Just off the scanner, first rolls through this camera for me. It doesn't have to be the most amazing location, sometimes being able to see what you want from a scene helps, haven't finished cleaning this up, shot using a Fuji GSW690 with Fuji Acros, 3 minute exposure
Why, did Andy get cut off by the incoming tide again?
PS I'd posted that before scrolling down further and reading Peter's post! Anyway, highly predictable banter aside, I see Andy's using Kodak Gold 200 a bit lately, not bad stuff for the price is it Andy?
Two shots of my local station - a beautiful Art Deco affair that I personally think is quite a handsome building. I am currently going though a clear out of all things unused, one such thing being an Olympus trip I purchased years ago and never used that had a half finished roll in it from 2017! So I burned up the roll and shot these two on the last few frames of an old roll of FujiFilm 400 when the sunset was particularly fiery earlier this week. I have since sold the Oly Trip. Trying a different scanning approach as my Vuescan seems to provide a soft rendition, and the Epson software seems a lit sharper, but a bit more noisy...,
One or two of you are aware that I fell foul to a sudden change in weather whilst up a mountainside with LF kit a couple of days back.
As I was waiting for light, I passed time surfing on TP.
A couple of pics of the saga can be seen here:
Anyway, after descending about 300ft, the wind calmed, the rain/ sleet nearly stopped and patches of sun / blue sky appeared so the fact that the gear was already damp/wet , I climbed back up!
Got all composed and set up with filters etc again during which time the light had gone back to being flat so another wait.
10 mins or so and a return of howling wind and sleet
Darkcloth draped over the camera, I stuck it out ( the cloth works extremely well as a camera raincoat.)
Eventually some sun broke through, along with a part rainbow which sadly was off to the LHS of the scene.
Regardless of the light still not being really what I wanted, I'd had enough of battling with the elements so fired the shutter before attempting to keep everything as dry as possible whilst packing away ( for the second time!)
I got a result
Not the best that might have been available with the ever changing light but it's not bad.
I might clean it up some more to print it, purely for the fact that it took such a bloody effort to obtain it!
Trying one of my Black Canon AE-1's with the 1993 dated Ilford HP5+ bulk film i was given -- the frame counter said '16' but when I cut the film for processing in stock FX-15 ( Acutol-S) formula I had taken only 7 frames. Also, the AE-1 had the ' Canon Squeak' so I lubricated it with sewing machine oil in a syringe needle. I want to see if 'Stock Strength' gives finer grain on the well-outdated HP5+. Here I used a Canon SCC 50mm f1.4 FD fit off a FTbn at f6.7 Tree Climber by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Here I used a TOKINA AT-X FD fit 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 at 'Close Focus' Glass Fish by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
I thought it was time to sort my fishing slides out (over 2,000 of the bloody things...) and in so doing found some I'd got developed from a roll of film that had been in my mju II for at least three years before I used it up on rubbish in 2012. Some of them haven't scanned too bad. Pity they're crap pictures