I went out yesterday and made 3 pictures for MSA along the Russian River. My idea is for each picture I will also take a ( d!9!tal ) picture of the homemade camera, in the act of making the photo.
Unfortunately, all three are disappointing. But there is still plenty of time and I had fun trying.
1) Calotype in lensed camera, the calotype fogged. It would have been a good photo though, so that's progress! My first try at a calotype was out of focus. This was my 2nd try ever.
2) 8x10 pinhole paper neg, I thought the paper had been pre-flashed but obviously it wasn't. Too underexposed to use. It too would have been nice if exposed properly.
3) Late afternoon instant film color pinhole... nice colors and mood but no real subject or feature to attract the eye.
These failures give me a good excuse to go out and spend another day wandering around along the river, which was a lot of fun and exercise. Also I'm thinking about pulling out the big gun. That's a Hello Kitty pink popcorn tin that holds a sheet of 11x14 paper... Also thinking about making a camera just for this MSA.... we'll see.
If I finish the roll of Tri-X in my nikon, I will consider the idea of putting some c-41 in it, to make the "photos of cameras making photos", since this is APUG. But I'm not sure about that.
Edit: here's an inverted scan of the calotype I made. It's so badly fogged that I'm not sure if you can tell by looking why I think it is promising!
Last edited by NedL; 01-19-2014 at 12:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Added scan of calotype