My friend Suzanne Barnes gave me a box full of expired film. It is at least 25 years old given the dates on the boxes. This was a cool roll of Plus X. The images required some exposure and contrast but came out to a pleasant surprise. I shot the film at 80 ISO […]
Roll 15 Foma 200 Nikon FM3a Nikkor 35/2
Roll 13 February 2020 Pentax 67, TriX, 105 Lens, yellow filter
Roll 12, February 2020 Olympus Om4ti, Adox CMS 25
Roll 11 December 16, 2019: Nikon F3, 50/1.2, Ilford Delta 3200
Roll 10 December 9, 2019: Leica M6, Ilford XP2, developed in BW chemicals
Roll Nine: Late September 2019. Pentax 67, Kodak Ektar
Roll Eight: September 2019: Rolleiflex 2.8F; Fuji Velvia. I got a bunch of rolls back and the weeks are now unknown….Will I right to organization ship? The good news is, I have been shooting film!
Roll Six: October 16, 2019: Unknown Film and Camera
Roll Five October 3
Contax G2, Kodak Portra 400, 45mm Zeiss Lens
First some double exposures that I like doing with this camera.
Roll Five; Late October 2019: Rolleiflex 2.8F, Unknown Film
Roll 4 September 28 (above)
Leica M3, Zeiss 35mm F2.8 Adox Silvermax
This roll took me a few weeks to shoot. I carried my camera with me every day, but frankly I haven’t felt very motivated for photography. The roll began on September 15 at Bristol’s Porchfest, a gathering near my home where musician’s perform on neighbor’s porches. The roll ended today (9/28) at Sakonnet Point. I arrived at the Point to the sight of 35-40 Harley Davidson riders parked for a rest. I captured a few shots of them with a point and shoot camera (after asking permission). When they departed, the sound was deafening and the bikers took obvious pride in the the thunder of the herd. Then I took my dogs Lilly and Duke for a walk on Lloyd’s Beach where Duke proceeded to roll around in the sand near (but thankfully not on) a dead skunk. I chatted with several nice people at the end of the point, most accompanied by dogs happily dripping in salt water. Aside from being a beautiful place, Lloyd’s Beach is dog lover’s paradise. The dogs can run to their heart’s content. Lilly and Duke are content to prance right behind me. They walk to the water’s edge but don’t go in. Duke tends to haplessly chase seagulls. I love going to this place with them. On the ride to the beach, they inevitably whimper. I turn on Frank Sinatra, and it calms us all down.
Roll 3 September 12
Contax G2, 45mm Lens, Ferrania P30
This week I shot Ferrania P30 using a Contax G2. I did some research last night and Film Ferrania has halted production while it updates conditions in its factory. It started a new Kickstarter campaign for color film and the delays in production of both color film and more P30 are causing angst for backers. It is a very nice film with rich blacks. I shot it at its box speed of ISO 80. I had to add 1/2 stop of exposure in Lightroom for some of the shots. I am not adept at using the G2, it is for the most part a glorified point and shoot camera for me. The 45mm Zeiss lens is great.
Roll 2 September 1
Leica M6, Kodak TriX
Roll One August 25
Rollei RPX 25, Nikon F3HP, 50mm F 1.4
This roll was given to me by Domenico Dodaro during his visit from Rome. I really like the film, it has a very fine grain. Developed in HC 110 for 5 minutes at 20C.
Cathy and I were both tired today. The weather was overcast, and it spawned a good nap for me. I took this image on our evening walk after dinner.
At the suggestion of Raj Mohan I took my 90mm Summicron along. The lens is heavy but it delivers beautiful deep colors in a retro way.
My friend Robert Law, a wonderful Welsh photographer, always takes images of lamps in his hotel rooms. I am thoroughly enjoying shooting with the Leica 28mm Elmarit. It is a very sharp lens with beautiful colors and contrast.