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.

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.

…6:45am, checkin’ the days plans

At Work Series, My Gallery
...6:45am, checkin' the days plans   This is my Mate Jason, he runs the bridge saw for us. Here he is at about 6:45am checking his cut diagrams/plans for the day.   Taken on my Minolta A7 with Minolta 50mm f1.4 on Kodak hd400 shot @ 200, developed at home in Paterson hand tank with Unicolor c41 kit, scanned with Epson 4990

…6:45am, checkin’ the days plans This is my Mate Jason, he runs the bridge saw for us. Here he is at about 6:45am checking his cut diagrams/plans for the day. Taken on my Minolta A7 with Minolta 50mm f1.4 on Kodak hd400 shot @ 200, developed at home in Paterson hand tank with Unicolor c41 kit, scanned with Epson 4990

Bratwurst in a roll… Bratwurst in a bowl…

My Gallery, Street photography and urbex
Bratwurst in a roll... Bratwurst in a bowl...  Taken at the Subiaco Farmers Markets with my Mamiya 645af and 80mm f2.8 on Kodak PRN 100 expired 1997 shot at 50 Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor c41 kit Home scan with Epson 4990

Bratwurst in a roll… Bratwurst in a bowl… Taken at the Subiaco Farmers Markets with my Mamiya 645af and 80mm f2.8 on Kodak PRN 100 expired 1997 shot at 50 Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor c41 kit Home scan with Epson 4990

First test of Kodak ultramax 800

Film, Photography Discussion

I’ve been playing with some random old expired high speed pro films lately and just for shits and giggles I thought I’d get some fresh Kodak ultramax 800(well I bought it last year, but it’s 2017 dated) as comparative against some fresh generic high speed film of today. I also was putting rolls through the Minolta XG-M I had just finished fixing up at the time.

Minolta XG-M Shot with minolta a7 and minolta 50mm f1.4 on Kodak GT 800 dated 2006 shot a stop over Home developed in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

Minolta XG-M Shot with minolta a7 and minolta 50mm f1.4 on Kodak GT 800 dated 2006 shot a stop over Home developed in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

Kodak colours from my child hood…initial test of some bulk roll VPS 160

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I was lucky enough to jag this bulk roll of Kodak Vericolor III type S for a song on the Bay the other week. It was that cheap that I thought it was worth a punt on seeing how it would go. The tin was still sealed within it’s original packaging box, which was a good sign for me, but it’s date of expiry was illegible, so who knows how old it was or how it was stored.

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So on sunday I rolled up a couple of quick little test rolls and went out and took a few random snap shots through out the day.  I rated it at box in my Minolta a7 and gave it a stop of exposure compensation, and I shot it at iso 80 through my Ricoh TLS Singlex, more because it does have exposure compensation. haha. Though I felt these shots came out slightly denser, I think 80 is now the films true speed.

Braving the cold breeze... Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

Braving the cold breeze… Minolta a7 with 50mm f1.4 using Kodak VPS 160 Expired??? shot a stop over Developed at home in Patterson hand tank with Unicolor C41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

Colours of Autumn

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The Colours of Autumn Kodak GT800 in my Minolta A7 with Minolta 50mm f1.4 Hame developed by hand in Paterson tank with Uni-color c41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

The Colours of Autumn Kodak GT800 expired ’06 in my Minolta A7 with Minolta 50mm f1.4 Shot a stop over Home developed by hand in Paterson tank with Uni-color c41 kit Scanned at home on Epson 4990

Got busy dev’ing yesterday arvo…

Film, Photography Discussion

Sooo, it was a pretty lazy arvo here in Clarko yesterday due to the weather, so since I’d burned 7 rolls of c41 in the past few weeks, I thought I’d mix up a new uni-color c41 kit and do some dev’ing.

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I always enjoy dev’ing. Actually having to go through so much effort to get your images, that once it works it really makes you appreciate them . I always get mixed results with c41 developing, some of these rolls have come out nice and bright and some have the unusual blue hue I often get from dev’s in these uni-color kits, once I have finished these I think I will switch to trying a different c41 developer to see if I can garner better results. I have some interesting emulsions in this batch so stay tuned for some scans of Kodak supra 800 and Kodak high definition 400 amongst some others. I have a bunch of random emulsions that I am keen to get stuck into. A lot of these are just mainly general snapping or test rolls put through the cameras I have been fixing up lately.  🙂