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mrwestphal
02-19-2011, 09:23 AM
Hey guys, sorry to say I have to work today, really would rather be out with you guys.
Have a great shooting day!

EdColorado
02-19-2011, 01:26 PM
Work grabbed me too. Sorry mike, I'm heading north. Really thought I'd make it this time.

Markster
02-19-2011, 02:41 PM
Not work for me, just family stuff. All kind of popped up. Was hoping to get there (also needed film from DPP, dadgummit!).

I cannot attend. I guess there's always next month.

toro_mike
02-19-2011, 03:00 PM
Okay, sorry to hear about all of the commitments. If Mike shows up, it'll be us two.

Mike

Markster
02-20-2011, 01:19 AM
It might help to have more than 1 day's advance warning :)

toro_mike
02-20-2011, 05:15 PM
It might help to have more than 1 day's advance warning :)

Nah, I don't think so, we tried that last time :blink:

Markster
02-21-2011, 01:27 AM
lol! :D

mathomas
02-21-2011, 04:47 PM
It might help to have more than 1 day's advance warning :)

I proposed the 19/20th on the 12th.

Markster
02-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Crud.. you are totally right. I forgot or missed it. Dang, now don't I feel the heel.

mathomas
02-22-2011, 11:01 PM
Crud.. you are totally right. I forgot or missed it. Dang, now don't I feel the heel.

No biggie. But you can make up for it by showing for the next one. :)

mathomas
02-22-2011, 11:02 PM
Ya'll missed a good time walking around the Baker neighborhood. This being our second tour of the environs, I think toro_mike and I left no photographic stone unturned. We also were entertained by a neighborhood denizen for, well, just about too long. I'll post some photos before long.

mathomas
02-23-2011, 12:32 AM
OK, here are a few shots for inclusion here. I shot my Ektar in my Contax RX and 28mm Distagon all day. To see all of the ones I uploaded see the flickr set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathomas/sets/72157626112396464/).


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5468711059_caa532abf8_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5470313336_b3fe291ab4_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/5470312160_a682da6839_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5469819345_98ba97af1f_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/5469828917_b4317aea92_b.jpg

Markster
02-23-2011, 01:49 AM
Nice flickr gallery.

I'm really starting to like Ektar.

On these:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathomas/5470315402/in/set-72157626112396464/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathomas/5470425784/in/set-72157626112396464/

Would you say that the blue is accurate to your memory? Or is it a tad overblown by the film?

I'm just curious how close you would say these are to the real thing.

EDIT: I mean the teal-type blue on the buildings, not the blue sky.

mathomas
02-23-2011, 08:55 AM
Well, Ektar is a high-saturation film. Having said that, the colors are what made me take these shots in the first place (I crouched down just-so to get the truck situated against those background colors), so they are probably close to the actual scene. But I am horrible at remembering what things looked like and whether it matches the film. I have some red/green colorblindness, but I should be OK at matching the colors as I perceive them.

I'm one of those folks that likes "hyper-real", so I'll even add a bit of saturation in post processing if the photo doesn't "pop" (yes I post process my film scans :)). I try to keep it tasteful, but perhaps I fail sometimes.

Markster
02-23-2011, 10:10 AM
No no! Your shots look good! I've seen that before as well where I'll take a photo that looks like it's too bright but then I go past the spot again or remember better later and realize "Nope, that's just how the subject looked!"

I've only shot 1 test roll of Ektar so far so I don't know all the quirks and foibles. I was just curious if that was an over-saturation of the teal range of color. I guess not! :)

toro_mike
02-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Great shots Mike! Well done. I especially like this one that you took:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5469817831_1a15a1dd75_z.jpg

Very nice! I'll get some posted here shortly...

Mike

toro_mike
02-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Okay, here are a couple of mine - all are shot with my Pentax 6x7, with new light seals, on Kodak TMY-2 and Ilford FP4+... I will drop off my color film at Englewood Camera today or tomorrow for processing. I'm really anxious to see the results as I shot a roll of the new Kodak Portra 400 in 120.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5469003218_eeb235aa8a_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5468409653_f77258cfb2_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5469003064_f36c77a4a7_z.jpg

The rest are on my Flickr page HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/toromike/sets/72157625986058809/).

The scans look a touch dark here at work, but looked fine on my home screen (semi-calibrated). Excuse the scans, I just quickly did it and paid very little attention to clean up. You may even see some newton rings on some of them. :blink: That's what happens when you just scan through the negative holders!

mathomas
02-23-2011, 11:28 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5469003064_f36c77a4a7_z.jpg



They look great for having been scanned through the negative holders. I like the last one the best, perhaps because I shot from the same location (different take, of course), and yours looks great in B&W. I like the fact that it's all sharp, but very gritty. When I saw mine from the same spot I loved the color and texture but I wished I'd chosen to stop down to get the rubble. Not digging my out-of-focus rubble as much as I thought I would.

toro_mike
02-23-2011, 12:04 PM
They look great for having been scanned through the negative holders. I like the last one the best, perhaps because I shot from the same location (different take, of course), and yours looks great in B&W. I like the fact that it's all sharp, but very gritty. When I saw mine from the same spot I loved the color and texture but I wished I'd chosen to stop down to get the rubble. Not digging my out-of-focus rubble as much as I thought I would.

Thanks! 6x7 really does lend itself to sharp, gritty shots. I think it will look fantastic enlarged to 11x14!

I LOVE the colors and texture in your shot... Fantastic!

I would have to agree about the OOF rubble... I find it distracting as my eye is immediately drawn to it. I don't, however, think it ruins the shot.