After having shot the original Broken, Crushed and twisted image while shooting my original two test rolls of Kodak 5302 here: Broken, crushed and twisted. I had noted the gorgeous colours in the image with the dried summer grasses. So I had to return the next afternoon with a digi and the exact same lens, so I could try to as close as possible capture the same’ish image but in colour this time.
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.
I felt like my digi’s were getting a bit neglected from all the film shooting I’d been doing lately. I had also thought that the last shot I shared on the kodak 5302 ISO 6 b&w film could have really worked well in colour too, due to all the golden dry summer grass. Since I was having trouble with the current C41 kit I had been using and it yielding poor negatives for scanning, I decided to head out the next arvo with my digi’s to capture the shot in colour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
…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.
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 spied these dilapidated old farm houses as I was driving, so I quickly pulled the car over and took a quick snap before jumping back in and carrying on without waking the little man. haha