Today I am going to break the silence of the Silent 365 project. I’m a bit behind, but I’ll tell you why.
I have been working for hours on managing the software quirks for the Pakon 135 scanner I use for 35mm film. I finally have it working where I can do color negative film, positive / slide film, C-41 black and white, and genuine black and white. Post processing is done primarily in Lightroom and On1 Photo Raw. It’s a good feeling that I can scan my film in a good scanner which produces better results than a flat bed.
Ah, the benefits of retirement! Time to solve problems and stay focused on them for a long time!
I’ve been a bit off the grid for the last few weeks, focusing a bit on some other things rather than photography. I actually never thought I would miss out on looking at my photos and taking them – but I do! I guess I do like photography more than I thought!
These are – I think – bougainvillea flowers, but as they were shot on Kentmere 100 awhile ago, I don’t remember. Taken with a Nikon FM2n, an Elicar 55mm f2.8 manual-focus macro lens, and, obviously, B&W film. Another surprise is that I really like the quality of image with the Kentmere. Ya learn something new every day.
No idea where this was when I took it!
Another image from the roaming of a year ago. I put off developing the images because I thought I would do it – that is, developing my own black and white. I found I like the sense of accomplishment – but I don’t like the stress – of home developing. So, I had them done in a lab which accommodates each type of film.
Kentmere seems to be a pretty nice film, and it is reasonably priced. I have more true b&w I want to use and process, such as Ilford Delta 100 and Fuji Acros 100.
Sapotes are a fruit – this is a white sapote hanging from a tree in the local botanical garden. As they ripen, the local animals -squirrels especially – use them as a food. People eat them, too. Yum.
In the gutter . . . anyhow, despite what the phrase means to you or me, Autumn brings about the dropping of leaves. Maples have some of the best, and as they pile up, it’s time to get a picture in.