Fallen tree and rising palms…

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Fallen tree and rising palms...

Taken on Minolta Dynax 7 with Sigma 24mm f2.8 @F8 with red filter on Kodak 5302, average metered at ISO 6, stand developed in Rodinal and Scanned on Epson 4990

Another shot from my initial two test rolls on Kodak 5302. It really is beautiful film once you get it under control. I am keen to test a couple more rolls when time is permitting.

Happy little fella

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Happy little fella

Taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 with Minolta 50mm f1.8 on Kodak HD200 expired 2005, developed at Camera House Fremantle and Scanned at home on my Epson 4990.

 

So we had to go into Fremantle on Saturday morning to go take my boy Link to see one of his grandmothers who hadn’t seen him in a while. Since we were heading that way, and I knew Camera House Fremantle would be open and still did in house development with pretty quick turn around, I took the remaining 5 rolls of c41 I had left after my not so successful dev with the latest cheap kit I tried. I have had plenty of success in the past with the Unicolor c41 kits, bu these Cine-Mech kits I tried were rendering physically dark negs which were not scanning well.

Broken, crushed and twisted…

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Broken, crushed and twisted...

Taken with Minolta Dynax 7 and Sigma 24mm f2.8 @ f8 with red filter on Kodak 5302, stand developed in rodinal and scanned on my epson 4990.

 

I’ve had two 100ft rolls of this Kodak 5302 b&w duplicating film in my film fridge for a couple of years now and it’s been itching at my mind lately that I really want to get out and test shooting some. I kept having this idea that it could potentially be great for Landscapes and long exposures. So I took one bulk roll out of my fridge and hand rolled two small rolls in my dark bag. It was Friday afternoon after work and there were some great clouds in the sky, so I went out to have a play.

Dry fields, twisted trees and powerlines…

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Dry fields, twisted trees and powerlines...

Taken with Pentax Z1-P and Pentax 35-105mm zoom @F8 on Kodak HD400 expired 2005, Home developed in Cine-Mech C41 kit and scanned on Epson 4990.

A continuation of my recent series of twisted and gnarled trees in countryside fields. This is from the same day I was driving around with my 16 month son a couple of weeks back while there was a large bush fire off in the distance. I was basically just jumping out the car when I saw compositions I liked snapping and jumping back in and moving on before he got too frustrated with me/woke up from napping in the car.

My little chubba face

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My little chubba face

Taken on Minolta a7/dynax 7 using Minolta 50mm f1.4 on Kodak hd400 expired 2005. Home developed in Cine-Mech C41 kit and scanned on Epson 4990.

Still going through the 5 rolls I dev’d last Friday and trying to get all the scanning done. Just when I think I’m ready to give up shooting 35mm c41 and sell all my lovely film stocks to focus on larger formats and b&w, I produce some scan or portrait that just makes me start to fall in love with it all over again.

Kangaroos, nst, nst, nst… Kangaroos…

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Kangaroos, nst, nst, nst... Kangaroos...

Taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 on Kodak 400uc expired 2005, Home developed in Cine-Mech C41 kit and scanned on Epson 4990.

I actually now remember going out and shooting this rolls before my son was even born. So that means I actually shot this roll over two years ago at Yanchep national park. I remember stumbling across these roos and just ducking down close to a log behind them to try and compose a decent shot. I think the outcome could have definitely been a lot worse.

fallen, twisted and burned…

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fallen, twisted and burned...

Shot on my Pentax Z1-p with Pentax smc 35-105mm @F8 on kodak hd400 expired 2005, Home developed in Cine-Mech C41 kit and scanned on Epson 4990.

I decided to develop some of the eleven c41 rolls I had saved up over the weekend. My last unicolor c41 kit had been punctured it seemed and the chems looked off. So I decided to try a home made kit from a Russian eBay seller I had purchased a couple of years ago. I developed 5 rolls and was reasonably happy it worked, however the rolls look quite dark, this and the scans do not look particularly exceptional.

Angry bird

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Angry bird

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 100-300 APO zoom @F4.5 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

After returning home from being out for a drive with the little man in the countryside last Sunday on a super hot day here in Perth. I was trying to finish this roll so I could dev and scan it, so I was snapping around the house. This angry little Willie wagtail was flitting around the back yard, so I threw on my Minolta APO 100-300 and took a couple of snaps. It’s not tack sharp as It’s slow speed film and a long, slow lens, but it shows the attitude of the little fella. haha

A trail of trees

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A trail of trees

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside Sunday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bush fires on the horizon. He’d fallen a sleep in the car by this point so I was just pulling the car over when I saw things that struck my interest and quickly snapping before jumping back in the car and continuing on. We had been out for a few hours and the weather was changing so I was making our way home, but I really wanted to finish this roll so I could dev. it that arvo once we got home. I made a move to a few locations that are favorites of mine for shooting that I have not visited for a few years on my way back home. I do love this spot. It’s changed a bit and has a lot more dumped refuse since my last visit as you con see at the bottom of the frame. However it’s still a great spot.

Go out and catch your dreams…

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Go out and catch your dreams...

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

…even if people try to shit on you along the way.

A bit of an inspiration post. As much to myself as to anyone else. Keep going out and creating and trying new things and being kind and happy. This life is too short to let petty things such as others negative opinions, or even your own negative head-space to get in the way of actually living. Go out and experience and create beauty my friends. It is all around us and we only have such a short time to take it all in and enjoy it.