tulips shot! Super Job! Looking forward to more...
Thanks, Steve & Matt!
Matt, what's "OPC?"
Oh, and does Seattle actually have a heroic statue of Lenin?
Here's a few more shots from the M4-P, again with the Jupiter-8, the ISO 400 ShurFine film and a Walgreens' scan:
Watching An Excavator, April, 2010
Fly Bucket And Excavator, April, 2010
Koi Pond Waterfall, April, 2010
Mirror Hatrack, April, 2010
Dad At The Kitchen Window, April, 2010
These are really nice. I'm going to check out my Walgreen's today. Great portrait of your dad. The PP on all of these is very nice. Don't you have critters that eat the Koi? Thanks for sharing.
Matt, You, Steve and Maggie are really putting some energy into this thread! I can't pick a favorite, there are so many. I do like the reflection window...I guess you got a surprise there.
Maggie, Your photos of your Dad are really special. I can see the bond between the two of you reflected in the photos.
I get my 35mm developed at my Walgreens. I send my 120 off to a lab. I can see the difference in the cleanliness of the film. I have to do more cleanup work on the Walgreens. I guess it depends on who is operating the equipment at your local Walgreens. The scans from my Walgreens were over-sharpened so I had to move to my own scanner....but scanning can be a PITA.
Ah OCP! Of course!
Thanks, Matt. The scans from Walgreens aren't the greatest- they're small-ish .jpgs that, like Cindy says, are over-sharpened. I've had to massage all of them quite a bit in LightZone or iPhoto to get them close to something that I think looks good. I've got a bunch of black and white film that I need to develop and then I guess I should get my scanner out of storage and fire it up, too. There's so much more work to bring film photos to an audience, isn't it?
Oh, and the koi pond isn't at my house, it's in the neighborhood, backing into the commons where I walk the dog. So, no worries about Bob or Scooter getting after the fish and the dog has no interest in them!
I forgot to answer you question about the Lenin statue. I guess when the "iron curtain" fell they were cheap. Someone brought it over here to stand in the "People's Commune of Fremont" (Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle; home of Adobe). Now, I think they call themselves the "Center of the Universe". I live one neighborhood to the East.
Ha! I love it! Wish I'd been able to get one for myself!I forgot to answer you question about the Lenin statue. I guess when the "iron curtain" fell they were cheap. Someone brought it over here to stand in the "People's Commune of Fremont" (Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle; home of Adobe). Now, I think they call themselves the "Center of the Universe". I live one neighborhood to the East.
The Lenin statue and the rocket are about half a block from each other. M7, 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4, Fuji Neopan 400. Cheers, Matt.
Matt, 2 cool shots & the tone is appropriate. Im still trying to understand & swallow the "Lenin" statue on US soil?! Any resistance to this that you know of? Very interesting & of course shot well!
I've been scanning like crazy. I think that i've perhaps got the process down. Unfortunately the VP 750 comes with the wrong version of Silverfast Ai. You need their Silverfast Ai Studio Multiexposure ($180) upgrade. It does the same as multi-sampling in a lot less time. I bought it last night. I scanned some frames at 8x multi-sampling, 3200 dpi, and did multiexposure at the same size. The multi sampling took all day! I'm going to compare them tonight side by side.
The Plustek 7600Ai looks pretty good. Although, it isn't available anywhere. The main disadvantage IMHO is that you can't do unattended batch scans (24 frames at a time) like you can with the Epson.
M7; 24mm Summilux-M f/1.4; Fuji Velvia 50. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
here is MOI w/ a Dear Friend...M6 / 3rd ver 50mm cron...PLEASE click on to make BIGGER
spying on each other...M6 /3rd ver 50mm cron / triX
Please click on for BIGGER Version
Matt, I'm not usually a fan of Velvia, but #2 is very nice. I like the way the boats are framed and I love the texture and color of the archway.
Helen, I like the way the soap has added interest to the window-washer shot. You look marvelous with your friend.
Here's another film experiment. A bit of everything. No theme!
M7, 24mm f/1.4 lens, Fujichrome Provia 400x E6 film. Lloyd said this was better then Velvia and I agree. Also, found a lab in town that did these in one day: processed and scanned at 19 mb tifs. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
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Helen -- I love love love the window washer shot! Really nice. I also see you have been taking part in one of my favorite pastimes -- hanging out with models.
Matt -- nice work with the 400x. I also like the color palette better than velvia. It is a great film -- I just recently posted some pushed to 1600 in the other film thread...it really maintains its colors and saturation well. For the record, Provia 100F has a similar (identical?) color palette, so if you are not into Velvia, you can always get this film in a 100 speed as well....
As for doing the film in one day -- you are lucky. Now that I am working as a lab, I understand how hard that can be to do! When I was in Santa Barbara they would turn around E6 in 2.5 to 3 hours! I can't even imagine being able to do that. When I process it myself it takes me an hour or so just to get the film from the reel to the drying cabinet. (Then again, this is with a Jobo, not an automated E6 machine).
How lucky you are to have a lab that will turn around an E6 develop and scan in one day. I can get my 35mm C41 film back in one hour from my Walgreens ($2.19 for develop only), but then the labor intensive scan part starts. We have no local lab in my town, so mailing in E6 and 120 of all flavors is required.
Cheers & THanx for peeking & your kind words, Matt, Cindy & Stuart...
I have finally settled on my FAV Film ...
& Tones I ADORE...rich Blacks
BTW, your photos in the other analog thread are fantastic! I'll have to make that part of my GetDPI circuit. Hope you're staying out of the volcano's way?
Matt....Fantastic Colors & Nice Shooting!
Took a walk in Georgetown, Washington DC, with a Leica M6. All images were taken by Elmar 50/2.8 (Fuji Velvia 50).