This View no longer exists….Tree branches blew down to change it. Not sure that the Park Services will take those branches away. So we have captured a moment in time that is now gone…….
There are three locations at a nearby park where I test every ‘new’ camera and every ‘new’ film. So I took my first roll of Lomo 800 to all of those three spots.
It was hard to decide which to pick, bit I think the Reflection does work best. The Boat Dock below, was taken at an odd angle and looks best with some cropping:
From Santa Catalina Island:
See more from Catalina on My Photo Diary.
Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions,
So this is more of a user’s guide than a film review. I’ll let you try the film and decide if you like it. FIRST: the angle of the sun with respect to your image scene is the biggest factor for a successful image. I’ve discussed in a Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions, I have touched upon this in previous post and hope to publish a full summary review of my experiences soon. But note that the ideal sun angle is 90 to 180 degrees from the image scene. In my most recent Lomo Purple roll shown here, I was careful with the sun angle.
I have one more roll of medium format Lomo Purple being developed now. I also plan on running an exposure time test for the RSS Pinhole. AND in a few weeks I expect an @35mmc summary article of My Lomo Purple experiences to be published.
OK, I’m a believer. Photographers were always raving about Ilford HP5. But I didn’t share the fascination until this past Spring. On my Journey to Phoenix I wanted to take 35 mm B&W film. The only thing I had in the fridge was Ilford HP5. So I grabbed the 5 rolls and headed out………
And I’ve finally discovered the situations where the ‘GRAIN” works for me. Here is a summary of my HP5 Best Case (all HP5 except where noted):
(Note: the datura, upper right is T-MAX)
(Note: Yuca Baccata, upper left, is digital IR)
September on my Other Blog is all about B&W in the Garden.
Something that I want to spend more time on……..B&W Flowers. More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……
Above: same flowers, different perspectives.
Below: Same Flowers, different f-stops; right has more bokeh.
My home garden is blooming….time to move outside and work on some local B&W Flower Portraits.
P.S. : I will actually have more B&W flowers coming in August. Developed a roll recently that is all flowers from my garden.
As part of my Arizona Project, I am testing some films. Some completely new, like Silberra PAN 160 and PAN 100; and films new to me like Ilford FP4.
Silberra is a new Russian film that has been in development for 10+ years. I backed it in Indiegogo. Today I’m posting results from my journey around the Phoenix area: Below, Four Peaks……..
I’ve discussed on my Photo Diary, some problems that I’ve experienced with Silberra Film (and similarly with Ferrania P30). My main problem was controlling the contrast and exposure. All of the images here have been adjusted significantly in PhotoShop. I am largely a T-MAX 400 + Ilford user (especially SFX-200).
So I am posing the question here (also on Twitter as a survey): How many types of film is it possible to be an expert user? I like supporting new films, but I’m really into getting my best results that can also be printed in the darkroom without a tremendous effort in manipulation.
Print your comments here and I will include them in a future article:
Despite the obvious up hill battle to get into a show, I’m still working on it. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained!
This month’s submissions to C4FAP.org:
Some you’ve seen before and some you haven’t………We’ll see what happens.
To the Weston Collective:
You haven’t seen the one above….but those below should look familiar: