4/26 – Beth & Cricket. I was experimenting with alternative lighting using a new flash slave adapter. This little $5 gizmo fires its flash when it sees another flash fire. It has lots of possibilities, and I highly recommend picking one up.
4/28 – First day with the new (to me) Minolta HiMatic AF2. I drive past this swamp on Route 1 a few times a week. This particular morning the light was calling to me.
Incidentally, the AF2 has become a quick favorite of Beth’s. It has auto focus, auto exposure, and a built-in flash. The flash has to be engaged manually, but the electronics will tell you when it’s needed. It’s a cool little camera for $6 and takes some very nice pictures. She’s on her third roll of film with it. I must confess I like it too.
Jake Bouchard (@jbphto) from Old School Photo Lab issued a challenge recently. To paraphrase, “Everyone shoots sunsets. I want to see what the sun is setting ON.”
Here you go, Jake.
4/28 – Sunset in Deerfield, NH.
And the object. Nikon FM2, Kodak Ektachrome E100G cross processed.
And for good measure, here’s sunrise the next morning over Salem Harbor.
For those fond of Instagram, Photoshop, HDR and the like, I’d like to point out that none of these images have been post processed. This is the magic of modern film.
With #MarchofFilm completed, I need to pay attention to Project 366 again. I’ve still been doing as much film shooting as possible. This past week saw two experiments, one successful and one not so much.
First up was an attempt at red scale photography. Redscale is a technique where film is respooled backwards so the light passes through the film base before striking the emulsion. The resulting images show a red or orange color cast.
I shot my first roll in the Nikon N65. The auto DX coding made it difficult to get enough overexposure, resulting in dark, grainy images.
4/2 Dover Point
First negatives out of the new darkroom, and the first ones at home in over a decade. Ilford HP5+ black & white.
4/4 – Beth ‘training’ with Cricket.
Voigtlander Vito B with Ektar 100.
The end of the week brought a different experiment. I attempted my first roll of cross-processed film, Fuji Velvia 100 shot in the YashicaMat LM. Cross-processing (x-pro) also involves a color shift, based on processing slide film in negative chemistry. The results vary based on the film and chemistry used. In contrast to the redscale, these came out stunning.
4/5/12, Old Town Hill with Beth & Cricket:
4/6/12 “Locust Towers”:
4/7 – Sunrise over Stetson St. Vito B/Ektar 100.
4/7 – lest you think I forgot (iPhone)
4/8 – the ambulance bay (again) Voigtlander Vito B, Kodak Ektar 100, handheld slow exposure. It’s a lucky effect but I love it.
Also 4/8. Another lucky shot.
4/9 – Newburyport waterfront. Vito B/Ektar again.
4/10 is already here.