Absolutely love the second one!!Finally got back in the darkroom after nearly 2 years out. Took a while to get started but I got into a pretty good flow towards the end of the session. Have another booked in 3 weeks.
Black and white are with Ilford MGIV RC, Colour is with Fuji Lustre. Camera wise, Leica M4 + 35 UC Hexanon and Nikon FM3a + 28/2.8 AIS.
Indeed it is! Spent a good half hour up there before the wind chill got the best of me.It's The Vessel in NYC isn't it? I stood at it's base last year and fancied climbing it, but I didn't want to subject my family to yet another long wait while I sought a photo op.
Thanks Asha, I printed this on some Ilford 8x10 with dubious provenance (was a freebie I got years ago with a camera purchase), next time I’m in the darkroom I’ll be using a fresh sheet of 11x14 for it now that I have a fair idea of the neg.Absolutely love the second one!!
The first one, with the still waters, is the one I like best. Nice reflections of the trees and clouds in the water, and I like that single ripple.Well in photography we all know you need a bit of luck esp for scenery..I suppose if you were a diehard you could camp out at a chosen spot from morning till night 365 days a year to get the shot you want, but it might take years before you get the sun in a certain spot. Many times there was a beautiful sunset and I was in the wrong place at the time
Anyway there is a boring lake near me, but use the right lens, film and the right time of day and it becomes interesting and these are some of my shots (can't remember if I've posted some before) and you might agree i.e. more interesting.
Thanks I've got quite a few similar shots over the years with different lenses and I go past the lake on my bike quite often and usually the only thing of interest is throwing some bread to the ducksThe first one, with the still waters, is the one I like best. Nice reflections of the trees and clouds in the water, and I like that single ripple.
It was about three weeks ago. Not sure if its open or not - I don't live there or pass through often - but the photo was made at around 6pm on a Sunday, so it would definitely have been shut then.You must have taken the shot a while back or very early in the morning etc as they are open now (well where I live) .....a record shot of the pandemic
No. So far as I'm aware it's the fastest lens ever made for the M42 screw mount. Part of the rear element was cut away to allow the Pentax / Praktica aperture actuation pin to be sited in the correct position. Here it is...Is there a typo re Rickenon F1.2 /50mm?
It's just that I can only find 55mm f1.2....if M42 50mm f1.2 you might have a rare valuable lens.
Finally got round to photographing the meniscus lens. I wrongly said it was 5 dioptre (200 mm) lens but actually it is 5.5 dioptre (180 mm). Maximum aperture f3.8. These parameters were as much be accident as design. Crikey, it looks dusty!Please tell us more, how does one go about making a meniscus lens?