Here is the second look back at my last roll of Kodak E100GX. This time from Loveland Pass.
Over the next few Retrospective postings I’ll be sharing my last few roll of Kodak E100GX from 2011. I start here with a view of Longs Peak from Rocky Mountain National Park:
Have a Relaxing Labor Day
This was such a different subject than the other images on roll #2 that I wanted to post it separately. Calm. Peace, Stillness………Taking a few days off for long awaited eye surgery. Update at the end of the week…….
Here are all the good images from that roll of Ilford Pan F:
We first met this camera back in June…….The Kodak No. 1 Autographic Junior. A lovely 120 film size camera from 1913. There were only 2 decent images from my first roll of film at ISO 100. I decided to try some slower films. Not sure I like the results, you tell me…….
First the Ilford Pan F Plus (ISO 50):
Next, Ilford Ortho Plus (ISO 80):
Hmmmmmm………..Next We’ll look at all of the Pan F Images……….
Yesterday you were introduced to the Camera. Today you meet the best 5-Frames from the very first roll of Reva 127 B&W film (ISO 100). I was amazed at the results considering that I knew very little about the Camera, and this is my first roll.
First a re-intro to the Camera above. Details about the camera can be found on the Art Deco Camera Site. Now let’s look at my camera test location: Lake Waneka. We’ll start with a new view, looking west from the Boat House:
Below, my usual view looking east towards the Boat House:
Below, the beginnings of our COVID-19 Rock Monument. There are more rocks now…….
My Classic Boat Dock View. Today featuring a fisherman……
And my Classic Tree Reflection that you’ve seen in other Camera Tests:
And certainly consistent with My Inner Monet Theme.
I am a frequent participant in the #CameraChallenge. The April offering included a motion challenge which fits My Inner Monet. My strategy for ‘Motion’ was slow shutter speeds and simple motion. I used the Diana F+ camera and Lomo 800 film, as I was photographing for the April Frugal Film Project.
Above: a walk in the wind, and Below: mountain drive by.
And of course a Door because it is Thursday……The side entry photographed better than the Main Entrance. You may have noticed that this is Infrared.
Mission Santa Ines is located next to Solvang, California. It was founded in 1804. I was visiting a friend in Santa Barbara back in 2017 when I made this visit. I decided to use my Nikon-1, which was converted to full spectrum by KolariVision. I then used an IR filter to limit the exposure to Infrared.
Church was in session, so I wandered around outside and focussed my photography there. Obviously a full house with people standing in the doorway.
Views around the Courtyard, Above Left to Right: St Francis, Shrine to Santa Ines, Jesus.
Finally, below, the Cemetery:
I had the Nikon-1 converted after much frustration with IR-films. I do use IR-Sensitive Films and you’ll see some film tests coming soon.
Retrospectives are repostings of significant works from my old Photo Diary……….
And, some thought from yesterday’s Photo Diary on Windows and Walls……
I typically use Ilford SFX-200 as my IR-Sensitive film. When I started, I used it with my darkest red filter:
But now I use my IR-695 filter:
Recently I’ve had two IR-sensitive film come my way: Rollei Retro 80S and Washi-Z. Let’s start with the Rollei film. Because of my positive experience using the 695 filter, I tried this with the Retro 80S. It resulted in interesting but very high contrast images:
Compare this to T-MAX 400 with a Dark Red filter (sorry that’s the film I had in the other Mamiya-7 at the time):
Here a direct comparison of the same scene, SFX-200 and Retro 80S, both with the IR-695 filter:
Can you tell which is which? The Retro 80S is the upper image, the SFX-200 is the lower image. The SFX image preserves the fine high altitude clouds better…..
I have recently read an article on the Retro 80S, where the author only used the dark red filter. @EMULSIVEfilm also has another recent article comparing Retro 80S and Retro 400S, again both using the dark red filter. So now I’m going to embark on a set of side by side Retro and SFX images making, using only the dark red filter. Can’t wait to see what happens……
Washi-Z discussion coming in Part II.
You may ask what possessed me to buy a circa 100 year old camera and expect it to work! Especially one bought on Etsy, right? Well my next post will allow you to make that judgement for yourself. But for now, lets enjoy the ‘Grand Unboxing’:
A recent Petapixel article discusses a bit about the camera, but see the info for specs at the end. Now for our first view of the camera:
The 120 film model was produced from 1913-1927. I’m still investigating the exact age of mine, but it appears to be a 1913 model. Excellent!
Special Autographic Features. But be aware that you really can’t use this feature anymore. It required special film.