Max soaks up the sunshine

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Apologies to those that may have already seen this shot on my Flickr feed/Blog. However I want to tell you dear reader that. the difference as I see it between analog and digital photography isn’t just the amount of exposures you can take. You then have to put the film in the tank (In total darkness), and develop it, and then scan the negative which has to be hung to dry for five hours. Hopefully the scan was relatively dust free, and you then end up with a scanned shot which looks usable, maybe. I end up wondering why I put myself thought this heartache in the first place. I should just sell my old stuff and go completely digital.

I’ll tell you a secret…
…it’s the sense of achievement when I’ve overcome all the potential stumbling blocks,  and end up with a shot I’m proud of. I can tell you that the negative I made this shot from was far from perfect. I spent a while digitally dodging and burning it, and then printing it out on A3 paper… Magic, pure and simple.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm CFE f/4.0
Film: Rollei RPX100
Dev: Adox Adonal 1+100 Stand developed 59 mins
Scan: Epson V700 Betterscanning.com holder Silverfast SW.
The Magic: Me  😉

 

Time..

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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…to go back to real film. None of this namby-pamby pixel nonsense…Well at least I met the urge half-way. To be a little serious a moment I just wanted to put a couple of films through my Hasselblad. I’ve finally found a local shop that processes C41 film. This shot however isn’t C41. I wanted to test the chemicals I had as well to see if they were ok.

Above you see a result. A table top shot of my pocket watch and my old but usable Yashica TLR.

For you film types still out there here’s what I did.

Camera: Hasselbald 203FE

Lens: Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 FE on an E32 Extension tube.

Exposure: Unrecorded f/11 at something. Natural light, slow enough to blur the second hand on the watch.

Film: Rollei RPX100

Dev: 59 mins stand-developed (The lazy mans development method.Pour in and forget for an hour).in Adox Ardonal mixed 1+100. fixed and washed as normal.

Scan: Epson V700 using Silverfast SW. Using a Betterscanning.com holder.

Everything else Lightroom.

 

Learning to ride

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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My wife lends a helping hand to my nephews daughter while she was learning to ride without training wheels.

It’s about time I got back into film again. I have enough of it in the freezer and I do enjoy using it. I really feeling like I’m making the picture. It can be heartbreaking at times. However the rewards are,well worth it in my opinion.

Camera: Hasselbald 203FE

Lens: Hasselblad FE 110 f/2.0

Film: Fuji velvia  Converted in Silver Efex pro II

Can You Hear Me?

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

After experiencing another laptop crash, I went looking for some files in the hope they had not been lost.  The files are intact and in the process of searching, I came across this image taken with my Nikon FM film camera for a class project.  I believe the goal was to emulate another image, at which this mostly fails, but I still like the image for it’s odd composition.

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More of my images can be seen here.

Strasbourg

Black And White Photography, Ingrid, Photography

Nikon F – Lens Nikkor 35mm (I received it for my birthday!) 🙂 – Film Bergger 400

More Film !

Black And White Photography, Devon, Photography

How many people still shoot film? I think it’s a lot of fun, even if I vehemently disagree with the film fanatics who think everything should be created purely in the camera. Nobody prints in a darkroom anymore so I think all these modern day film photographers don’t even know about all the manipulations people did in the darkroom.

In any event, This is nice and symmetrical and makes my inner-formalist nice and calm.

L´arbre et l´enfant

Black And White Photography, Ingrid, Photography

Nikon F – Lens 50mm – Film Bergger 400

Little Model : Gaby

I hope the quality of the scan is good. The actual print is sharper.

The Armstrong

Black And White Photography, Devon, Photography

One of the oldest apartment buildings in Calgary, AB. I even went old school with this and shot it on film! With a borrowed Mamiya 7, how can you not love rangefinder cameras?

Spacial Shift

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Shot on film with a Nikon FM, digitized and enhanced in Adobe Lightroom CC.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

Lost in the Corn

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Another image shot on my Nikon FM for a film class.  I found this old tractor seemingly abandoned in between corn fields.  Such a shame for this classic to be wasting away in a field, as though it had been put out to pasture.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.