Week 11, Pano Pinhole

I bought a Vermeer panorama pinhole as a treat to experiment with super-wide shooting. It has a curved plane and shoots roughly 6x17cm negatives, so you only get four shots per roll of medium format. It is f300 and has a threaded filter ring for easy attachments of color filters. I had no real sense…

Week 10, Clouds

I had 2 rolls I managed to destroy by using oldish C-41 developer. The first was a roll of a St Patrick’s Day parade on Velvia 50, and the second a roll for expired film day, Fuji Super-G 400 (exp 1999). The developer was exhausted, the blix was fine, so the rolls came out nice…

Week 9: Hassy Test

I recently bought one of my dream cameras, a Hasselblad 500 C/M, with a Zeiss Sonnar 150mm/f4 (chrome, I’m guessing it was originally for a 500C) and a Planar 80mm/2.8 T*. I shot a test roll with it using Fuji Acros 100, developed in Rodinal 1+100, semi-stand (gentle inversions at start, 20 and 40 mins,…

Week 5, FotoGeekery

My local community darkroom (http://photosynthesisct.com) has an annual photo show for its members. We started showing our images in early December and since there wasn’t another show at the gallery, we kept it up till late January. Last year we had a member’s gathering to come pickup our pieces and discuss them. We did the…

Week 52: UConn, seeing double

My brother was in town visiting from California, so we decided to go to the University of Connecticut, my alma mater, and bring along our cameras.  He with a Leica M6 TTL and I brought along my Leitz-Minolta CL.  It had been at least 10 or 15 years since he walked around the campus, and…

Week 37, The Blahs

Sometimes you shoot and shoot (and with this project x25), making what seems like good progress, each roll slowly producing better quality shots.  You enjoy the subject matter, like more and more of your compositions, the exposure control is getting better, you are picking the developer before you shoot and shoot with that developer in…

Week 28: Devil’s Hopyard

I brought my Fujica GW690 out to one of my local state forests, Devil’s Hopyard.  I brought some Fuji Pro 400 and a new film (for me) Arista.EDU Ultra 100.  With my Lensbaby post, I had taken some pics of the falls from this state park already, but went hiking to see if I could…

Week #15: a lunchtime through downtown Brussels

Going out to the city center, I’ll try to show a few landmarks in this post.  No, not all of them but just a few from a small walk through downtown Brussels.  The Grand Place, Monnaie, Manneken Pis… stuff like that are probably seen by most people coming to visit the city.  So for those…

Week 13, The Trees

I had planned to do a home-brew club meeting and brewery tour this week, but life got in the way.  So I decided to try some different shooting of the trees that surround me.  I took my Olympus OM-2n with a Zuiko 35-105mm/3.5-4.5 lens.  It has a ‘Close focus’ option, which is kind of a…