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Twisted trees as far as the eye can see

Twisted trees as far as the eye can see

 

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires 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. I am always a sucker for gnarled trees in countryside fields. This is a continuation of my gnarled trees post yesterday, though this is one of my favorites, being out in such an open field.

Earlier in the day I had finished a roll of kodak hd400 in this camera and had decided to load a roll of Ilford PanF 50, as I remembered my mate Boris talking about how great it was for hot, bright summer days, especially if stand dev’d in Rodinal. Considering it was a 38 degree day here it was probably a good choice. This was shot using spot metering, though I did switch to zone metering after this and that did result in more blown out highlights, so mental note to self shoot this spot metered for best results I believe.

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

Gnarly tree

Gnarly tree
Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires 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. I am always a sucker for gnarled trees in countryside fields.

Earlier in the day I had finished a roll of kodak hd400 in this camera and had decided to load a roll of Ilford PanF 50, as I remembered my mate Boris talking about how great it was for hot, bright summer days, especially if stand dev’d in Rodinal. Considering it was a 38 degree day here it was probably a good choice. This was shot using spot metering, though I did switch to zone metering after this and that did result in more blown out highlights, so mental note to self shoot this spot metered for best results I believe.

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

Reach no more

Reach no more

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. Anyway, I decided to stop in a national park along our drive to take a quick respite from being cooped up in the car. There was some really interesting landscapes here. Having the little man with me didn’t allow me too much freedom to explore, but I did get of a couple of quick snaps.

Earlier in the day I had finished a roll of kodak hd400 in this camera and had decided to load a roll of Ilford PanF 50, as I remembered my mate Boris talking about how great it was for hot, bright summer days, especially if stand dev’d in Rodinal. Considering it was a 38 degree day here it was probably a good choice. This was shot using spot metering, though I did switch to zone metering after this and that did result in more blown out highlights, so mental note to self shoot this spot metered for best results I believe.

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

 

Spiderman lurking in the bushes ready to pounce…

Spiderman lurking in the bushes ready to pounce

Was out to dinner at the pub with the family, had brought this spidey toy along for the little fella. Had some fun with it while waiting for our meals. 🙂

This was shot on a roll of Ilford hp5 through my Canon ae-1 as I had originally put this roll in one of my Minolta a7’s. However I thought it had not loaded properly. In my haste to check, I broke the clasp that holds the door closed. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Anyway, I rewound the roll, put it in my darkbag and loaded it into a re-usable canister I use for bulk rolling and then proceeded to shoot the roll in my canon ae-1.

I dev’d this roll in rodinal, using the stand dev method and scanned the negative on my Epson 4990.

Looking tough

Looking tough

Placed the little fella up on top of the car after dinner at the pub. I took two shots, however this is my favorite.I have plenty of him smiling but this shows his attitude.

This was shot on a roll of Ilford hp5 through my Canon ae-1 as I had originally put this roll in one of my Minolta a7’s. However I thought it had not loaded properly. In my haste to check, I broke the clasp that holds the door closed. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Anyway, I rewound the roll, put it in my darkbag and loaded it into a re-usable canister I use for bulk rolling and then proceeded to shoot the roll in my canon ae-1.

I dev’d this roll in rodinal, using the stand dev method and scanned the negative on my Epson 4990.

Got busy dev’ing yesterday arvo…

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.  🙂

…update time, what have I been up to? fixing cameras, burning film etc. etc.

I know, I know, I said I would be posting more frequently… I have been, but still probably not as often as I should be. haha

Landscape taken from test roll of expire Ilford fp4 shot through Minolta x370s with Minolta 21mm f2.8 home developed in tmax developer 1:9 and scanned using Epson 4990
Landscape taken from test roll of expire Ilford fp4 shot through Minolta x370s with Minolta 21mm f2.8 home developed in tmax developer 1:9 and scanned using Epson 4990

While I have been a little quiet here the last month, I have actually been really busy in whatever spare time I get. Whilst a lot of my time away from work has been in preparation of the birth of our first child, I have still managed to steal away often enough to go for wonders with my camera. I must admit I have been starting to formulate a focus in my shooting as of late. While in the past I freely admit I have been predominantly a snap shot shooter, still am to some extent, I am trying to focus myself on creating more images that are of a nature that they would stand up to printing or display in a gallery, I have had quite an interest in rural landscapes to this effect as of late, I will share some once I feel happy enough with any of the images I have created.

Continue reading …update time, what have I been up to? fixing cameras, burning film etc. etc.

Kodak Max 800… for speed, not so much for low light…

Kodak Max 800 (expired ’06?)…for speed, not so much for low-light…

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Since getting back into shooting film a couple of years back, I have had this re-occurring urge to shoot a live band on film. To do so however, I know from experience, that I would need at least 800 iso film at the very minimum. So whilst on another one of my random online film splurges, I purchased a 5 pack of Kodak Max 800 Expired in ’06 (from memory) that was assured to have been cold stored.  Being a great believer in the old adage ‘Know Thy Gear’, Continue reading Kodak Max 800… for speed, not so much for low light…