@work Rodger

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Taken on the same coffee break as last weeks shot. Rodger was too cool to pose for me instead I took this shot when he leaned over to see what I was doing. I think it worked better in the end.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

 

@work Tor-Haakon

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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This shot like last weeks was taken during a coffee break. I love what the wide angle lens can do to a portrait. Tor-Haakon is a really friendly guy, and I think this show in this shot.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work Bjørn-Tore

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Bjørn Tore is usually a lot more active than this shot shows. I took this shot of him during a coffee break. I broke most of the rules of composition because I wanted to include the workshop.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work Reidar

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Yet one more in my series @work:
Reidar all round nice guy who has an infectious laugh here seen hard at work fixing a tester in our workshop

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work Anders

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I said some weeks ago that I will be getting back to a more analogue way of doing things. This involved me lugging around( with smile on my face I might add) my Hasselblad and a 40mm lens. I did a series of lighthearted – lets call them snaps some years back I called @work. Just taken at work of people I could persuade to get in front of the camera. So this is a repeat of that. Anders is a much better photographer than me so I was pleased he didn’t mind me taking this shot of him during a break.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

 

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.

 

Not So Still Life.

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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

Portraits

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Last week I told you what I don’t consider myself good at photographically. Well it’s not that I’m good at portraits either but I like them the most. I would probably run a mile from a model in a studio. I prefer spontaneous shots a little more candid. I like outdoors shots but anywhere will do.

The shot above is of my best mate here in Norway.  The snow is acting as the worlds best reflector  and we were at an old cabin taking a break from snowshoeing.

I took my Hasselblad with me This is the first shot off the roll.
Rollei 80s in Caffenol C-L using Stand development Here’s the Recipe

Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here

if you want to try caffenol you can read more here

“He Was Nothing But A Pawn.”

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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The winters here in the frozen north are long and dark. I don’t ski so I have to think of things to occupy my mind. This is a little table top fun with my Hasselblad 203FE with the Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 FE mounted on an 32E extension tube. Taken on my fav black and white film Rollei 80s stand developed in Caffenol for 50 mins at 20℃ with agitation for only the first minute and then left to rest in a water bath for 49mins.

Here’s the Recipe
Make one litre
Washing soda (Stabil) 16gr/l
Vitamin C (Santa maria) 10 gr/l
Potassium Bromide 1gr/l
Instant Coffee 40gr/l
Inversions for the 1st minute and then left to stand for 49mins
Stop and fix as usual
More details on Caffenol here
davidapw.wordpress.com/caffenol/