Not fast enough on the manual focus – had him in focus, and then didn’t. Still and all, I was really pleased to even be able to catch this guy on film. Look at those toes! He really did the work – he just sat there, patiently, sitting still longer than most lizards.
Another view from Wildwood, at sunset. Taken with Nikon FM2N, Agfa 200 Precisa film, Elicar 55mm f2.8 Macro 1:1 lens. Post in LR and On1.
Looking down the hill I just climbed up. Sometimes what you see daily surprises you by its beauty. Early morning is the most exciting time of day as everything is fresh and fine!
Here, Nikon FM2N, Lomo 100 film, Elicar 55mm f2.8 Macro; post in LR 6.5 and On1.
California poppies mean Spring! Combined with purple lupines, the mountainsides are a delight to behold. These poppies are in the local botanical garden, but they can show up anywhere. They vary from deep orange to yellow, some with orangey streaks in the center of their golden petals.
Another cross-processed and rescued Velvia image . . . absolutely hideous in CP and barely salvageable in b&w! What’s a girl to do? The camera, though, does a fine job when the user doesn’t mess up. The lens is a Xenar, uncoated, which gives it a particularly vintage quality that modern digital do not have.
Taken with Velvia 100 film in a pre-WW2 Welta Weltur folder, 6×4.5. While out with the camera, it popped open twice – I had jerry-rigged a strap for it but if obviously didn’t work too well! The film was processed in C41 as a result at the local photo shop – to pay more for slide film and potentially nothing seemed ridiculous – so it was cross-processed. I was quite pleased to see a few out of the 16 survived. A bit of work made this picture salvageable. Below is the original cross-processed image, and then a variant in black and white.
Today I finally sat down to scan some film I had processed awhile ago. This is Kodak UltraMax 400, a color film converted to b&w. I took this image last year sometime, long before the rains came. The moon was half full.
This has been a crazy several weeks . . . primarily, car problems leading to searching for a new one to replace the one which died, and finally taking the plunge. I got what I wanted.
However, the fact is, life came to a halt. No time for photography, only time to take a quick peek at what I have already done. Today, I got out and about, but this is from a roll I did a couple of weeks ago.
A sycamore tree with new leaves! How glorious is that? Taken with Portra 400, Voigtlander RF, Heliar 105mm, 6×9 folder.