Easter Sunday, the Swan River Foreshore southside, stitches and snaps from my Contax 137MD on Kodak Ektar 100 for 1 Day in 1 Roll


I still very much enjoy shooting my roll once a month for our 1 day in 1 roll Facebook group. Here is an earlier post from more about he beginning of the group: 1 Day in 1 Roll : Event #1 ….and #2
I find myself so busy these days that the group deciding to have a monthly day that is agreed upon that we will all go out and shoot a roll kind of makes it something that I just regularly put aside each month. I must admit that I was rather happy that last months March shoot was decided for Easter Sunday. I was fortunate enough that the family had decided to go down to the river foreshore for a little easter brunch. I was very happy about this as I had been wanting to get back down to the Swan River foreshore southside for some time to shoot some more film stitches of the city. I had very much enjoyed it last time but had only had 400iso film on me, thus it was grainier than I’d like. This time I was going prepared, with my Contax 137md equiped with my Carl zeiss Plannar 50mm 1.7, Yashica 28mm f2.8 ML and my Yashica 135mm 2.8 all excellent lenses and best of all I had decided to load up some of my absolute favorite film Kodak Ektar 100. I had a bit of a happy snap as I walked around the area we had camped out for our family breakfast. Here are a few of those snaps:
(Please remember to click on images to see at larger size)

This being Kodak Ektar it can be rather saturated at times… but I love the pop it gives to colours.

(Taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I always have a soft spot for shooting our seagull friends.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

The first thing that gets me every time I visit the south foreshore is that spectacular view of our fair City.

(Taken using my Ysahica 28mm f2.8 ML manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I remember going out on these boats when I was very young with my step father Saxon. They still create some great imagery for me.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Still I always get drawn back to the Cityscape.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Which brings me round to why I brought this camera these lenses and loaded one of my favorite all time colour films.
Most of this stuff here is still a work in progress, but I wanted to get my roll up so I wasn’t too far behind with the rest of 1 day 1 roll Facebook group.

This is a 4 image stitch, again taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML, just a nice tight crop of the main building in Perth city’s skyline.

This is a 7 image stitch taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f2.8 T* coated. While I love this lens and am happy this stitch, having shot it I instantly remember thinking that the city just felt too small during snapping that.

So that is why I took this next 15 image stitch using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML I am quite happy with how this turned out for a large film stitch. Please do take the time if you can and click on the image and view it full size.

Thank you for taking the time to view my 1 day in 1 roll from march. I hope you have enjoyed some of my shots on Kodak Ektar 100 of the Perth city Southern foreshore.

1 Day in 1 Roll : Event #1 ….and #2

Film, Photography Discussion

So as some of you may remember from my last update post, I had created a facebook group called 1 Day in 1 Roll where we go out once a month and each member shoots a whole roll in one day then has it developed the subsequent week. Our first outing was Saturday October 27th, and I was pretty amazed that we got the 12 participants that we did, as I had only started the group a week and a half earlier. haha

As the rolls came back from dev. and people showed there shots, I was simply amazed at some of the work. We had everything from b&w to lomo, from 35mm to medium format. It was quite inspiring looking through some of the work.

I will not show others work here, as I have not asked their permission and I know how some are about sharing their images on the net, so I will share with you my roll/s.

It was relatively early for us, when Lisa and I went out to shoot our rolls, for a Saturday that is. We had decided to head into Northbridge as we had not been there as a shooting destination yet. It turned out to be quite fantastic actually. There is some great sculpture work on display at the moment.
After heading out of Northbridge, we crossed the tracks and did a round through Peth too.

This album was taken for the first of hopefully many 1 day in 1 roll events. I would like to share with you all my roll that I shot for our 1 Day in 1 Roll – Event #1 All shots were taken on my Minolta X700 using my Minolta 50mm f1.4 manual focus lens on Peruts Primera 200iso film Expired 2008 but cold stored. I think the film performed quite well, however I fear my trusty X700 is developing a light leak. May have to be off to Max. I was mainly out for a street shoot, however you will notice I started having a play with Depth and Depth of Field. All in all I think it was a great day, had a few set-backs but still turned out to be another positive experience. I hope you all enjoy having a look.

Anyway, I loaded up a camera for Lisa too, my Contax 137MD with super lucky 100iso film, however in the end she decided she did not want to shoot it… So I shot it as well. haha
Here it is:

It has now taken me that long to finally get all the pics up to photobucket, that we have since had our Second event on Saturday the 17th of November. The group decided on this date as many wanted to shoot the Beaufort street festival. I had to record with my drummer on this day say was doubtful I’d get out to shoot a roll. I got just enough time at the end of the day to go finish a roll of kodak pro image 100 I had previously loaded into my trusty Minolta X700. I shot these with the 35-70mm manual zoom lens, the last image is a 12 image stitch I took of Lake Joondalup from Neil Hawkins park:

If you think you might like to be a part of our little group, please do join us here: 1 Day, 1 Roll group
I hope you enjoyed my little play with film for the first two events of our fun little film shooting group.