Thinking of new directions.
Category: toy cameras
Much wiser since my goodbye
The last 3 pieces of Soviet bromportrait paper 😦
Things I’d like
The first hurdle
Prints from shots taken at FDR Park.
Long time passing
The garden is in bloom!
I dropped the Diana maybe one too many times and it seems it’s gone to meet its maker.
Here are some of the last salvageable images from it. They feel melancholy and reflect my muddy view of the past few weeks.
First try with Ortho Plus in medium format
I was super excited when Ilford announced that they would be releasing Ortho Plus in 35 and medium format. I’ve been looking for an orthochromatic film I could shoot in the Diana and this seemed like the perfect option.
Between Christmas and New Year, we took a trip up to Jim Thorpe, PA so I brought along some Ortho Plus and the Diana as well as my Rolleiflex to compare.
The low ISO for the Ortho Plus, 80 in daylight, limited how I could use it on this trip. Jim Thorpe is in a valley and the sun never really got far above the surrounding mountains. Then we had a couple of days of rain. Most of the shots I took came out underexposed. I did get a few passable ones though.
The Rolleiflex was much better. I even got Nora to sit for a portrait. The skin tones with this film are nice, though not for everyone.
Mermaids second pass
I tried some more second pass lith processing. These are all done on Ilford MG Warmtone paper. I developed them normally then bleached them back and redeveloped them in Arista lith.
Stepped down from the train
We visited Ambler, PA last weekend. It’s a place I spent a lot of time as a teenager. It’s also gotten cuter since then, unlike me.
The beach is a place
I recently went camping at Cape Henlopen state park in Delaware.
it seems every beach I’ve been to this summer has been closed due to rough conditions.