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