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  1. ChrisR

    New Old Film Challenge #102 - Urban Landscape - Entries

    It's a really great shot, Peter!
  2. ChrisR

    Anyone else in FP4party?

    I got my download from Filmdev late Monday morning... it normally takes me quite a few days before I like any of my shots, but I did manage to find one for Monday and one yesterday. What are you on twitter @FishyFish ? I'm @carusb .
  3. ChrisR

    101 ways to ruin a roll of film

    I was about to press "Like" but realised that's entirely inappropriate. The button I want is the one marked "Gulp! Heartfelt sympathies, I've done something a bit like that but not quite so bad!". Worth another wash before scanning?
  4. ChrisR

    Expired Film Day 2019 - 15-17 March

    @dmb I really like the building one, with the very definite fungal effect. It looks like on of thise distressed images where folk beat up their film after shooting it!
  5. ChrisR

    Expired Film Day 2019 - 15-17 March

    I got nothing as we're still away. :( Think I might join in Jason Avery's #CameraChallenge on Twitter, also shooting expired film, and give some of that Reala a go! View: https://twitter.com/_JasonAvery/status/1107543696621424640
  6. ChrisR

    How Well Does Film Edit?

    "... in the sense that the data just isn't there? I just don't know how the scanners work..." One thing perhaps worth noting is that scanners differ a lot in their capability. Filmscanner.info has reviews that might help you understand more of their capabilities. In general, though, the...
  7. ChrisR

    Zeiss-ikon Ikonta - anyone had any experience with this camera?

    Great cameras, I have thousands of negatives my father took with a 6*9 Zeiss Ikonta, similar to this one, and they are excellent. I also have his later 6*6 Ikonta (the 6*9 must have got lost or damaged). I've shot a couple of rolls through it, and, well, it's not my cup of tea. The viewfinder is...
  8. ChrisR

    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    Oh dear, I suspect you're right! Wayback machine confirms that Stills have been in Cockburn St pretty much forever... Sorry about that, I'll blame tempus fugit, whoever he is!
  9. ChrisR

    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    Well, I haven't been there for a few years, but last time it was on Market St not far from the steps down into Waverley Station IIRC; that's how I found it!
  10. ChrisR

    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    Yes, I think perhaps I'm thinking of it the wrong way round, as in, quite a lot to put out, rather than un-justified!
  11. ChrisR

    Expired Film Day 2019 - 15-17 March

    Blimey David @dmb that's amazing! What EI are you planning to shoot it at? The 1 stop per decade rule implies somewhere around EI 3, AFAICS.
  12. ChrisR

    Highlands to get new darkroom facilities.

    Little bit OT, but I went in to Stills in Edinburgh yesterday (it's recently moved from Market St to Cockburn St). They have a public darkroom (plus 2-3 "private" darkrooms, I understand), and a bunch of other useful equipment. You have to undergo an induction, costing £20, and after that it's...
  13. ChrisR

    Expired Film Day 2019 - 15-17 March

    So shoot "day" starts tomorrow, lasts until Sunday. Annoyingly, I am not in the same place as my expired film :( I was quite chuffed that the official twitter account used my pic from two years ago in their promotion. This one: R5-05019-003A by Chris R, on Flickr Kodacolor 200 expired 2007...
  14. ChrisR

    Pinhole Day 2019 - Sunday 28th April

    How big is the pinhole, Steve? Need to work out the aperture... I'm assuming I frame it with my existing lens (135mm), so if I left the bellows there, the aperture would be pinhole width divided by 135... Presumably I use the dark cloth or a hat for a shutter.
  15. ChrisR

    Post a related film photo

    A lady who was in a fountain once, but it leaked... the "Floozie in the Jacuzzi" in Birmingham 1707HPMXBW16 by Chris R, on Flickr Pentax MX, FP4+
  16. ChrisR

    Film Developing in the UK

    That's a shame. Peak are excellent, reasonably priced and quick. They use XTOL (edit, as does Filmdev); AG (used to, dunno now) use NegaStar, of either of those is an issue. Edit: Filmdev are probably cheaper for dev+scan, Peak cheaper for dev-only. Remember Peak have a Freepost facility.
  17. ChrisR

    FP4party pictures

    Absolutely, Nige.
  18. ChrisR

    Anyone else in FP4party?

