Week 4 – Couple of cameras

I’ve been inundated with gear! That’s ok with me but these last few rolls have been testers for these rad cameras so the pics are nothing special. First off are some shots from the wonderful Leica clone, the FED 2. The rangefinder is spot on and the diopter function for the viewfinder is really, really…

Week #4 G B Kershaw 110 / FP4 120 125 expired.

I found this camera in a shop around the corner from me – it took ages to get it open but when I did it was very cool looking bellows medium format camera with F11 and F16 aperture with a lens that look slick its made of plastic. The results were all up and down but…

week 3 – Panic

Mamiya M645 1000s, Porta 400, developed with Tetenal C41 Kit, Epson V600 Scanner. On the last day of week 3 I started taking pictures, two in fact, before I became side tracked and suddenly it was 10PM and I had no time at all to take the next 13 frames. What to do? The recycling…

A mighty sapling: sound and image

As we headed across the open country near Braidwood on Saturday afternoon we drove into a huge storm. Blacks clouds licked the horizon and lightning struck the ground. By the time we descended the escarpment into the Araluen Valley we were in the midst of a deluge. Melody kept on driving her Ford truck, towing…

Week 4 – Continue to Push

The work continues, it’s the only way growth can occur.  I’m proud of this image.  It has taken me some time to work through the trepidation of working in such a large format of film.  There are economic barriers to each image, the pure cost of a sheet, the burden of lab fees.  And yet,…

52prints:03 – 48Forestry3

Deerfield 48F3 Deerfield Fair, September 2014 As a small town firefighter and mechanical engineer, I find rural fire engines fascinating. Mechanical ingenuity is alive in the hills not far from here. ONDU pinhole, Ilford FP4 developed in Rodinal 1+25 and printed on Arista EDU paper

Roll 4: Photographing Snow is Tough

As some of you may remember, in Roll 2 I posted pictures of the frozen Charles. I mentioned in that post that I wasn’t entirely pleased with the results. Yesterday it was snowing and I decided to try redeeming myself. I failed. I took a walk in the Fens, and brought along a roll of…

Piscina

Roll 5: Favorite Film, Favorite Location: Pinhole

Film: Velvia 50 transparency film – 120 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole camera, 40mm, f/174 Every time I return to the The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. I see new things in new ways. I returned last week to finish a roll I started 8 months ago. In Iceland. Of course, I took a pinhole camera too. It…

Veracci

Roll 4: Pinhole Close to Home

Film: Fuji Film Acros 100 (120) Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole  40mm, f/174 Fuji film Neopan Acros 100 is my workaday pinhole B&W.  It is always in stock, it isn’t too contrasty, it has great reciprocity properties for long exposures, it’s buttery-soft with a fine grain.  I’ve come to know, love, and trust it.…

Where were you in '62?

Roll 3: Retro Rangefinder Report

Film: Kodak Ektar 100 Camera: Canon QL-17 G-III; Lens: fixed f/1.7 I stumbled on this brave little rangefinder at a local camera store which sells vintage and used gear.  It looked very clean, the price was right, and it included a CLA prior to pick up.  I’m always a little suspicious when I shoot a…

P.O.S.H.

Roll 2: Across Time and Space

Film: Ilford HP5  400 Camera: Canon FTb  135mm/50mm lenses In a swirling maelstrom of good timing, careful planning, new friends, and affordable airfare, my wife and I found ourselves in Amsterdam last April for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.  After tromping around AMS for a week, we visited London, and then laid over in Reykjavik for a few…