A couple of rare photos of my wife, Marleigh, from the mid-70's.
She's camera shy (witness relocation?). She's in a church in Seattle's U-District that one of my rugby buddies bought. We never knew where he got the money to buy it and didn't ask. Tri-X Pan. Thanks for looking.
Me. Early 70's. Photographer forgotten. Kodak Tri-X Pan.
Great photos of you and your wife. I am glad that they were able to remove the wires from your head!
Mainz, Germany, Delta 400 at 3200
Meanwhile back in Baltimore, Odorite sales are down
nice images -
(too bad it seems that we have a 3-way tie for 3rd place, pink-slips for everyone)
Lighthouse, Santa Cruz Harbor Entrance
Contax G2, 45mm Lens, Velvia
WOW, great colors!
Just got a used Mamiya 7 (thanks Cindy!), this is from the first roll tonight.
Did you get what you expected from the metering? I have followed Stuart's advice to meter off of the horizon and it has always worked good for me.
Velvia 50 on this one as I remember. Love Velvia for this kind of image.
Hope you are enjoying the G2.
I took the new one out for the week and am waiting for the film back.
I Hope there are some good shots of Morro Bay, Ca.
A few more hot off the scanner
Didgeridoo player at the train station
More strain station scenery
Santa Barbara Skate Park
Contax G2, 35-70mm lens, Fuji Velvia 100
Scott/Cindy/Randy: Keeping film alive! Nice stuff. Cheers, Matt.
Holga double exposure
and "normal" exposures
Shot on a Hasselblad Xpan on Kodachrome 64
Here are a few from Twin Lakes, CO. I shot a roll of color (Ektar) too, but the B&W came out especially well (if I do say so myself). All shot with the Fuji GW690III on Delta 100, 2x yellow filter, "sunny 16" exposure. I used a monopod on all shots. I don't have a suitable scanner for 120, so I've been doing lab dev/scan on my MF film. Not sure what they use.
Slideshow of all 8 shots from the roll.
Thanks for looking!
ScottG, I really like all of the Holga shots, but the double exposure is really cool.
Mike, The landscapes look great in black and white, especially the first. The lab scans are just a little too sharpened for my taste.
I recently was able to trace back and get my very first camera. It was a Russian Zenit ET. These shots are on 400TX, processed and scanned by the lab.
Greetings Fellow Film junkies... I've been traveling a lot this summer and am starting to get some of my films back. Here's one from a week ago on the return from Illinois to Colorado. I've been driving I-80 for years and this time re-routed north to Highway 20 and met with some wonderful opportunities to shoot.
This is pretty much exactly what I remember seeing... it was a stunning site... I was zipping down Highway 20 through central Iowa at 65mph wishing I could find 1 last (first!) good photo of the day. The sun had gone down and for all intensive purposes it was too dark to shoot. In the distance I saw what looked like smoke and at first thought it was a fire. Then I saw I was about to go over a bridge. Half way over the bridge I glanced right and slammed on the brakes, parking in the middle of a very long, wet expanse. The mist was rolling in from the north on the Iowa River creating this beautiful, moody and mysterious riverscape. I used a 1 stop ND Grad for the sky and exposed for about 10 seconds. I was standing on a bridge with cars whipping by... the cool air was coming up over the bridge railing and the smell was beautiful... The film captured all the subtle beauty of this scene.
Through my Mamiya RZ67, 65/1:4LA, Ektar 100 @ 100.
I'll be shooting a lot more Ektar.
I love Ektar too, though I shoot 90% B&W (on film, anyway).
Once I see how (if any) different the drum scan is, I'll upload that to my zenfolio account. Should improve the quality of prints for this photo, anyway.
This would all be worth it if I could just sell some prints. However, $100 for a beautiful 16x24" print of this is not too bad (and the adjusted drum scan is a bonus).
Regarding sharpening, I looked back at the original scan and I didn't add any. So, the theory that the initial scan had sharpening applied could hold water. However, the Fuji lens is super-sharp. Matter-of-fact, when the guy at the shop was looking at the negative with a loupe, he commented, "well, it's certainly a sharp image" (he'd previously been complaining that it was "thin", although I have to say if it was any more exposed the whites would have been lost -- very contrasty day).
Stopping is tough sometimes. I was alone this trip which made it easier than when my wife and son. They're very patient, but there are limits. I'd just finished shooting in another town about 30 minutes earlier and I know if they'd been with me, this shot wouldn't have happened. I can't remember how many times I've driven by something and did a quick assessment in my head trying to determine if it was actually worth the time/energy to stop or not - before you've gone too far to actually stop!... so yes, I totally agree. I'm trying to stop more. Life's short: shoot a lot of film.
First rolls of film in years...another Civil War re-enactment...'blad, 110/f2, Ektar and B & W conversion
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Drazin, Welcome back to film. Where was the re-enactment. I just went to one, too.
Mike, These are great. The second one is really special with that funky fence, fall color and the moon above the mountain.
This one is from the recent re-enactment at Greenbush, Wisconsin. This Matthew Brady re-enactor was capturing the action with a stereo camera. I questioned him, and he revealed that it contained two digital Canons inside.
Contax G2 and 90 f/2.8 converted to black and white in PS
More from the re-enactment..."goofing around" with film...focus on the nose at f/2 and then crop...the Ektar holds the detail quite well. And another with the "antique" look.
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Just got a roll of Velvia 100 back from processing.
Contax G2, 45mm Planar
Morro Bay, California
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