I’m a bit behind on the BW project, but all because of working on the scanning software and getting it to process black and white. I have a Pakon scanner, which is fab for 35mm film. I spent a couple of days ironing out and learning the software, as well as applying patches which allow more than color negative and C-41 black and white film.
This is the first image I have gotten back from the developer doing something I have never done before – pushing film. Mark at If Time Stood Still made a wonderful picture of his youngest daughter, specifically the image called The Lunch Date. He shot Ilford HP5+ and pushed it.
Using his instructions, I did the same. The result is really pleasant, and seems to push contrast to level I like. Since I prefer shorter scaled B&W to longer scale in general, this is a good technique to know.
Mark processes his own film B&W, as well as color, and scans his film, too. (Altogether, I think he is an amazing photographer, especially of his family.) Go visit his site!
So, more to follow!
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!
Yeah, and in a pano no less! I couldn’t remember if I had rewound the film in my Trip 35, so I cracked it. The last few pictures were exposed, but the result is that this panorama actually has genuine light leaks, not ones put in place by software. I rather like the results.
Looks like something out of a SciFi flick or something, but it is just a tunnel under a road in Mesa Verde National Park.
It’s been a glorious summer so far!
I bought an Olympus OM-1n with the standard kit lens, a 50mm f1.8 OM mount, a few weeks ago. As with every camera, it has to be tested – especially if listed in “excellent” condition. As always, KEH comes through with quality used photography equipment!
The 50mm lens is really nice – it does a good job with bokeh and sharpness of detail Here it is demonstrated on a red columbine at the local botanical garden, using UltraMax 400 and scanned with my Pakon.
I can see why a lot of people like this camera. It was a total pleasure to use – easy, lightweight, compact, and a perfect fit for my hands.
From a walk on the nearby local college campus, using the Olympus Om-1n, OM mount 50mm f1.8, and Ultramax 400 film. I scanned it with my Pakon 135 and did post in LR and On1.
Interesting use of the words “grab” and “fresh” . . . . I mean “fun”!