I am a bit of a luddite. Finding honor in manual focus no AE and film. Your headline says it. check out the Sony a7ii and a6000 silly good stuff. silly good. (I just shot an assignment on one).
4 stops over, yeah, tell us the result… :-)
If I get any image at all when I develop this roll, I can always reverse it and solarize the print and give it to them for Halloween.
That's not the same Fat Man and Little Boy that I remember!
Sorry about the cat. I have two cats but only one kind... indoor. Short Hair Persians and Himalayans don't do well in the wild.
My advice is to get film cameras that won't give you grief. Late 80s to early 90s Nikon FM2n. I surely love my Zorki 1 and still use it very occasionally, but if you want a classic image that you know will come home, get a well maintained Nikon with the prime lens of choice, in my case 35 2.0 or 105 2.5. Like a Timex, it just keeps on cl(t)ickin'. I know the meter will work as will the shutter. My time (I'm 58) is more valuable than the 'panache' of an old time lens. I went through the shoot old camera phase and they really look nice up on my shelves. But one or two too many blank rolls of film because the advance mechanism or one or two too many half frames because the shutter is out of sync.... no thanks. tim in san jose
I have been 'thinking' about printing for the past 2 or 3 weeks now. I have everything I need and it is all set up in the spare bathroom.
it has been for the past couple of weeks.
I sort of feel like I'm in the midst of your process now.
I also haven't shot any film in the past couple of weeks either. (one exception - an unusual sunrise that I took 2 frames of)
The quote you posted, "Photography is not something you think about. It is something you do.", hits home.
It's time to just do.
This 'thinking about it' is highly over rated.
Time to explore, capture and print.
Time to create.
Good luck with your renewed inspiration.
I appear to be following behind
I hope you have fun with fat man and little boy again. Just be careful not to blow anything up....
I'm happy that you're back into printing. It sounds as if taking a break has been good for your inspiration!
Well, today I decided to make sure how light tight the darkroom will be. That material over the window on the left is an old bed sheet doubled over and stapled to the sill. I went in this afternoon when the strongest sunlight of the day falls directly onto that window.
Damn, was it bright. So I took what was left of the fabric and draped a third layer over that. It still looked bright. Really bright. One cool thing is that red fabric acts as a safelight as long as the paper doesn't fog. So I run a strip and expose a section for 5 minutes, that along with the next for 2 minutes, then added three successive areas on the strip for one more minute each. So, I have a test strip with 10-5-3-2-1 minutes. I was not hopeful. Went into the wet portion of the darkroom (read: upstairs bath). I mix Ilford Multigrade in a 300mL grad cyl 1:9. I insert the strip and agitate it by sliding it up and down for a minute. I then water rinsed for five minutes, agitating constantly.
Don't you know, along with ever so slight light leaks, VERY SLIGHT, and a little very dim light coming through the fabric around the cracks of the door, NO FOG. Daylight. NO FOG. So, at least I know that I ready to roll for tonight and all day tomorrow.
Pssst.... wanna buy some out of date Kodachrome 25, only 99p per roll from Denton Photo Optics.