Another view of the local botanical gardens. Today’s image is much sharper than yesterday’s – less muddy from a bit of blur. Again, Weltur, Ilford, and Xenar.
It seems the Xenar is quite good at handling contrast. The LR historgram shows both in its display. As well, the Epson V600 handles C-41 processed B&W film with Digital Ice – very little clean up done in post. With one roll of the XP Super film left, I am tempted to get some more . . .
It’s Autumn, cold and chill this week after temps in the 100s F. Ugh. The damp and fog are very welcome. As far as which fits the season of Halloween best, what do you think? Color or B&W?
The rains have begun to turn our dreary California landscape into a bright green. This little puddle is now a pond.
While a lot of California is considered to be “out of the drought”, where I live, we are still considered to be in drought conditions. We have more storms on the way, which will help with our drought, but the aquifers are still below normal levels. Unless California considers continuing stringent water control and water storage problems, these rains will mean nothing if we have little rain in the years to come.
I thought I had left my Werra in Paris when I flew there a few weeks ago for lunch, but I didn’t. Lucky me! I found it this afternoon, and that inspired a hunt through the archives for some images I took last year when it first arrived in my hot little hands, all fresh and shiny from Holland. I currently have it loaded with Fuji Natura 1600, for night work (maybe I will try it for the super moon on the 13th or 14th).
This is one lovely little camera, and a very, very odd one. It’s a rangefinder, with all controls on the lens, including cocking the shutter and advancing the film. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm, f2.8, and as you can see, it renders wonderfully sharp images. I’ve got a bunch of colored lens filters, for b&w work, so once the current film is used up, I’m going to try some Acros 100 or Delta 100.