Epilogue 2014

This is my favorite shot from this past year’s 52Roll project but I actually never shared it with the group.  I often found myself doing ‘theme’ rolls, and the theme of the roll didn’t match this shot, so I never posted it here.  It was shot with my Leitz-Minolta CL, with a M-Rokkor 40mm/f2 lens and CineStill 800.  Big, puffy snow flakes, some cool light and a tungsten corrected film, along with wide-open shot in order to get the shutter speed to capture the flakes, gives this particular shot a look that I haven’t been able to fully duplicate.  But it is the type of shot I want to pursue in the coming year.

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It’s been a great year and I’ve like to thank Urban for putting this project together.  I’ll be following everyone’s posts here and on your own blogs in 2015.  For my own shooting, I plan to refocus on black and white, and use my large format cameras (Kodak 5×7, Graflex Speed Graphic, and large format pinholes) every week, with my Fujica 6×9 mixed in.  I also have a stereoptican lens that I need to build a camera around, and I am thinking it will be a 8×10 box camera with the ability to take wet plates.

I’m on flickr and twitter, but am most active on flickr.  I’ve started a new project for 2015, making traditional prints and incorporating historical print processes, with the hope of making a presentable print a week.  I’ll be documenting that project on my own blog, Joe’s Film Photography Adventures.  Many of the photos from the 2014 52Rolls project will be part of that printing project, but I will probably also incorporate some digital negatives.

Nine of my other favorites from this year (in reverse chrono order).

Pier

Pier

Ice in the morning

Ice in the morning

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Old train station, cropped

Old train station, cropped

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Dark Skeleton

Dark Skeleton

USGS marker, FP4+

USGS marker, FP4+

Electric Rail, Kodak Portra 800, Yashica Mat124G

Electric Rail, Kodak Portra 800, Yashica Mat124G

Leitz, Camera, Opera!

Leitz, Camera, Opera!

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      • Look forward to seeing those prints! I sadly don’t have access to a 4×5 enlarger to make darkroom prints, but I have been mulling over getting some Alt Process materials to do some contact prints this summer!

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        • The neat thing with some of the historic processes is that all you need is a contact frame (as simple as some foam and a picture frame) and the sun. I have access to a community darkroom which has holders for 4×5, but I am also going to do some contact printing here at home, using my inkjet and transparencies for digital negatives.

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