so i have really slacked off lately, and only just started scanning some more film today from my trip, STILL have a few rolls to be developed…
but on a positive note, i have started developing my own C-41, using a Jobo CPE2 and Jobo press kit. it was a lot easier than i first thought.
i am actually quite amazed at how sharp these photos are. these Mamiya lenses, 50mm f4 C and 90mm f3.8 are actually amazing.
Mamiya RB67 Fuji Acros 100
Mamiya RB67 Fuji Provia 100f
Mamiya RB67 Fuji Velvia 50
still some more to come, so hold tight for the next lot!
A few weeks ago i went on a solo roadtrip.
i packed a few cameras, a bag of clothes, sleeping bag and set off.
first stop was the Great Ocean Road. It has been a drive i have wanted to do for a long time, so it was good to finally get it done!
this is only a few photos, im still working my way through getting all my film developed, so more to come!
day one- Traralgon to Lorne. ;Erskine Falls
day two- Lorne to Port Campbell. ;Cape Otway,Triplet Falls
day three- Port Campbell to Adelaide.
day four- Adelaide to Coober Pedy.
day five- Coober Pedy to Uluru.
day six- Uluru to Kings Canyon. ;Olgas
day seven- Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy. ;The Breakaways; Dingo Fence.
day eight- Coober Pedy to Mildura.
day nine- Mildura to Melbourne.
day ten- Melbourne.
day eleven- Melbourne to Traralgon.
i saw someones photo of cliffs and rock formations at Inverloch, and wondered why i hadnt been there before, since big cliffs and rocks are very much my thing.
i got pretty excited by what i saw, shot a bunch of photos, but had a few issues with development.
i nearly always have issues when loading 4×5 sheets onto my MOD54 holder, i think i need a bigger changing bag, as when loading six sheets there is always 1 or 2 sheets stuck together.
however not all was lost, and only the corners were affected. Shanghai film is also quite soft and scratches easily.
Crown Graphic 4×5 90 f/8 angulon Shanghai 100.
some friends and i went for a drive around Moe a few weeks ago, and came across this old school.
some parts have started to be demolished, and others are being rebuilt, not sure as what though…
this is my first roll of film souped in D-76. decent results, so im happy.
Leica M6TTL Kodak Tri-X
i spent a few days in Brisbane fro a mates wedding. a managed to actually shoot a few rolls of film, and also managed to stuff one up while developing..
i have another roll of colour to scan yet, but heres a few shots for starters..
Leica M6 TTL Kodak Tmax 100
i love detail in a photo, and these 2 following photos are full of it.
this is why i like b&w, i feel sometimes details can get lost in a colour photograph, colour can be a distraction.
Crown Graphic 4×5 Shanghai 100.
while i was there the other day, i also shot a roll of Agfa Scala 200 in my Hasselblad, was a good chance to try my new 50mm T* lens out.
using 200iso film and having a max aperture of f/4 was a bit tough in such a dark place, especially without a tripod… rookie mistake!
i am blown away with this film though, already up there with my favorites! after shooting it, when i got home i started to look at development times, when i realised that Scala is a POSITIVE B&W!
but the more i looked, i found people talking about developing it as a Negative. well i had nothing to lose! i mixed up some Agfa Rodinal 1:100 and stand developed for an hour, and im quite happy with the results! except for a few blurry shots and half the roll have a dirty big scratch down the negative, which i think i found the reason, and have now hopefully fixed.
sometime ago while searching the internet for new places to check out, i came across someones Flickr page that showed a few local-ish old/abandoned buildings. so the other day i decided to go looking for the old Darnum Milk Factory. i had a vague idea where it was, and in the end wasn’t too hard to find.
Canon EOS33, Kodak TriX 400, Agfa Rodinal stand development.
last week we had some nice weather. so i headed off to the beach to enjoy the sun, not to swim, but to photograph, of course!
i still have a few sheets of film to develop, 4 sheets of 4×5 Velvia 50, and one more b&w Tmax. i’ll get around to it eventually…
but for now, here’s a few shots.
Crown Graphic 4×5 and Shanghai 100 4×5 developed in Agfa Rodinal.
I couldn't surrender, try as they might, to an expectation, a label, or a routine. Constantly I'd struggle, trying to fit in a preconceived mold but I'd only end up hurting myself in the process, I was either too big, too small, or the wrong 'shape' of thinking!