GSW690III, Acros 100, developed by lab with TMAX[as they told me]
Both with Hasselblad 501CM, 150mm CF, PanF+ 50, souped in Ilfosol 3 [1+14] by myself
Some more from my increasingly distant past. Cheers, Matt
Early 1970's, near Pike Place Market
5/21/1972. University District Street Fair, Panatomic X
I like these a lot more than the betterlight images. I don't know why yet, but I'm thinking on it. The aspect ratio is spot on, too; it makes me think of individual pool lanes as relating to your vision and taking visual "laps" through the space.
edit: on that note, betterlight scans--the literal act of scanning--is rather reminiscent of laps and the motion of water itself. still like these more, though--maybe it's the almost saccharine feel of the soft focus in *this* environment that doesn't work for me as well. almost too obvious: the soft focus in the "hard" area. dunno. either way, you're the still bee's knees and I dig all of your work--i'm talking in degrees of awesome here :-)
i like this format a lot.. i've dreamed of an xpan size/format digital rangefinder (full size sensor). The aspect ratio is just about perfect for pano, and I prefer the flat pano, rather than the sweeping kind you get with the Betterlight pano adapter.
I took some Kodachrome at the same time with the xpan.. willl be interesting to compare the two when i get them back
a few more from the shoot
Just finished scanning some T400 CN shot last winter with the Contax G2 and 45mm Planar. I liked the way the warm/neutral split tone worked on this image - almost like the actual colors.
Been fooling around with the Horizon Perfekt. It has no light meter, so Sunny 16 is my master. Kodak TMax 100, f16 @1/125 sec. Processed in Lightroom.
Bonita Beach001 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Bonita Beach002 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Bonita Beach003 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Bonita Beach005 by MsMambo, on Flickr
Bonita Beach006 by MsMambo, on Flickr
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Jim: Nice images. The aspect ratio does work very well. The second and third sets are also terrific. You have some very cool gear and you use it well.
Carl: Beautiful B & W. The tonality's perfect for the subject.
Scott: These are great images. The last night photo's excellent!
Tokengirl: Those are uniquely wonderful photos. The curvature distortion make them seem unworldly. Exposure looks right on.
I have to share these and this seems like the closest fit. Film (well actually a "print" on a glass plate) and certainly not taken with a Leica M.
In the late 70's I had a part-time job as a garbage man at an institution of higher learning. These were supposed to be thrown away; but, I took a small box home. They've been sitting in the box for 30 years. The other day, I scanned a few. They all date from around 1900. One was dated 1888.
ca. 1900, Robert Patten, "Seattle Umbrella Man"
hand-colored, probably up by Mt. Rainier
trees you don't see anymore, Olympic or Cascade Mountains
cruising somewhere in Alaska
Seattle waterfront, the big ship's the "Walla Walla"
Matt,Randy: Nice photo and car! Is this near Monterey and the Concours d'elegance? I've been really impressed with the IQ of the contax G1 and G2.
No, this was in Half Moon Bay, California.
The couple were just out for a ride and happened to park across from the local rag, (The Half Moon Bay Review)
The reporter came out to get their story.
It caught my eye as my wife and I were there for my birthday, which is August 13 and the car was #13
Quite a nice thing to see.
Now, if he would have given me the car, it would have made the day complete.
No Such Luck
A few more lantern slides.
"Walrus among the ice floes in Bering Sea, Nome"
Barkentine \Bark"en*tine\, n. [See Bark, n., a vessel.]
(Naut.) A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged.
Downtown Seattle, probably around 1906 - 1909, just after the San Francisco Earthquake. There's a sign, second on the right, that identifies the "Seattle Agency of the The San Francisco Examiner Chronicle". The Examiner's offices were destroyed in the earthquake and for a while they brought out joint editions with the Chronicle.
This must be the original gate to Woodland Park (designed by the Olmsted Brothers; now our Zoo); probably taken around 1902
A ship with its masts broken down "wintering" in the ice.
I'll keep scanning. Cheers, Matt
yes these are killer,
thanks for the complements all and Jim I am a huge fan of your work especially that betterlight stuff!!
Another hot 90+ day so I stayed inside and scanned some old Tech Pan negatives taken in the winter about 30 yrs ago. Nice cooling effect
Frosty morning at a beaver pond (note a raccoon left his signature in the lower right corner).
Carl: These are very nice. There's something almost therapeutic about scanning old negatives. I esp. like the tracery detail in the second one. Without the vegetation as a clue to scale, it could be an aerial of an Arctic landscape. The pressure lines around the rocks are neat.
packard 6X12 fotoman
thanks I am finally getting the hang of the 6X12 I think, that rodenstock lens is great
Matt : amazing 70's serie love them all, and what a treasure you own with this box of old photos !
Great shot. How do you focus the 6x12?