Holding Still. Hamburg 2013. #believeinfilm

Portrait.

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

Available light, shot wide open.

Might be a re-post. I am working through my library to check lost processing I might have done between my last backup and the final crash of my late MacBookPro shortly before Xmas last year.

Listening to Grandpa. Summer 2013 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on new Kodak Portra 160 @80, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA.

This is one of the reprocessed images I mentioned in a previous post, not lost but the edits were when my late MBP hit its’ end-of-life. Notably underexposed, my light meter threw a fit then and I guestimated the exposure… Portra is still the right stuff then.

Seek the treasure. Graal Müritz, Baltic Sea, July 2012 on Flickr.

Nikon F2 1.4/50 on Kodak Tri-X-400 @400 , developed on Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:24 (2 min, 30 sec agitations then stand + 5:30, 30 sec agitations then every 60 sec 3 times; at 22°C)
The whitish stripes on the right of the image are some foggy areas under the scanner’s glass still left after my recent cleaning efforts. They do show up in comparably smooth images.

Close and Personal with the Old One. August 2013 on Flickr.

Jenisch Park Hamburg. A bit on the contrasty/bright side – needed some more than average processing (curves, definition, vignette).

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on Tri-X 400 @400, yellow filter y/k2 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C)

Portrait on Christmas Morning. 2012 (Crop to Square Version) on Flickr. [Explored, Jan 8. 2013 No # 432]

Some people suggested a version from this image (technically uncropped version of 6x45) where space to the right is cropped. A – „cheap Hasselblad“ – Version I tried here. It is better. Scanning artifact (a greyish perpendicular line) is thus hidden too.

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) 2.8/75 MC on Tri-X 400 @400 devrloped in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C)

My Son photobombing a Double Portrait. July 2014 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=75mm on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C) 

Windswept Cliffs of Rügen (II), Baltic Sea. July 2014 #believeinfilm

Zenza Bronica ETRSi (645) Zenzanon-PE 1:2.8 f=50mm orange filter (G) on TMX 100 @100 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (3 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 4 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C).

more to come

Extending Film Stash with Rollei RPX 25 120 film #believeinfilm

I received a small extension of my film stash: 10 Rollei RPX 25 120 film. I’m in search of a replacement for Agfapan APX 25 of old (see this example of that fine old film put to good use) to go a bit slower than my – still – beloved Tri-X 400 @400, @100 or @1600 & @3200…  Rollei RPX was on sale at Maco (German), but I fear the sale is already over as of today :-( . I kind of wondered f I should have gotten me some 4x5 as well to put in the freezer in anticipation of the upcoming intrepid camera kickstarter. I do have some TMX 100 120 film in the freezer as well, but don’t totally feel comfortably with that film yet.

And, after reviewing my past experience and some feedback from fellow tumblrerians I decided to stick with HCD new for the time being (and Rodinal/Adonal for the occasional Stand development or the Rollei RPX). I still have a litre of both HCD-S and HCD-2 and like half an open bottle of the stuff but that might last for a year about. Since I actually tend to shoot more black & white I ordered another one litre double goodness to storage from Spürsinn (German). Stuff is good for at least two years unopened! 

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Ovelgönne – River Elbe. September 2014 #believeinfilm

I am feeling better about these two images.

I do wonder what the water would have looked like at say, 1 second exposure. Need to try this out when i finish the next couple of days working…

The detail in the shadows is amazing and Tri-X 400 will remain my film of choice!

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

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