This week I learned two things, I really need to get both of the backs for the Hasselblad serviced and secondly, I am totally getting a stainless steel tank and reel.
I have run into this problem on more than one occasion where it looks like there are graduated lines on one side of 90% of my frames. For awhile there, I thought that it was water staining, but I’ve tried using distilled water in everything and still have issues. So, after chatting with a good friend, we figured it may be my developing tank/reel. I currently use an older well loved anscomatic developing tank and reel, and when one pours 500 ML into the tank, it barely covers the adjustable 120 reel. This then lends to the consideration that perhaps, while I’m agitating the tank, even gently, that the amount of developer I lose could be affecting the results. I don’t have the same issue when I develop 35mm.
As far as the backs, both of the A12 backs have issues and need to be serviced before I trust them to use them for a trip to NYC. In this roll, I just so happened to get that random light leak I’ve gotten only a few times before. You will see them in several of these shots.
So, this year will definitely be a year of fine tuning gear and developing.
Anyways- onto the roll, that’s what you’re all reading this for, right? lol. I shot a beautiful expired roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan.
I love rusty gold and after leaving the local Hampton Coffee shop, I happened to spot this rusty beauty in the yard next to the coffee shop. I was torn between driving over to the house and asking and just leaving. Then, I saw a gentleman loading things into a truck in from the shed behind the tractor, so I gathered my courage and my gear and walked over. I figured the worse thing he could do was say no. Not only did he not say no, but he told me to explore and enjoy! We chatted for a little bit about his love for these vintage tractors and then I wandered around and snapped a few photos.
Afterwards, I drove down the road and pulled into a local farm that sells their own eggs, goat cheeses, goat milk soap, beef cuts and lots of other things.
When I left their little shop, these adorable guys got really excited to see me. I think they were hoping I had some snacks to feed them. After I walked up and the figured out I didn’t have any, they weren’t nearly as interested, but luckily I snapped this photo before they lost interest 🙂
Then I went around trying to think of things that had been catching my interest lately. Here’s a couple from around town. The alleyway shot was the last on the roll, and I definitely am thinking of going there to shoot some more for my week 8 roll since I didn’t find it to the end.
And to finish it off, which was actually the first shot on the roll, one of our sweet little furbabies 🙂 well, actually, my daughter’s furbaby.
I think I may actually be a week behind haha, but oh well. This is always a learning experience and we all are growing at our own speeds.
I hope some of the images were enjoyable and don’t forget to follow and check out my flickr album for the 52 rolls project to see all the photos so far in this project. Thanks again for reading and liking my posts and photos!