Somewhere in Iowa. Probably Hempstead, Iowa.
More rolls through film cameras, or more work with digital? I’m having trouble deciding. Well, maybe I’m not.
Through the rain.
Three in a row from my last Holga roll. This was the first roll I shot without the 6×6 mask, so there’s some nice bleedover onto the edges of the film. Interesting to note that the exposures are so different. The sun was going down, so hypothetically they should get darker from left to right. Since the Holga shutter mechanism is a disc with a hole and a spring, it’s not really surprising that these are all over the place.
Holga, Fuji Pro 800Z.
This was going to be posted on Valentine’s Day before I shot something I found more appropriate on a number of levels.
Pentax digital SLR, Polaroid-inspired processing.
Photography is nonlinear.
This is not new. It came from the same area as this one, but on a different day and shot on color film. I felt like experimenting with black and white with toners last night, and so I processed this as a selenium print. I think it’s a little eerie. There’s another process of this same image as a deep red-orange. I like this one better because of the juxtaposition.- the orangey autumn tones have been replaced with a monochrome in icy blue. It plays with the mind, and I like it.
Test roll in my K1000, Fuji Superia X-tra 400, digital selenium process (sorry, no darkroom).
This mural is in Philadelphia. It caught my eye in the low light, and as a result most of the shots have motion blur (this was in the borrowed N75, which has a very slow 28-90). Today I got four rolls’ worth of scanned negatives back from the drugstore (CVS again, but everyone here uses the same automated color-calibrated junk), and the three rolls of black and white are more unimpressive than ever. Contributing to the visual train wreck is the fact that one roll (the origin of Alone I) was pushed two stops and another was pushed one. The decrease in shadow detail drives the scanners crazy.
While the black and white rolls are extremely unimpressive, the color roll came out fairly well (most of the scans worked, although the pictures tend towards the uninteresting and poorly photographed). I normally don’t shoot film for color, but an expired roll at the local camera shop caught my eye.
Fuji NPS 160 expired 2007.
A second from the Bar Harbor area within a mile or so of Acadia. This is one of my favorites because there’s something about deep blues that I find very appealing, and industrial imagery dominating nature has always been a fascinating subject for me. This isn’t some Photoshop bluescale trick either- it’s all about light, timing and exposure.