Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yes, it's photoshopped

It's still film, but it came from the developers with a slight blue tint to it, so I upped the saturation level and went with it.

Nikon f3hp, expired film and a sunny day.

More film work

I was going to title this post "Soup and Quackers" (yuck yuck yuck) but there's no soup here, only my Mamiya TLR.

Shot with my Nikon f4s and dimestore B/W film under the natural light from a nearby window. This shot should have been with my Green Bank work, but frankly I'd forgotten about the roll and only recently found it.

Walking around the city

You have seen this angel before, Hollywood Cemetery, filmed with my Nikon f3hp during the snowy day. Probably can't tell there's snow on the ground, we got a whopping 2 inches overnight, and the sunny day had most of it melted by the time I got there.

Anyway, I like this staute so here she is again.

Snow? What Snow?

So we did get some snow, but not as much as I had hoped for really a good white city scene. No biggie I have plenty of snow shots elsewhere in the journal.

I did get up in time for sunrise, so here it is for your viewing pleasure. Shot with my Nikon D1x.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Awaiting Snow

Ok so the title of this post has nothing to do with the picture to the left, I admit that. The weatherman is predicting snow for Sunday and couple that with having Monday off (hooray for state jobs!) this will be one view I will re-visit in the snow (providing we get more than our usual 1/16 of an inch)

Taken from the same batch as the rest. Kodak B/W film, nikon f3hp, overcast day, 28mm Sipratone lens

Over the Wall

At the other end of the parking deck, there is a pretty good view of the rest of the downtown city. Here is part of it overlooking the train station.

The lens I used it pretty sharp, but I don't think the film was scanned at a high enough resolution for me. That's ok, one day I'l start doing my own scans and fix that problem.

Downtown Skyline

The parking deck near my office has installed solar panels on the very top deck. It had been closed off for some time while they were working on it, but it just reopened and I had the chance before work to see how it looked.

I've been carrying my f3hp with me and loaded with kodak (grrrr it's a drug, I'm addicted to their film) BW400CN film I'm really enjoying using it.

Results from the one hour labs are always unpredictable but that adds to the fun for me.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Leading lines

Stepping to the left by just a few feet yielded this image, less city, more bridgework.

I think I like this shot better.


A great advantage (for me) to owning a used camera is I don't feel too bad about dinging it. In this case the f3hp came pre-dinged, so I'm less worried about adding more to it, and thus more apt to bringing places I wouldn't otherwise carry a camera.

Here is a river/bridge scene from near downtown. The 50mm f/1.8 lens really is a cracking lens, in autofocus or manual mode (as used here) and is sharp everywhere.

Nikon f3hp, kodak film, sunny winter day.

A test of the camera

I *love* the Nikon system. Old camera, new lens, new camera, old lens, none of this poses a problem. Case in point the previous post was with an old camera and an old lens and no issues. This post is the same old camera (f3hp) and new lens (50mm f/1.8) and no problems at all.

The 50mm has a polarizer attached to the front giving the sky a slightly darker look, but not enough. Gonna have to go rooting around for a few ND filters.

Local park and semi-active railroad.

And now for something completely nutritious

I work downtown and have started taking a camera with me to work, just in case. Lately, I've been taking my new (to me) Nikon f3hp with motordrive. Coming down the stairs of the parking deck was this orange on a shelf.

I was using my old 35-70mm f/2.8 lens which had developed some severe haze after a weekend shooting at a beach some years ago, and I wasn't sure how anything shot with this lens would turn out.

I think in this case, the haze adds to the sense of isolation.

Shot with Kodak BW400CN film.