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Taken last weekend and this weekend with my Voightlander Bessa R4A and a Nokton 50 f/1.1 and 21 f/4 and Ektar 100. The lighting was flat and overcast. But I like these
Last night I developed two rolls of film, one tri-x and one HP5 Plus, and both were done in diafine. One roll was shot with the Nokton 50mm f/1.1 and the other roll with the Nokton 21mm f/4. I'm not sure about these or the development, or maybe the scanning. I will say that the tri-x scanned better. That could also be due to the fact that I took some aditional time to clean the scanner and film before each scan. I'll more than likely rescan the HP5 tonight. However, I have a suspicion that I might like the tri-x set a bit more.
On my way to work I decided that I want to shoot a roll of film a week, but I don't know if I should start the project next week, or at the beginning of the year.
My friend Danielle on the set of a photo shoot (HP5 Plus).
Emma (HP5 Plus).
On Sunday Sara and I went to the Logan Square Farmer's Market. We decided to get a crepe from La Boulangerie, a new French bakery. We waited, and waiyed and waited for 20 minutes. Even though we were annoyed that it took so long for them to make our crepe, it was worth it. Hopefully next time we decide to visit they are more speedy (Tri-x).
Sara enjoying a pint at Revolution Brewing on Milwaukee Ave (Tri-x).
I need to be more patient with letting film dry. The above were from a roll of HP5 plus in diafine.
I've noticed that trees are starting to change color. Last night, when I arrived home, it smelled like fall.
I dropped off a roll of Ektar to be developed. It was blank. I'm an idiot.
09.13.10On Saturday, after the rain cleared, I watched the annual German Day Parade in Lincoln Square. The highlight was seeing soon to be ex-mayor Daley. Well, not really as I got more of a kick out of the people marching in their German outfits. I saw a lot of great characters all decked-out in some pretty awesome lederhosen. I've posted two sets of photos, the first in color and the second in b&w. I happen to think the b&w set is stronger, but what do I know? I was recently told that b&w photos are artsy. I suppose I find the b&w more dramatic. Some could probably argue that I selected compositionally stronger photos to represent the b&w set. Maybe I should have shown the same in color and b&w?
I'm really torn between the above image being in black & white or in color, so I posted both. Also, in looking at this specific photo, I think it would be stronger had I used either my 135 or my 70 - 200 to really compress everything. Oh well.
I finally got around to finishing up a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 that's been sitting in my Canon Canonet QL 17 GIII. I've been really lazy with film, and I've been meaning to develop more B&W as well. I have a few rolls waiting to go for a swin in Diafine. I suppose once fall is totally upon us and more hours are spent indoors, I'll break out the chemicals and do some developing.
I've fallen behind...
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