No, not “the rock” known as Alcatraz, but a rock in the park down the way.
This is only one of three images that were exposed on a roll of Portra 400 on my new-to-me Pentax 6×7 with an 135mm f4 macro lens. First roll of film is very disappointing. Apparently, rumors on the ‘net say, there can be issues loading the film.
It also looks as if there could be exposure issues with 7 missing pictures, but let’s ascribe that to user error until I get a second roll through it, logged for subject and exposure, to see what’s up.
This roll was Portra 400, and it’s a sad statement at the present. Sooooo underexposed, and the pictures are essentially worthless except to see what happens.
I am not happy. I have another fortnight within which I can return the camera . . . but I did test the sounds of the exposures and they seem okay. Thus, let’s wait to see what happens in this next roll.
To even make this image somewhat presentable, I messed with it rather a bit – doesn’t even resemble Portra, much less the original image!
I thought I had put the kabosh on this blog. Cancelled the domain. Now I am having second thoughts. So, here is a recent photo, taken with a folding camera, the Perkeo II, ca. 1952, using Portra 400 120mm film.
This has been a crazy several weeks . . . primarily, car problems leading to searching for a new one to replace the one which died, and finally taking the plunge. I got what I wanted.
However, the fact is, life came to a halt. No time for photography, only time to take a quick peek at what I have already done. Today, I got out and about, but this is from a roll I did a couple of weeks ago.
A sycamore tree with new leaves! How glorious is that? Taken with Portra 400, Voigtlander RF, Heliar 105mm, 6×9 folder.
While out shooting with the Voigtlander, I was just trying to use film up – I needed to see if there were any light leaks in the bellows. Light tight! This was done with Portra 400, and converted to B&W in Nik.
I’ve a small collection of older cameras. This is a portrait of one of my favorite people, taken with a Voigtlander RF, a folder from the 1930s. It has a Heliar uncoated lens, 105mm, which is appropriate for the 6×9 camera size. The film is Portra 400, 120.
I have done some post processing here, cleaning up a streak running through the film, as well as erasing bits and pieces of odd detritus. I also pushed the color a bit, as the original image was rather pale – perhaps a bit overexposed.