We’re sensitive. Blue sensitive.

Bergger has started selling Print Film, a blue sensitivee sheet film for doing duplication work in the darkroom AND, of course, as an alternate camera film. I bought a pack of 4X5 sheets as soon as I learned about.

I took the Graflex Crown Graphic down to FDR Park this weekend for a test run.

So like MZ3!
Thin negative, but nice scan
Undergrowth
Accidental double exposure
This is my favorite time of year to shoot vegetation

I developed these in a tray for 4 minutes using HC110 dilution A at room temperature, which I conveniently forgot to measure. The data sheet on this says to use any developer with the time of development affecting the amount of contrast. I went for the low-end of the time suggestions.

RIP Diana

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.

Fuck 12
12 Monkeys?
Yes
These guys
Youth of today
Not all bad
Respite
Family
Creek

Wo ist die Brücke?

I shot some more Ilford OrthoPlus, this time in the Fuji GW690III. This is another camera I probably don’t shoot enough. But this film, I’m liking it. And initial darkroom experiments suggest it looks better as a lith print (images to come).

I took it down to Old City on a bright, cold day. I tried to avoid the usual Race Street Pier shots, and the streets were empty, so a lot of #peoplelessphilly shots.

Here is nobody under the bridge

 

Nobody here either

I think there are people in the builidng

I wouldn’t expect anyone here

Here is nobody in front of the bridge

Now

I thought that I would use the Ilford OrthoPlus in the Diana, but I am enjoying it more in the Rolleiflex.

Recently we had horribly warm January weather, so I took advantage and took a walk around South Philly with the Rollei. Maybe it was the weather or the fact that nobody is out on Sunday, but everything felt post-apocalyptic. The OrthoPlus fit that mood for sure.

I shot 4 rolls. Looking forward to printing these.

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I’ve been dying to get a nice picture of S&S Foods for years

 

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One of the few close-ups I took

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Bricks, fences, and wires

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I would raid this tools

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This giant billboard dwarfed the daycare center below it

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Weeds and tracks and trash

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Artfully placed dumpsters