A few months ago I received some parts for the Mamiya M645 Super that allow me to take longer exposures. The crucial piece was an adapter for a normal cable release. But I did not find a chance until a few weeks ago to give it a try. My apologies for having the same subject on three rolls in a row (not to mention many others). It is the way it has worked out recently. I do have some shots that are completely different places coming up, I promise!
I used a roll of expired Ilford XP2 400 for these tests, as well as a Cameron Fader ND filter set at various densities up to the maximum 6 or 7 f-stops. I can’t remember the exposure times, though the longest was about 30 seconds and the shortest a couple of seconds.
These shots were made at the same time as some of those on my week 26 roll Half-Frame Possibilities – you can tell that from the ships.
A note on re-blogging.
I have discovered that when I re-blog my posts from 52Rolls to my blog that WordPress has added all the 52Rolls images for that post to my blog’s media library, even though only the featured image shows on my blog. I have had several conversations with WordPress about this and they are now admitting this might be a bug, since otherwise it means that the storage space is being paid for at 52Rolls and at my blog as well. And for featured images it is worse since they are loaded to my blog as a featured image and as a normal image and thus storage for those are being paid for three times over.
I don’t have confirmation yet that it is actually a bug (rather than, for instance, a money grab) though that was the conclusion the “Happiness Engineer” came to and took away at the end of our latest correspondence. It is also worrying to me that reblogging works this way because putting an image in someone else’s Media Library can imply ownership, and gives them full access to posting those images, editing/resizing/cropping etc with the WP image editing tools and so on. I have expressed my concern about what that implies for my copyright (I only re-blog my own posts, but often see people re-blogging the work of others, which I think only rarely is appropriate). WordPress makes it far too easy to re-blog, but at least it automatically trims the post and requires a link over to the original to read all of it. Except, at the moment, it is seemingly giving away the original images to the reblogger. I have no idea if this only happens when re-blogging one’s own work, or if I were to re-blog someone else’s with multiple images whether they would all transfer to my media library. If anyone wants to experiment, then let me know!
I have discovered that if I delete the duplicate images on my own blog (except the featured image) then it has no effect on the post, or on the 52Rolls version, and frees up the storage room those images were using. If anyone else is re-blogging and like me running low on storage, then you might want to clean this up a bit rather than wait for WP to correct the situation. I can imagine it might be very difficult to retroactively remove those images.