Not So Still Life.

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

20140527-untitled shoot

This picture is rather appropriate. I don’t know about you but I’m a Bee photographically speaking.  I’ve never been able to settle on one film, one camera, and one lens.  I flit from camera to camera and between lenses and analog and digital just like a Bee buzzing around flowers. I just don’t settle.  It’s a strain on the pocket, and it means I have never mastered any type of photography thoroughly.  I’ve tried to settle, I really have. It just gets boring. One thing I have had to do is stop reading reviews of new lenses and equipment and concentrate on what I have on hand.  Film is a little different.  I have all kinds and I love to experiment.  Although again I have never gone the one film route.  I choose a film I know for each task.  Which brings me to this shot of a Dandelion.  Taraxacum officinale, or the common dandelion to us less proficient in Latin.  Here with a visiting insect.

This was an unknown film to me, and is very special to work with. A 20 ASA film exposed at 12 ASA (Yes I wrote 12)  and fixed for only 30 seconds  (That is almost enough time to pour it in, and pour it out of the tank again).

Now I’ll buzz off :0). Have a great weekend.

Hasselblad 203 FE

Carl Zeiss 80mm F/2.8 FE on E56 extension tube

Adox CMS 20 at 12 ASA.

Developed in Adotech II for 8.5 mins at 20˙C Stopped with Ilfostop and fixed with T-max fixer for 30 seconds.

Scanned with Epson V700

Silverfast SW

11 thoughts on “Not So Still Life.

  1. A superb shot David and how masterful to know your way around a dark room so well! I have stopped reading reviews if only because I can’t keep up with the constant “latest” which then feeds my fear of commitment issues where spending is concerned!


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