Roll 42: Slow B&W Through a Classic SLR

I really like slow films for pinhole, Velvia 50 being a favorite.  I shot some Ilford PanF+ (ISO 50) this summer and when I found the Nikon FM, I picked up some PanF+ in 135.  Even with a fairly fast 50mm lens, I found that the metered exposures were often too slow for handheld photography.  It took me a long time to shoot this roll, only because I would up waiting for favorable light.  I have tripods and cable releases galore, but that adds complexity to my process. I have some faster film set aside for this camera. I also have a couple of awesome telephoto lenses that just weren’t usable with ISO 50 film.  Stay tuned.

I tried to get a little creative with the captioning on my last post. Suffice it to say that creativity seems to spawn some glitches in the WordPress editor.  This will be a little more vanilla in the interest of readability.  Any tips or tricks welcome.

Film: ILFORD PAN F Plus ISO 50

Camera: Nikon FM, 50mm 1:1.8

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“10”

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These dogs work hard; they deserve some pampering. Yabba Dabba Doo.

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Intersection

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Hazel Bean – action dog and escaped circus act.

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Washington State Fire Academy –  24-foot ground ladders

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Washington State Fire Academy – the burn tower

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Washington State Fire Academy – A chief yaks with recruits

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Washington State Fire Academy – Probie

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Washington State Fire Academy – Chillin after lunch

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Washington State Fire Academy – new recruits

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Washington State Fire Academy – new recruits

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Washington State Fire Academy – Don and Matt before Serious Business (mess hall)

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Washington State Fire Academy – Set in the Cascades, it’s easy to forget how beautiful the setting is when you’re tired, wet and smoky.

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Washington State Fire Academy – The real Serious Business

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Washington State Fire Academy – Still life with my helmet and airpack. Cooling off between scenarios.

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WA State Fire Academy – End of the day.

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Washington State Fire Academy – Warning, contents may be hot.

These rolls were processed and scanned by Moon Photo in Seattle; all images are as scanned without alteration.  More photos from this and my other 52Rolls can be found HERE.

One thought on “Roll 42: Slow B&W Through a Classic SLR

  1. Somehow you have managed to give these the feel of photos from the family album, ca 1940. Not sure what it is, perhaps the film, though PanF+ doesn’t behave that way for me. Nor does my FM.

    My guess is that your caption problems relate to how you add captions. You can do it after you load the image to the post by clicking on the image and then on the edit pen icon, or you can do it before you load the image to a draft post through WPAdmin>Media>Library and then clicking on the image. I find that WP behaviour is not consistent through these two routes. And if doing a gallery, then it too has a way to add captions and its own set of rules. Sometimes captions are entered in one place and don’t show in the other, or in the post.

    I looked at your images in the media library. I see that the ones with captions in the post don’t have captions in the media library which indicates you wrote them after inserting the images in the post. If you reinsert those images in a post, you will not get a caption.

    I would suggest you try uploading your images to WP (but not to the post), edit the captions in the media library, then insert them into your post.

    I always add images one at a time with this workflow, and then I open the image in the post editor with the pen icon and finish any edits I need, like centering the image, resizing and all that stuff.

    Once you have a caption in a post, you can edit it as if it were part of the text without going into the media library. You can also edit it through the image editor via the pen icon in the draft post. However, edits made within the post do not overwrite your original caption in the media library, so if you re-insert that image somewhere else it will use the original caption.

    Likewise, if you edit a caption in the media library after inserting it in a post, the original caption will stay the same in the post so you will have to delete that image from the post and then insert it again, or edit the caption in the post to match the media library.

    Finally, if you work in multiple windows (which I often do) then if you write/edit the captions in the library before inserting, you must save your draft post before inserting the images into the post, or you won’t get the captions/edits in your post.

    I’m not sure any of this will answer your problem, and if not, then you are stuck as that is the sum of my experience (outside of gallery situations which don’t seem to apply here).

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