Tag: Rollei 80s

View From the Balcony

I meant to post this image from our Scotland trip and didn’t get around to it until now. The sky cooperated on the morning I took this image of the Scottish coast!

Scotish Coast

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Skopar lens 
and 25 A Red Filter

Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Overcoming a Grey Day

Rollei Retro 80s is an amazing film! When we visited Armadale castle it was a very grey, soggy day, but the inherent contrastiness and bite of the Rollei Retro 80s film turned the light into something special. All images taken with Voigtlander R body, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar lens.

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

Shoot What’s There

There were a lot of disappointed photographers in High Park, Toronto today. The blossoming of the cherry blossoms was pretty much a bust this year, due to the very cold/late spring. Luckily there is no shortage of alternate subject matter available. As I continued my fisheye kick, I tried out the LensBaby fisheye optic (mounted in the Composer) on a film camera: my Nikon F2, loaded with Rollei 80s film. On the full frame 35mm I almost get a complete circle. I quite like the result. 🙂

Tree in High Park

 

Nikon F2, Lensbaby Muse with Fisheye Optic, shot on Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20C

Something Old is Something New

In the image today I used something old, but new to me; I developed the film using a rather old developer formula known as D-23 which I mixed up from scratch using chemicals bought on line. D-23 is a very simple (two ingredient) developer to mix up, and tends to soften contrast, which is useful for films like Rollei 80s which tends to be contrasty.

Park on King Street

Nikon F2, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens (non-AI), Rollei 80s, developed in D-23 1;1

Reclaimed

I keep get drawn back to this disused railroad in the Don Valley in Toronto. Apparently it has only been about 6 years since it was last used, but it doesn’t take long for nature to start reclaiming it.

Old Railroad

 

(Pentax K1000 35mm SLR, 28mm/f2.8 SMC Pentax Lens with yellow filter,
shot on Rollei 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes) 

Behind the Veil

Today another image from High Park, shot on Rollei 80s film with a red filter. I continue to be amazed at the different reality I get with this film/filter combo. It’s look pulling back a veil.

High Park(Pentax K1000, 28mm/2.8 Pentax lens with 25A red filter, Rollei 80S film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes)

 

Different Light

Yesterday afternoon I was at High Park in Toronto, shooting Rollei 80s film. This film has a very high red sensitivity, and to enhance this sensitivity I shot through a red 25A filter. To my eyes it seems the landscape became transformed, almost magical or alien.

High Park, Toronto

 

(Pentax K1000 35mm SLR, 28mm/f2.8 SMC Pentax lens, 25A Red filter. 
Rollei 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 degrees C)