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 #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 #07 : A Walk across the Park

This week was pretty rainy.  I did manage to get out a couple of times, but not taking very many photos until today.  Both my cameras and myself agree on one point: we dislike rain.  Wind is OK, snow we can manage.  Cold isn’t a problem, neither is hot weather as we don’t get any…