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.
Another image from last week’s morning hike through one of my favorite trails. The light was wonderful, brightening spots here and there, filtering colors above into greens and golds.
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.
I think this “labyrinth” – for lack of a better word – has some Christian religious significance. I have no idea. Do you? It is behind a local church, and never ceases to catch my eye.
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.
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.
Morning glare – what lies ahead? I’ve walked down this trail so many times, I know what tree is where, but each time there is something new to see, something new to hear, something new to smell.
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.
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.