Tag: Rollei Retro 80s

Setting Up for a Hot Day

It was about 9 am this past Sunday at the Beaches, with the promise of a very hot day already playing out. The Beach Volleyball players were already beginning to appear.

Getting Ready For Beach Volleyball

 

Voigtlander Bessa R, 21mm/4 Voigtlander lens
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

A Man And His Dog

Shooting with a very wide angle lens, it can be difficult to keep people out of the frame sometimes, so you go with the flow, and in this image from the Beaches this past Sunday, as it turned out I quite liking having the man and his dog in the image.

A Man and His Dog

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 21mm/4 lens and 25A Red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Outside the Gallery

As part of our recent trip to Scotland we spent a day in Glasgow, and the city looked more interesting than I expected! We had a couple of hours at an art gallery, whose exterior I found quite interesting.

Outside a Glasgow Art Gallery

 

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 35/2.5 Color Skopar Lens with 25A Red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

 

 

Tracks Revisited

(Scheduled post while I’m away)

I’ve been to these tracks many times. First time I’ve shot them in infrared.

Don Valley

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar with IR 72 filter,
Rollei Retro 80s film
developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

An Infrared Outing

This past Saturday I went to nearby Taylor Creek Park to shoot some Rollei Retro 80s film (with my Rolleiflex). One of the advantages of this film is that if you use an infrared filter (such as an IR 72 that looks almost completely opaque to the naked eye) you can do infrared photography, and I just love the ghostly, otherworldly look you get when doing this.

The Rolleiflex is a perfect camera for infrared: as a twin lens reflex camera, the viewing lens is not covered by the filter so focussing is never an issue. On a single lens reflex camera, the filter must keep coming off (for focusing/composition) and on (shooting).

Taylor Creek Infrared

Taylor Creek Infrared

Taylor Creek Infrared

 

All images taken with Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens with IR72 filter
Exposure 1/2 to 1 second @ f16, on Rollei Retro 80s film
Film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Back Alley in Kingston

In Kingston, Ontario this past weekend we discovered this little back passage-way. Rollei Retro 80s film and Rodinal developer were the perfect combo for this image!

Back Street in Kingston, Ontario

 

Nikon F4 body, 17mm/3.5 Tamron lens
Rollei Retro 80s developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C.

Facing the Sun

Yesterday I went to the Beaches in Toronto early; at 7 am the sun is lower in the sky, making for dramatic lighting and shadows. I’m surprised there isn’t more flare in this image, since I was shooting into the sun.

7 am

 

Nikon N90s 35mm SLR, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens with 25A red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50, 14 minutes @ 20 C

Looking In

I must say I like the vignetting effect of using my Bower fisheye lens (meant for the DX crop-sensor size of digital camera) on a full frame 35mm camera. I feel like I am peering into a separate world.

Outside Robart's Library

 

Nikon N90s 35mm film SLR, Bower 8mm/3.5 fisheye lens
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1:50 for 14 min. @ 20 C

Graffitti

Today’s image comes from last weekend: I had my Lensbaby Composer with the Sweet 35 Optic mounted on my Nikon N90s 35mm SLR (a camera which more than one passerby has mistaken for a DSLR). I was drawn to the contrast of the curved graffiti lines over top of the straight lines of this alley garage door.

Graffitti on alley door

 

Nikon N90s, Lensbaby Composer with Sweet 35 Optic
Film: Rollei Retro 80s, developed in Rodinal 1:50 for 14 minutes.