Leaving on Flickr.
Minneapolis Iconography No. 7: The Weisman on Flickr.
Yashica Mat LM | Yashinon 80mm f/3.5 | f/16 | 2 min. | 10-stop ND | Red Filter | Fuji Acros | 2-shot | Rodinal (1:100) | Autopano pro | Silver Efex 2
I don’t have class on Fridays and the girlfriend was out of town, so I decided to take a quick trip up to the North Shore for a photography adventure. Is there a more iconic place in Minnesota than Split Rock Lighthouse? For this image, I decided to step back from the usual perspective and capture the great lake in the foreground. Lake Superior is dreamy on a slab of medium format film, just sayin’…
Yashica Mat LM | Yashinon 80mm f/3.5 | 40s | Fuji Acros 100 | Rodinal (1:100) | Autopano Pro | Silver Efex Pro 2
This is the first in my new series Minneapolis Iconography. This series will show icons of this great city in what I hope is a unique, dramatic way. I plan to shoot this series on black and white medium format film. This particular photograph is actually three frames stitched together on the computer before post. I love the hybrid workflow: film is unmatched with respect to its exposure latitude, resolution, and tonality, while digital is unmatched in its potential for post-production. Stay tuned for more in this series, they will be on sale in my Etsy shop in the coming weeks.
The Bandshell at Lake Harriet on Flickr.
Yashica Mat LM | Ilford FP4+ | Ilfosol DD-X | Post in LR3
Why film (especially if it’s medium format) » digital HDR.
Film. The original HDR.
Roll-a-week 4/52 on Flickr.
Yashica Mat LM| 80mm f/3.5 | Kodak Tri-X 400 (exposed 1250) | Diafine 4+4
Ah, four weeks into the roll-a-week challenge. I think this is my first roll where all of the frames are properly exposed! Progress! I was having a minor crisis of confidence in my metering ability, after one roll was very over-exposed and the next was very under-exposed. I think my problem was over-reliance on my meter, which caused me in one case to expose for the brightest highlights in a very shadowy shot (a snow river). In addition to that faux pas, I also tried putting my 52mm red filter over the lens hood and surprise, surprise, guess what marred the corner in most of my shots?! No matter, I’m still new at this film thing, but I guess the good news is that I have 48 weeks left to practice. It was really cold when I took these shots—-the coldest its been all winter in Minnesota. I got a few keepers (I think), but at least they all turned out!
Sneak Peak: color in the coming weeks…stay tuned
birds flying away on Flickr.
The Conference on Flickr.
Yashica Mat LM | Fuji Neopan Acros 100 | Red Filter |
2 hour stand | 1.5mL Rodinal + 100 mL Xtol
I recently discovered the work of Alexey Titarenko who made some haunting images of St. Petersburg right after the fall of the Soviet Union. He used a Hasselblad and a tripod for most of the shots, which captured the ancient city as if its inhabitants were ghosts through the use of longer exposures. I decided to try (key word: try) something like it in the Crystal Court earlier today. I also tried stand development for the first time! I think I need stainless steel reels/tank, but it was pretty neat. I might also try just Rodinal at 1:100, since Xtol gave me funny results when used alone and I don’t know if it adds to the development process when used with stand and Rodinal. The experiment continues…