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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.

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)

Made with Flickr

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)

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Testing new Scanner/Re-visiting negatives: Under the Arch. Collioure, France 2016 #believeinfilm

The is one of the first negatives I put on my new shiny Epson v800 scanner, using Epson scan software, dry mounted (lacking resources and money, currently) in an Epson v700 glass less negatives holder. The original scan is a 160MB TIFF file at 1200dpi (a bit overkill, probably).

There is incredibly more sharpness and detail visible, with a less than perfect negative. I shot the scene at noon, putting the shadows under the arch into III and let the bright areas end up in “something like” VII, not being sure if I would succeed. There is indeed still detail visible in the bright areas, I have burned in these areas a bit, as I probably would in the darkroom (I will).

Intrepid Field Camera (4x5) Rodenstock Grandagon 1:6.8 f=90mm on HP5+ @200, developed in a Mod 54/Paterson 3 Reel tank, Kodak HC-110 Dil. B, 6 min (1min cont. agitation, then every minute 10 seconds) @22°C.

Revisiting Negatives: Portrait shot on the balcony. #believeinfilm

Toyo 45 C Fujinon-w 5.6/150 on expired TMX 100 @50. Shot wide open. 

Developed in BTZS Tubes in Kodak HC-110 Dil. H 10 min. Multi Exposure Scan with Epson v800 Silverfast Ai Studio.

Making A Face. Jenisch Park Hamburg, Summer 2013 #believeinfilm

ETRSi 2.8/75 PE, yellow filter y/k2, 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) 

Bubble with kids on Flickr.

Nikon F2 1.4/50 on Tri-X 400@400 Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:24 (2 min, 30 sec agitation then stand + 5:30, 30 sec agitations then every 60 sec 2 times; 22°C)

Now better processed in Aperture. Had to rescan the negative because – stupid me – I dragged the original to the desktop instead of copying it prior to my late-night „editing“ in Flare – and then dumped the (original) tiff in the trash. Procedural nonsense.