Most images are digital from my Fuji X-E1 digital camera.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Travels on the Mother Road, Route 66: Part 10a, Return to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources.
I took these photographs with my Yashica Electro 35CC camera (with 35mm f/1.8 Color-Yashinon lens) using Kodak BW400CN film. I scanned the negatives with a Plustek 7600i scanner. Note, in the 1970s, the word "color" was applied to all sorts of optics to demonstrate that they were so superior, you could use them for color film. Wow. Today, the marketers would use the word "digital" instead. Or maybe they would use "nano."
Saturday, October 7, 2017
|Kansas City Southern railroad and Front Street, Edwards, Mississippi|
Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975) Railroad Station, Edwards, Mississippi, 1936, Gelatin silver print 19.3 x 24.2 cm (7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
|103 Magnolia St., Edwards, MS|
|205 Magnolia St., Edwards, MS|
The 2017 photographs were taken with a Yashica Electro 35CC compact rangefinder camera on Ilford Delta 100 film. There was rain and drizzle, and the contrast worked out perfectly with this film and development. I bought this little Yashica as a convenient walkabout camera for an upcoming trip to Nepal. The 35mm f/1.8 Color Yashinon-DX lens, a Sonnar type, is very high quality. The film was developed by Praus Productions in Rochester, NY.
The 2008 frame of the old Chevrolets is from Kodak Panatomic-X film, taken with a Fujifilm GW690II medium format camera.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
|North First Street or US. 287, McGehee, Arkansas.|
These photographs are an experiment with a 1970s Olympus Trip 35 camera with a fixed 40mm f/2.8 lens. This compact camera was sold in the millions and has become somewhat of a cult item among recent film users. The lens is a 4-element 3-group design, which likely means a Tessar-type optic. Tessars are noted for sharpness with a type of edge enhancement that make transitions look crisp. I can confirm that this Olympus lens is excellent. The film was the Kodak BW400CN C41-type black and white film, which is rather grainy. I used a yellow filter to enhance the sky. This BW is very forgiving on exposure but never quite has the tonality of traditional film. Next time, I will experiment with a finer-grain traditional B&W film.