Tag: pink

Close Up (of Naked Ladies) in Color

Today went out to shoot some Ilford FP4 125 film.  Black and white film, orange filter, 50mm lens, OM-1n.  This is a continuation of the FujiColor 200 roll, and more Naked Ladies.  Why do I mention this?  I am shooting B&W with an orange filter because I want to see how it sets up the contrast between colors . . . and I took more pictures of the Naked Ladies!  Back to B&W tomorrow, but today, more luscious pink flowers!

A Bunch of Naked Ladies (In Color, Too!)

Well, now that I got your attention, at least from the title, here are some truly lovely flowers!  These are commonly known as “naked ladies” because they flower first, lose their blooms, and then send out leaves.  It’s rather odd compared to most other plants!  These are also known as “amaryllis belladonna” which seems fitting as they are really beautiful flowers.

I got this roll of film back today.  I used my Nikon F3HP and Fuji Color 200.  The F3 was, I think, the first Nikon camera to have an autoexposure ability.  I set it on that and shot the entire roll of 36.  It did fine!  I was actually very pleased with both the film and the camera.  Scanned on a Pakon 135.

Pink & Green

Pink & Green

I used the cord on the XA4 to get the correct distance for a “macro” shot – about .3 m or 12 inches.  I’ve loaded up the camera to slip into my bag I take to work – it’s a small camera, easy to carry, protected by the clam shell case.  I have a feeling it’s going to be carry-around-in-the-pocket type camera as it has no lens covers needing replacing should they fall off, etc.  Ya know, I do have a little case lying around for my other little cameras which would prevent that problem.  Now, if I could only find my missing Werra . . .