Introduction: New member from South Devon UK

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by sherwoodforester, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. sherwoodforester

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    Hi I'm Shane from South Devon in the United Kingdom,

    After shooting digital for years, for some unknown reason I bought a classic 35mm camera on ebay a few months ago and my analogue addiction started there. I have now overtaken one of our bathrooms and turned it into a darkroom. I love developing my own film and then making real prints. There is something about the archival properties of film that I like. I am looking forward to joining in the Postcard swaps.

    At the moment I am working through a 100ft roll of Kodak Fine Grain Positive film that exprired in 1972 - the images are amazing (to me at least) and they look great at 8 x 10 on old Bromesko Paper from the 60s.

    I just stumbled across APUG whilst browsing - it looks like an excellent place to meet and chat to other like minded analogue photographers, so thanks for letting me in!

    I have attached a self portrait taken on expired FP4+ with my Canon T90 and a few other recent shots on my Canon A-1 that are taken Kodak FGP.
     

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    Hello sherwoodforester and welcome to APUG. Photos look pretty good, congrats.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Shane.
     
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    Welcome Shane!
     
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    Welcome to APUG. You're up to a good start, I love the pictures.
     
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    Shane - hello and welcome to APUG from western New England! :D
     
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    Welcome to APUG Shane!
     
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    Hello Shane, North Yorkshire here.
    Enjoyed your photos and blog.

    cheers, Tony
     
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    Hello Shane welcome to APUG! i have a bunch of FD stuff!

    Jeff
     
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    Glad you found us.

    That film you are working on is Orthochromatic (red blind... in fact may only be blue sensitive. It gives quite neat effects, very Victorian like when shot pictorially. I have read that it uis really old Kodabromide paper coating emulsion placed onto a plastic film base.

    I process mine to make unsharp contrast reduction masks. It is quite useful to be able to inspect the density in the developer tray under red safelight when making these masks, since time and temperature are not quite definable for the intermittent use this task gives, and the varied expsoure also.

    So don't shoot it all up; in time you may want to make unsharp masks, and then you wil curese shooting it all up.

    I'm pleased to hear of your newfound film addiction. Enjoy yourself. I have had this fun 'disease' for more than 25 years, and it wanes from time to time, but never goes away.
     
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    Hey there, welcome to APUG. Great stuff!
     
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    Developing yourself is amazing! Well done! Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to APUG :D
     
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    Hello Shane and good to see you here.

    Neil.