All these B&W pictures were taken with the Leica R7 and usually a 90mm Elmarit-R lens with Neopan Acros 100 film, that I developed myself.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Taken on a nice sunny spring day - still far too cold to be swimming, in my opinion, but this fella thought differently. These pics came out all opaque and milky originally because I used expired fixer. When I learned of my error I re-dunked the grey negatives in fresh fixer and they came out all transparent and quite well, as you can see.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Dead fish at Camp Cove, Sydney, by Rolleiflex 3.5F, originally uploaded by jiulong.
Test shot taken with my new old Rolleiflex 3.5F using Fuji Neopan Acros B&W negative film that I processed myself and scanned with an Epson V500. I had to rescue this film from the bin, because I used old fixer that left the negatives opaque at first - after hints from photo.net users I dug the 'ruined' negatives out and re-dunked them in fresh fixer and got this result.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Just back from a conference in Cairns. Managed to get a half day off in Port Douglas, about 50km up the road, along a wonderful coastline. It's a wonderful tropical place - crocodiles, mangoes, sugar cane and coconuts. I took a quick wander down Four Mile Beach with my Olympus XA (loaded with Kodak Elite Chrome slide film), and snapped the local surf lifesaving club kids practicing until told to desist by one of the coaches, seen here giving me the evil eye. Pity it's got to the stage when you can't take pictures of interesting local activities for fear of being branded a pervert.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I recently made my first trip up to Far North Queensland. Another country - it reminded me of Papua New Guinea, which is just over the Coral Sea as the crow flies. Took my old Olympus XA as a standby camera, and ran a couple of rolls of Kodak Elite Chrome through it. Not very impressed, to be honest, but I think it's because I set the ASA one stop too low, hence everything looks a bit overexposed.