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
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 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.
updates have been a bit slow lately, but with the weather being cold and miserable, finding time and motivation to venture outside and brave the elements has been lacking..
but i have managed to beat the winter blues and finish a roll off the other day, having a new lens to try out helps with motivation. i finally found a reasonably priced, good condition Summaron 35mm f/2.8 w/goggles, and i wish i had picked it up sooner. the following shots were taken with my Leica M3, Summarit 50 f/1,5 and Summaron 35 f/2,8 on Kodak Tri-X.
i bought this camera a few weeks ago, and it was in pretty bad shape.
the lens hood doesnt open, or close properly, the magnifying eyepiece is missing and battery terminals for light meter are missing.
despite all that, all mechanical operation appears to be in good working order!
this is the first roll of film i put through it, i was a bit skeptical about the condition of the light seals, but all is good.
Kodak Tri-X 400.
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!
the other day i finally developed my first roll of film, and it was more or less a success!
i shot with Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed with Ilford LC29 at 1+9 dilution, Ilford Rapid Fixer 1+4 and an old bottle of Kodak Photo Flo 200.
i need to work on my film reel loading, as i had a lot of trouble with that, which affected a few of my negatives, but not enough to ruin them.
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!