Successfully survived 2 days of skiing. This is a huge deal for me.
When we went on vacation this past August, I brought my Crown Graphic Pacemaker 4×5 along. It’s a press camera, so it’s supposed to be portable, right?
Well, it is portable when compared to what Mathew Brady used. If you don’t mind carrying a substantial backpack, it’s really not too bad.
I shot FP4, Ektar, and some x-ray film. These are from the first batch of FP4, developed at home with a MOD54 kit.
Loon Mountain scramble
Camera: Crown Graphic Pacemaker
Lens: Graflex Optar 135mm
Film: Ilford FP4, developed at home, scanned on Epson v700
Polaroid Automatic 220
The results were disastrous. In my haste, I had not checked the expiration date of my C-41 chemistry. Junk.
I loaded a roll of Fuji 400 into the Olympus XA and pocketed it for a trip to the zoo this Tuesday. I’m very happy with the processing results, but I’ve discovered a light leak in the camera. More experiments to come.
(If you don’t see the slideshow, click on the here to go directly to the post.)
Lately I find myself attracted to early automatic SLRs. My Canon T70 was a 99 cent eBay find which uses Canon FD-mount lenses, and it arrived just before we left for NYC. If anything happened to it in the Big Apple, I would miss the 50mm/1.4 lens more than the camera body.
We took it to the top of the Empire State Building near dusk. We intended to wait for the sun to go down and the city to light up, but it was June 25. We got tired of waiting. I played with a few slow exposures, bracing the camera against the fence.
Camera: Canon T70
Lens: Canon 50mm/1.4
Film: Ilford HP5+
Developed in D76, 12:00 at 20C
I continue to shoot for my 52 Rolls project, but I have not found the time to develop much. These are posted as Week 17 while I catch up.
Beth was excited about riding the Acela for the first time in her memory.
Then it broke, dumping us onto another train in Old Saybrook, CT.
Train #173 to the rescue!
Camera: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
Every spring I take one day in April to go to Seashore Trolley Museum and renew my driver’s license. It’s a little boy’s dream. I get to play with full-scale antique trains. There is no such thing as a bad day behind the controls.
Of course I brought a camera.
SHOOT MORE SLIDE FILM!
Camera: Leica M3 with 50mm Summicron
Film: Fuji Velvia 100
Processed by Old School Photo Lab and scanned at home.