    Yes, this is dev week. Post your images starting on Monday, with the hashtag #FP4Party . I'm away at the moment; the film is finished but I don't know when I'll have a chance to process it. I'd rather not post it off!
  19. ChrisR

    Pinhole Day 2019 - Sunday 28th April

    I've shot something for the last couple of pinhole days with my Pentax, and either got a massive vignette (pinhole straight on the camera) or rather more blurry than I want (pinhole on extension tubes). So this year I'm thinking of trying a couple of shots on the Chroma! :)
  20. ChrisR

    FILM Photographer of the Year 2019 - Discussion

    Fraser, really sorry to hear about your health problems, and like everyone, I hope thing improve for you soon. Like the others, I've really enjoyed your shots, and hope to see more of them, whether in FPOTY or otherwise.
  21. ChrisR

    FILM Photographer of the Year - Requests for Feedback

    I particularly like the texture, looks almost like a kitchen paper towel, but it definitely adds a lot to the result. And I also like... perhaps this is giving too much of a hint... the frame within the frame. Oooh yes, I can see the notch, if I were more knowledgeable I'd know what film you used!
  22. ChrisR

    Show us your ICM shots

    I think my earlier failures were altogether of a different kind... since I have all the negatives from when I was 21, I've looked at many dodgy shots and rarely thought "wait, that's interesting"!
  23. ChrisR

    Show us your ICM shots

    Thanks Bebop. It's a long time since I had such a disappointment as you describe, although in the late 60s I passed through Athens and went up the Acropolis with my all-manual Werra 1 viewfinder zone focus camera. I sill have the negatives, and have scanned them in, but every single shot is...
  24. ChrisR

    FILM Photographer of the Year - Requests for Feedback

    Again, I'm not sure this really fits the theme, though the blueness for a yellow daffodil is a bit odd. That said, I really like the image, though I'm not sure it's something I could ever do. Is it a contact process?
  25. ChrisR

    FILM Photographer of the Year - Requests for Feedback

    So, as to theme, I thought this was odd and surreal, but not abstract as I understand it. It's a great idea, and well executed. I like the range of tones, and the framing. My main criticism would be that the milk is a little grey, and the hand a bit dark, so maybe a touch more exposure? And now...
  26. ChrisR

    Show us your ICM shots

    The February theme for FPOTY 19 was "Abstract and odd", and I decided I wanted to have another try at ICM, which I first dabbled with a couple of years ago. The tricky part was, it had to be on film (the F in FPOTY). I went out on a nice day to a local wood, and shot a whole film, but as I went...
  27. ChrisR

    Film Photographer of the Year - The shots that didn't make the cut

    Thanks Fraser. I was concerned it was a bit too representational, since it's so obviously a tree! I was really going for both abstract AND odd... never mind, I'm really glad folk like it, as I do, too.
  28. ChrisR

    What Black and white film do you think is easiest to develop ?

    Yes, unless enlarging you don't need a darkroom. I started developing before I even had a changing bag (only need it for 4x5), and I've never had to feed film onto a spiral in one: I use a Rondinax daylight tank. Keep the leader out, clip it onto the strap, pop the film in, lid on, wind-in...
  29. ChrisR

    What Black and white film do you think is easiest to develop ?

    I always used to use Ilfosol 3, and had excellent results from FP4+ (which by the way dries nicely flat for scanning). I'm currently using HC 110, and not quite getting to grips with it, although the FP4+ result was fine. I've no real experience of the other Ilford films; though I've probably...
  30. ChrisR

    Film Photographer of the Year - The shots that didn't make the cut

    Thanks Craig and Nick. Yes, it's a bit of a problem on film, and I've only shot a few films this way, and the previous one was a couple of years ago. Really need to shoot a few films off fairly quickly, and keep notes, to find out what works and what doesn't. One of the things that surprised me...
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