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After a Few Days

I have been in a funk photographically for a few days. Too busy to do much in the way of photography and not all that happy with the images I was taking. I did go out yesterday morning to Taylor Creek Park and finished off a roll languishing in a film back for my Hasselblad and got a few I liked.

Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford Fp4 Plus film, developed in Rodinal

 

Lazarus Film

While looking for something else in my darkroom I came across something I didn’t know I had: a roll of Kodak Panatomic X film from the 1980’s obviously long-expired. Slow speed films tend to be usable long after their expiry dates so I gave it a shot. There was some staining on the negatives but with some work in post I got some usable images, like these two.

The Sound of Ice

One more of the Ice in the beaches yesterday. One of the most interesting things was the sound the water made hitting the ice covered rocks. A very distinctive sound!

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Zeiss Sonnar lens
Rollei RPX100 film, semi-stand developed in Rodinal
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Experiment in Colour

It has been  a while since I last tried hand colouring. I took a different approach this time: rather than using Marshall photo oils on a darkroom print, I tried a matte photo paper inkjet print,  and pencil crayons. Some further work will be needed to see what works and what doesn’t.

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Original image shot on Rollei RPX 400 film, using Hasselblad 500C/M camera

Another View of the Railway Bridge

Here is another view of the railway bridge on the old CP line in the lower Don Valley, taken yesterday. I will definitely have to go back with colour film in the near future!

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon
Rollei RPX 100 film developed Rodinal
Toning and vignette added in post

Last Dance

I was going to call this post “Break-up Sex” but that was too much like click-bait. In order to finance getting a Hasselblad kit, I am thinning the herd and one of the kits being moved was was Mamiya Pro TL 645. I took it out for one last time on Sunday and shot a couple of rolls, and now it is sold and gone. Mixed emotions but I want that Hasselblad!

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Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 45mm/2.8 lens
Delta 400 film exposed at around E.I. 300 and developed in Ilfosol 3

Texture and Sharpness

This image is from a visit to High Park in the fall of 2015. The combination of the Rollei RPX 25 film, Rodinal developer and the Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/1.5 lens mounted on my Contax IIIa made for very good sharpness, I love these slow speed films! (I left the sprockets etc. in the scan because I liked the way it looks 🙂 ).

Contax RPX 25015

In Memoriam

A few years ago I did a photoshoot with model Sarah D. who was recovering from a double lung transplant that she had due to Cystic Fibrosis. I was impressed by her strength and depth of character. I just found out that she has passed away, waiting for a second transplant, after the first failed. Feeling sad. The posts are below (NSFW due to partial nudity)

Strength

Strength Part 2

Strength Part 3