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    My first Hasselblad Successes!

    Hey dudes

    Just wanted to post a couple of my first "Hasselblad Successes" - a few shots I took in London two weeks ago using Fuji Acros 100 and my Hasselblad 501CM that I am quite produ of. I rather like them. The starburst on the first photo from the bridge light was a fluke, I have to say. No filters used with this either.

    Shots were between 1 - 4 seconds and these two were the best of the batch of 12 (a number I'm still getting used to have shot 36 exp on 35mm for years!!)

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    Wonderful shots. I never get tired of looking at Tower Bridge, my wife and I lived close by for a couple of years and its amazing how many times a day it opens !

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    They look amazing! Blad is a wonderful piece of equipment. As for the number I love 12 now...
    Could you please tell me the developer that you used for the Acros? Is it a film or a print scan?

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    Thanks guys! I was staying at "The Tower Hotel" so tok the opportunity. The photos were taken from the south side of the river.

    It's a scan of the film conducted by the lab. They do a "standard" scan service for £4 a film, or a "high-res and corrected" scan for about £15 a film. This is a standard scan - the prints themselves look better still, as you can probably imagine! I don't know about the developer - I am afraid to say I don't develop my own medium format. I send them off to "The Darkroom UK" in Chelmsford, UK. You could always ask them direct - I'm sure they'd tell you. They seem to do a good job with my Fuji films.
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    Very nice! I noticed something very interesting in the first pic. By the leftmost tower, between the bridge and and the darkish building, there's an arc of light. Do you know what that might be?

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    Well spotted!! No, I have no idea what that is. Do you know?
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    Great shots, but I'm not that sure that your lab is doing a great job!
    Perhaps it's just due to the scanning, but the first picture has something of the "vertical-run-120-film-developing-desease" i.e. tendency of overdeveloping right and left edges of the film due to inadequate agitation. Perhaps there is some light coming in both from left and right, hard to tell, it just looks like a common fault (not that uncommon that photographers working with vertical run middle format cameras show landscape pictures were it seems as if the sun shines both from left and right - had several myself, therefore quite sensible for this tendency!)
    But, also, perhaps due to the scan, there seems to be some unevenness in the sky, some tight vertical streaks.
    Take a closer look at your negs - but hopfully just a scanner/upload effect!
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    BTW the "arc of light" on the first picture looks to me as a drying mark on the film – hope I'm wrong and that is really something interesting you got on your film!
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    'Good eye,' to those that noticed the arc. Closer examination, it's actually a perfect circle.
    Also, lots of 'debris' on that first scan, too. Lint, fuzz, dust, and maybe even a short n' curly.<grin>

    Ted,
    BTW, still nice pics!

    Did you have a star effect filter on the first pic, but not on the second pic?

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    Bertil, can you tell me how you solved the "vertical run 120 overdevelopment disease." I have it in my Hass!
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