last week i went for a drive up in to the hills, it was damn cold, about 2.C and nearly snowing..
i had the Hasselblad with me thought id have a go at pushing film.
i used Kodak TriX 400 and Kodak TMax 400 both pushed one stop to 800iso.
didnt have much luck finding dev times for those films at 800 iso with Rodinal, other than stand dev, so i just used TMax 1-4, which turned out to be the same times as they would be normally when dev’d at 400…
the first shot is Tmax and the second TriX.
a few weekends ago i went out with the 4×5 and shot a few sheets.
im struggling a bit remembering to set aperture and close lens after focusing, but with a bit more practice, and the note i now have on top of the camera, it shouldn’t happen anymore….
i just bought a Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Symmar Convertible, so im keen to give it a go soon.
Crown Graphic 4×5 and Tmax 400 film.
after visiting the snow on the weekend, i drove a few K’s down the road to Thompsom Dam. i have a strange obsession with dams and mountains, i dont know why, maybe its the wide open spaces, being surrounded by bush, but it tends to have a calming influence on me.
the next 2 photos were taken on a Crown Graphic 4×5 with TMax 400 film.
im really enjoying using this camera and format, just need to get better at loading film holders…
heres some more photos that i developed myself, but i seem to get some mixed results.
i think i need a bit more practice and work on my dev times.
photos shot with Pentax LX with 28mm and 50mm lenses and Tri-X 400 film.
i have been shooting a lot of medium format lately, more than 35mm, and i love it.
i smashed through 2 rolls of Tri-X in about a week, had a go at developing it myself.
wasnt too sure how i’d go loading the 120, considering how much i have been struggling with the 35mm, but after a few youtube videos, i was ready to go, and i somehow managed to have no issues each time.
im getting mixed messages about pre-soaking 120, some say yes, some no. so i didnt bother, and didnt see any adverse affects. what are peoples thoughts?
i reused the developer for the second roll, it was quite reddish after the first roll, and added approx 10% to the developing time.
both rolls were a success! really happy.
i also bought a new scanner. Epson Photo V600, bought it as a refurbed unit from the Epson website, works well! only cost about $250 too!
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!