Washi-Z 400, above with a dark red filter. I start with that statement because for some reason I didn’t shoot the first few images with dark red. Instead I had used an orange filter for some reason:
Washi-Films were never intended for use in still cameras. They were specialty films and most were developed for recording some type of motion, including a sound version.But nowadays these specialty films are creeping into the revitalized 35 mm film market.
And finally, two images from the Tonto Natural Bridge in Arizona. Representing some of the early orange filter exposures.
So now what? I’ve ordered more Washi-Z 400, and because the IR effect did not seem that strong, even with the red filter. I’m going to try it with the IR-695 filter. Watch for new results coming soon……
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.
A local reservoir, but I couldn’t find any information on this Building. I’m assuming it is some type of valve and pump house.
First the Door: I was told that the Hawk Symbol was part of a Scavenger Hunt Trail…..
And view from across the Lake:
Finally, an image made on Pinhole Day, but not the one I submitted……
It had been more than a month. But I did make these images in March as I watched my Valentine Roses change, but not ‘fade away’. They simply revealed new aspects of My Inner Monet:
I had though about submitting these for the March Frugal Film Project, but decided not to. But what I might do is find a 5th image that that works and submit it to a 5-Frames…..
So we end the month with these Roses as a prepare a Photo Safari to my friend’s Rose Garden…..
Above, a cropped Mamiya7 image with Portra 400. Giving you a hint of the doors…..
Still figuring out the right distance for my RSS 6X9. I’ll retake these standing a bit closer. But it’s all about learning for My Inner Monet……..Read more about the Center Here.
Above and below, some very distant Doors……….We take our last look at Snow?
These image was actually from January 2020.
On my last roll of HP5 I found a photo to post for March:
Above was my Sign offering for the March 2020 Frugal Film Project. It just didn’t move me. So I marked it as one of the ‘rejected’ images:
I had also considered posting one of my Valentine Roses, One Month Later……… But I’m planning a separate posting with my ‘past prime’ roses. h dried quite well.
So more from the Roses Coming Soon………..
From my Experimental Photography Days……….
I finally grasped Film as a Journey at a 2016 B&W Photography Workshop in Condon, Montana with the Photographer’s Formulary Crew, and Nathan McCreery as the instructor. Corrected some lazy mistakes I was making, but learned new things too!. And I was finally convinced to use a spot meter! (Well, OK I still often use the camera meter).
Nathan will be the Artist in Residence , September 2020 at the Big Horn National Forest, Montana………..
Tech Info: Mamiya 6X7, Kodak T-Max 400, film developer Formulary’s FA-1027, exposure (spotmeter) f/22 for 2 seconds.
Check out Craig Sheaks on Film as a Journey that can transform you……And another perspective on the Film Photographic Journey.
My February Frugal Film shoot started out with an Urban Renewal Theme, but ended up with portraits from my Valentine’s Day Bouquet. The Image above will be posted on the Frugal Film Project Site. The Features image, as shown below are not the same roses and show a slightly different perspective.
Themes proposed for the first two months this year included Texture (January) and Structure (February). I missed texture for the first month because I had already planned my own theme using my fisheye lens. So I invite you now to enjoy the texture of the flower petals and the structure of the roses themselves.
Some of the roses were beginning to fade, so I have started a new series highlighting the Roses as they dry…….and below a little Inner Monet…..somewhat out of focus.