Week17: Nikon FM, first home processed roll with Tri-X

I have started to accumulate a lot of B&W rolls and that’s ridiculous, so I finally set up the “darkroom” in my tiny apartment and can now begin the arduous process of listening to podcasts and records while I process all these damn rolls of film. …and now some Xtol and TF-4 and kazam! we…

Pentax67 in the abandoned greenhouses

This if from the same trip as last time, hope that’s not violating the terms of this blog, but these were shot with a different camera. This camera has the 105mm f/2.4 lens. (I think that’s right)  Its a great way to shoot shallow DOF, although it is heavy & large. We shot for some…

Week 16 – A couple of prints

I figured out how to stuff random bits of insulation, towels, and black fabric around the doors in my garage to make it dark enough for printing!  For the time being, this is making me happy, because it means I can print during the day rather than starting at 10pm.  A few days ago, I…

ANZAC Day reflections

The pre-dawn light was just starting to come through the lounge room window when I awoke. I had slept on the sofa at my father-in-laws house in Tea Gardens where we were visiting. I arose, and prepared for a lovely dawn on the river after the huge storms in the previous week. Outside, in the…

Polaroid for Worldwide Pinhole Day

Today being Worldwide Pinhole Day I am posting some Polaroid pinholes as my week 16 contribution. These are totally out of sequence for what I actually shot on film; but one must honour these special photography days where possible, right? I wanted to make sure I could could get useable exposures with the Fujifilm FP-100C so…

Week 15 – take a seat

I went to the park (Jephson Gardens – Leamington Spa) and used a whole roll without getting up from the park bench I’d plonked myself down upon. There was one occasion when I really wanted to move closer as a there was a model in a funky dress being photographed but I stuck by my…