Monday, October 31, 2016

Just looking

Well, after five years of good and faithful service, my old video card died over the weekend. That is why things got quiet on the blog for a few days. I have reverted back to the motherboard graphics and am not sure if I will replace the graphics card or not. Since I am no longer working for pay and I do not go any gaming, even spending $50 USD does not make a lot of sense to me.
But, anyway, here is the latest posting from a review of pics from this year. This one is another possible for the "Pairs" theme. The image was captured with a Yashica Electro35 GS on Tri-X film developed with Adorama film developer which is similar to Kodak D-76. Sadly, the painting has been removed with the building of a covered walkway between this building (the Carrollton Arts Center) and a recently constructed hotel.



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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Title suggestions?

Still working on the "Pairs" project. This one is a possible.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Eyeballin'

Another from the scanning effort. Shot with a Yashica Electro35 GS, Tri-X film, Adorama developer and scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED.
I really like the Yashica for several reasons. I love the fact it is an antique that just keeps working. The 1,7/45mm lens is quite good. And the fact that my dad had kept it in a full camera case, it was and is in pristine condition. The case is beat up but the finish on the camera is like it was bought new yesterday.
When I first got the camera after my dad passed, I took it to my local repair shop to have the light seals replaced. I asked him if the camera was worth putting any money in repairs and he gave me the praises about the lens. Later I also discovered info about the stepless leaf shutter and the camera's ability to flash synch at all speeds.
That said, here is the shot for today.


I like how the painting seems to be "eyeballin" the woman.
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Up the ladder

Shot with a Fuji X100S. Part of the "Pairs" project.


What really got me to hit the shutter was the nonchalant posture of the spotter at the bottom of the ladder.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Window shopping

Another for the "Pairs" project. Shot with the Fuji X100S, cropped a little, and converted in Silver Efex Pro 2. One of the things I like about the X100S is the leaf shutter and the fact that there is a silent shutter mode making the camera even quieter than a standard rangefinder like my Yashica Electro35 GS or even a Leica rangefinder.


The bookstore the ladies are looking in is touted as the oldest bookstore in Georgia having opened its doors in 1891 in Carrollton, GA, USA.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Balloon head

This post marks a full year (365) of entries into the blog. Another Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED scan of Tri-X film shot using a Yashica Electro35 GS. I have really enjoyed scanning what I was able to capture with this little camera. My dad bought it in England when he and my mom were visiting my sister who was there with her Air Force husband. I got it when my dad passed away as I was the only photographer among my siblings. I had the seals replaced but the POD (pad of death) problem has yet to happen.
What initially caught my eye for this shot was the three teens perched on the sidewalk but it is the balloon obscuring the man's head that prompted the title.


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Checking out the looker!

Another from the recent scanning effort. Thought it would be a good addition to my "Pairs on the Square" project. Again, shot with the Yashica Electro35 GS on Tri-X film. I do wish I had more depth of field in the shot. I think that would have added to the overall image but, like most street work, it was a quick shot that I grabbed when it presented itself.
The film was developed in Adorama's b&w liquid developer (similar to Kodak D-76 development times). As much as I would like to use D-76, I cannot see mixing up a liter of D-76 when I can get this b&w developer in a small usable quantity. I was using HC-110 but Adorama and B&H will no longer ship HC-110 and it looks like they have also quit marking their own developer. Not sure what I will do in the future for developer. Maybe I will just use Dwayne's Photo in total when I run out. Besides, I really do not have the room to develop film comfortably in my current abode.


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

More stripes

Another from the recent scanning effort. Again with the Yashica Electro35 GS and Tri-X.


I like the way the lines in the brick wall adds to the overall effect.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I'M QUALIFYING!!

Saw this bumper sticker on the hatch of a Nissan minivan. Gave me a chuckle!! Another from my scanning of recent film development. Shot with a Yashica Eletro35 GS on Tri-X film.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

No clue

Not sure what this little guy on the right was doing but the shot looked interesting to me so I took the plunge.


This is another from my latest scanning effort shot with a Yashica Electro35 GS rangefinder on Tri-X film.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Missed focus

Sometimes, even when the image is not totally the way it was intended, the image works anyway. In this case, I missed the focus on the boy by a little bit but, for me, the image is still a keeper. I like the overall composition and that the focus is "good enough" (as I once heard an editor say).


This is another shot from the the local festival a couple of years back taken with my dad's old Yashica Electro35 GS rangefinder.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

STRIPES!

Been busy scanning a bunch of developed Tri-X and here is one from the rolls. Taken with a Yashica Electro35 GS from probably two years ago at a festival in the town square.


I find that I see different photographically when shooting with the Yashica which is a fixed lens rangefinder than when I am shooting digital. Even when the digital is the Fuji X100S which is also a fixed lens rangefinder-style camera. I think I may shoot more with the Yashica as I try to get away from viewing scenes like I did with a SLR/DSLR with a zoom.
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