Ivan meets GI Joe

Was fortunate enough to get ahold of some Soviet era Slavich Bromportrait from 1983. The paper is wonderful for lith printing though exposure times can get up there. Some of these needed exposures of 6 minutes! With shorter development times, the paper has a nice brown tone. Longer developments get the classic yellow lith.

I paired the paper with some negatives shot on Svema MZ3 for consistency. Unfortunately with the paper and the negative being so contrasty, it didn’t always work. Going to try next with some HP5 negatives.

Serendipitous parking job
Brutalism in the service of public education
Check out those pipes
Sometimes I can’t help myself

The Tide is Low

I have been to the Washington Avenue Pier along the Delaware River a couple of times to shoot. But yesterday was the first time I was there with the magical combination of low tide and golden hour. The low tide gave me the opportunity to get down among some of the pilings for some more interesting shots. And the late afternoon winter light was incredible.

For the second time in a few days, I was out shooting with my brother and sister. I’m sure they took some amazing photos. I was a little hamstrung with just a single roll of MZ-3 and my Nikon Fm2. But I was not unsatisfied!