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
11 thoughts on “Not So Still Life.”
Very nice, David! You do some brilliant film work.
Beauty in simplicity, what a great shot David! 🙂
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!
You may not have settled, but you are so good at it all! Honestly? I’d like to say that I’m envious … but I know you’ve worked hard
So wonderfully delicate I long to touch it.
Beautiful result !
Great photo and processing. 😀
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Great shot David 🙂 I know what you mean about reading reviews, I’ve been bitten by that bug also. Great work.
Beautiful, David. Simply beautiful. You just keep right on buzzing!