Category: 52 rolls

Roll 52 – Goals, dreams and regrets

Goals are important to life. None of us will ever get anywhere without them. For many of us though, goals are subsumed by the mechanics of daily life. They decay into dreams, and finally into regrets.

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Mount Washington from Intervale, NH

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Camera: Voigtlander Bessa 66

Film: Ektar 100

Developed at home (Unicolor kit, JOBO) & scanned on Epson v700.

Week 51 – G.A.S

I am a long-time sufferer of G.A.S. – Gear Acquisition Syndrome.  This has led to a large camera collection and forays into many odd formats.  This past year I forced myself to stop buying, slim the collection, and become more familiar with the hardware I already own.

I still have moments of weakness though. Recently I bought a Pentax ME Super, a cute little SLR which has failed me twice in the past. This one was supposedly just CLA’d. . .

I know better, but I took an untested camera and loaded it with untested film.  The results were. . .interesting.

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Jenness Beach in Rye, NH was a favorite spot for both surfers and drone pilots shortly after Christmas. I’d like to see some of the video.

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Elsewhere in my travels, this retired Mack CF fire engine sits in Wells, ME near the exit from I95.  It has been for sale for a very long time.  I took an opportunity to geek on the details on a sunny Saturday afternoon.  The results were dark and grainy.

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Camera: Pentax ME Super

Lens: 50mm

Film: FPP Retrochrome 160

I need to try the film in a known camera, and some known film in the ME Super.  The adventure continues.

Week 49 – Agfa

“Week 49” is spread across much of the last autumn. I loaded a roll of Agfa Prescia 100 (E6) into my Leica M3 for the first day of school and shot intermittently for the rest of the year.

Lenses are a mixture of 50mm and 18mm.

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6th grade!

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Dedication
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Salisbury Beach
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Steaming with the big boys

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18mm
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Christmas week

Week 48 – Spectra

I recently discovered a stray pack of expired Impossible Silver Shade for my Spectra. I didn’t expect much and thus was pleasantly surprised.

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Kiddo & Grampa Warren
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Family
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This was the only one I had to lighten in post-processing.
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Accidental double exposure

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I hear the newest Impossible films are getting pretty good. I may need to order a pack or two. The Spectra was fun to work with again.

Week 47 – Instax

The week after Christmas, we were visited by family for a few days.  This was a great opportunity to break out the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic (a camera smaller than its name.)

People always love Instax.

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Mrs. Mack505
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Selfie with Kiddo

I always blink, so I don’t appear in many photos.

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Pleasant St.
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Let me out!

Week 46 – Disappointment

Earlier in the year I might not have presented this roll at all.  I was excited when I finished Roll #46 in my Minolta Auto 110 SLR.  It was an expired roll of Kodacolor 200 from who-knows-when.  So excited I tweeted about it. . .

The results were frankly junk.  It’s just too expired.  These were the only shots I could salvage, and only one of them is even remotely good.

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I think I’m done with 110 format.  Even with in-date film, the results are mediocre.  When I was collecting every interesting camera I could find, 110 was a fun experiment.  Now I would rather use a more substantial camera and get better results.  (I may keep the Minolta Weathermatic A though, because it’s cool and fulfills a unique function.)

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Week 44 – Firehouse

On the day after Christmas, I spent a brief hour covering the watch desk at the firehouse.  My Mamiyaflex was calling to me.

The light was borderline even for Lomochrome Purple; most of these required a fair bit of post processing.  I still love them.

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Parade
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Patrol

 

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Sumbeam
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Don’t sleep at the watch desk. He’ll see you.
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No idea.

Camera: Mamiyaflex TLR
Lens: 80mm
Film: Lomochrome Purple

Developed at home (Unicolor kit/JOBO CPA2, Epson v700)

Week 42 – SFX200

Back in August I tried my hand at a roll of Ilford SFX200 pseudo-infrared film. I loaded it into my Holga and took it to a horse show at Three County Fairgrounds with a #25 red filter in my pocket. I’m very happy with the results.

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201508_Holga_SFX012This last one is my absolute favorite. Red tractor, blue sky.

Camera: Holga 120 GCFN

Film: Ilford SFX200

Developed at home in D76, scanned with Epson v700.

Week 41 – Transporterfest / Seagull results

I had high hopes for my 203-i.  On paper it looks like a great camera.  My first experience was otherwise, but it got better.

My gripes are small, but they kept me from enjoying the camera.  The leather case is thick enough that it casts a shadow on the film windows, making accurate film advance difficult.  I did find this to be less of a problem in more subdued light.  The lever actually feels odd on this type of camera.  I wanted to advance until something told me to stop.  Nothing did.

I left the camera partially exposed for over a month.  When I took it up later to finish the roll, my experience was much better.  I removed the case and had no problem advancing the film properly.  The whole experience just felt better without the clumsy case.

This one will be revisited soon.

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On October 11, we took the bus for a day with our fellow VW nuts (enthusiasts!) at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline.  Although named for the iconic buses, VW’s of all stripes were welcome.

 

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The People’s Car

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Transporters

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Windows

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Camera: Seagull 203-i

Film: Ilford FP4+

Developed at home in D-76; scanned on Epson v700