Tag: photography

Shadows & Leaves

 

shadows-and-leaves

When I scanned the images from the first roll of film through the Yashica D TLR, I think I scanned them at 3600.  They are BIG!  I wanted to see the details capable of the camera and the lens, and I was honestly really, really pleased.  Here on offer is a portion of a picture I took of leafy plants nestled in the dappled sun beneath an oak tree along the Moonrise Trail.  The Yashinon lens does a superb job altogether.  This is about 1/10 of the original picture.

Fallen

Fallen

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.

A Place for Birdsong

a-place-for-birdsong

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.

on-the-hillside

Autumn Morning

Autumn Morning

The other morning – the first of the time change – I headed out with my Nikon V3 (which took this picture), my 6×9 Voigtlander Bessa, and Olympus XA4.  I used the Nikon to consider exposure, as well as to catch a few for here.  The film will go in to the lab for processing later this week.

It was an incredible morning.  The Chumash Trail is a trail along a corridor of native oak trees, which overarch the entire trail, spots and splotches of sunshine breaking through.  The trees are hundreds of years old.  In some trees, small flocks of black and white birds would land, and all of a sudden it was as if it were raining acorns.  It was quite odd, but restful, like rain pattering on leaves.

Sycamore

sycamore

Another image from the Moonrise Trail.  Because it varies from sunny to shady, it’s a great place to play with exposure and other photo-y things, like compensation, speed, and aperture.

This was taken using the Canonet GIII QL17, Agfa Vista 200, and scanned at home using the Pakon NonPlus.  Some tweaks in LR and On1.