I’m Outside

The weather wasn’t horrible yesterday so I took my Speed Graphic with the DIY lens outside. I wanted to see what the lens would look like wide open at medium distance. And then I shot some close-ups of dead flowers too. Film is my last few sheets of Ilford Ortho Plus.

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This tree caught my eye

 

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I think the camera shook
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I like this effect
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Dead flowers

 

Carnations and bottles

Spent some time today with the opera glass lens again. We had a vase of carnations around the house so I grabbed them to shoot. I also added a few liquor bottle to round out the still life.

Such crazy narrow depth of field and blur around the edges. I want to take this lens outside to see how it does landscapes.

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Close up madness!
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So much blur
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Double exposure is nice

 

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Looks like broccoli

I need to buy Kris new opera glasses

I made a lens for my Graflex Speed Graphic out of a broken pair of opera glasses. It’s a simple, one element lens. My rough calculations make it to be 63mm and f3.2.

The first images came out nice. I will experiment more. I definitely want to stop it down to f8 or f11.

Shot on Fomapan 200. Developed in MC-TEA.

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A little closer look
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The whole thing