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Shadows in February was tought enough... Now, Spring Nights! :eek:
Well, I guess it's going to be more pleasant... even if we have to wait for a bit longer to go into the night, at least it's not in the middle of summer or when the temperatures go well below freezing.
Now, let's hope the Summer theme is not rain... :rolleyes:
<Boy, I'm a whiner tonight... Let's pull myself up!>
Time to try our best! ;)
i was thinking about ants or bees or spiders for a summer topic!
or maybe ice cubes:D
Originally posted by SolaresLarrave
Shadows in February was tought enough... Now, Spring Nights!
do you perhaps have an alter ego living down under? I'm still recovering from not being able to take any pictures for the January theme: Marketplaces ;-)
And now you're also threatening us with bees 'n ants for the summer... That'll be hard work with a rangefinder!
Anyways, I think it's great that you challenge us in this way to exploit our creativity!
i definitely think the theme for summer should be (how not), snow
but this one for april can be WAY fun !
btw, my march shots are still inside the Kiev and the Canonet, so I'm a bit late this month...
Night Shots! I guess I could do those when I get up in the morning to beat the DC traffic.
Too Bee or Not to Bee...
To Bee; Jupiter-9 8.5cm F2 wide-open and Close-up on the Canon 7.
Night shots! Hmmmmm. I guess pre-dawn night shots qualify as well as post-sunset night shots... When the clocks leap forward this weekend, I'm more likely to be out early.
Interesting theme and will provide tough choices. Do I put my CL on a tripod (sacrilege!) or do I finally try out some ISO 3200 film? Or do I try handholding with HP5? Maybe my Leitz tabletop with manfrotto ball head as a chest pod ... so many ways to approach it...
This will be fun! :)
We're busy bees here too! :)
Of course, the above shot wasn't done with a rangefinder, but I couldn't help posting an "image" reply...
Do I put my CL on a tripod (sacrilege!) or do I finally try out some ISO 3200 film? Or do I try handholding with HP5? Maybe my Leitz tabletop with manfrotto ball head as a chest pod ... so many ways to approach it...
If you've never tried 3200, do it. It's all I shot for about a year. I love it.
i agree with our fellow canadian, try 3200 delta.
you may never go back to lower speed film!
ps - i rate mine at 1000 usually.
Night shots- I like it, mostly because I scanned in a good one last night. Now if I can figure out how to post pictures...
Offtopic, but what part of Western Canada are you from? I used to live in Calgary.
Delta 3200 sounds like fun. Joe, Moth, what do you soup it in? I keep both HC-110 and Rodinal in stock.
i'm in edmonton, just a hop,skip and a jump from your old stompin' grounds. i'm originally from the big apple.
gene, i'll be the heretic here but i like ilfosol s developer. ilford now reccomends ddx for 3200. i've never been too adventurous in the darkroom and pretty much stick with what works for me.
i don't mind grain and i don't need the sharpest shot in the bunch.
Edmonton, huh? I like Edmonton. A little less uptight than Calgary is fast becoming.
I used ilfosol too, and something else, I can't remember what. As far as I was concerned, there was no use trying to hide the golfball-sized grain, so I might as well just go with it. I actually liked the grain. It gave everything a very dirty industrial look.
I was also shooting a lot of TMAX-3200, and I can't remember what developer I used for what. I've got it all written down somewhere.
Weird. The image isnt displayed. I will try one more time. If still can't well too bad.
Nice shot, Kris! I really like the results you've gotten here!
I tried Kodak's TMZ 3200 rated at 1600 and was completely impressed with what you can do with that film, so I may give a try to that Delta 3200 too...
Glad you like the shot Bill. Thanks.
Actually i've never used ISO3200 film other than that one roll of Ilford 3200 I shot a couple of weeks ago.
My impression is more like love-hate. Love the speed, hate the thin negative which makes black part on prints looks 'noisy'. I will try another roll at EI 1000 instead of EI3200 and lets see whether or not I like it.
PS: Which one do you reckon is better? The earlier vertical shot or this horizontal one?
I've pushed Ilford all the way to 12,800 in medium format (6x9, Mamiya Universal 150-mm f/5.6). It gets pretty contrasty but still smooth; when the priest says "no flash in the church" and the bride wants her shots, you do what ya gotta do. Grain wasn't a problem at all.
I like the horizontal -- it gives the band space to be playing towards.
Well, here's the deal. I stocked up on two rolls of 3200 B&W and a roll of 1600 Col and was all ready to try out some night shooting.
But... getting old I guess ... I never get out at night. This is embarrassing. Wanted to participate in this month's project but just never found myself anywhere after hours. I flake out by dinner time and go to bed early.
One of these days I'll get a chance to try out these films though and maybe I'll make a retro posting :)
In the meantime, cheers to all you nighthawks! I really like the postings in this month's gallery!
I have a 20th year high school reunion happy hour tomorrow night. Assuming that I don't get too happy, I may get my chance to do some nice night shooting on the last day of the month.
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