a few weeks ago i went for a drive with a friend to Wilsons Prom to shoot some photos and to have a look around.
the weather wasn’t the greatest, especially since i also used some Fuji Velvia 50 film, i was hoping for some sunshine and blue skies.
overall it was a good day, got a heap of good photo’s i’m happy with. hopefully i can get down there again soon with my newest addition to my camera collection, a Crown Graphic 4×5.
a few weeks ago Ryan and i went to check out an abandoned homestead that had burnt down a week or so before.
but before we got to the house, we saw another house, which was closer, so we checked it out first.
it was pretty creepy, it looked as if there had been someone squatting in there. we both felt rather uneasy about it, so didn’t stay too long, but here’s some photos from the Ricoh Gr1s and Ilford FP4.
because i have too many cameras, i tend to neglect them from time to time, and rolls of film tend to take a long time to finish and get developed.
these photos were taken over a few months! which is sad, cos the Leica M3 is an amazing camera to use.
Leica M3 and Kodak BW400CN
so i recently acquired a Ricoh GR1s from Japan,i chose this camera cos i wanted something small and light.
it fits in any pocket, and is fairly quick and easy to use but sometimes i wish it wasnt so wide, but 28mm isnt too bad..
these shots were taken on the streets of Melbourne over the last 2 weeks.
Ricoh Gr1s and Fuji Neopan SS 100 film.
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!
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!