the more I try to find the positive in everyday life, the more I feel like everything is going in the wrong direction. It could use more good news…or at least one.I don’t want to turn water into wine, but to turn bad news into good…
Zenit E, Helios 44-2 , Kodak GB200-7, C41,(intro-two shots merged)
Canon EOS 500N, Canon 50mm+Sigma 17-35+adapter, Kodak GB200-7, C41
According to our calendar, today is a Michaelmas holiday💕. A fortnight ago, while rummaging through my tools, I discovered undeveloped VX200 film. I had no idea what was on it. I used the C41 process and was hoping to get some photos of it with the scanner. We figured it was taken on some Olympus compact my wife was using at the time(2006)🙂🙃📷
I don’t believe in stairs that lead down from heaven.These ordinary stairs lead to a small stage in our park. No superstar has ever attempted this staircase.But it’s a pitty. If this staircase is good enough for me to take a picture, it will definitely be good for all the superstars. For one of the most famous performances, the Beatles had to do with the ordinary roof of the house🙂🙃📷
Nikon D800, MF Samyang 135mm
Contax 139 Quartz, Yashica 50mm, Fomapan N30 exp.1982 -push process
In the previous post(Zenit E), you may have noticed the bright spots in the two photos. This effect is caused by damage to the shutter canvas. This means that the canvas transmits light to the negative. Even in home conditions, the repair is very quick and anyone can do it. An ordinary black shoe cream is enough for this. I gently coated the damaged canvas with this cream on both sides, then waited for everything to soak into the canvas. Then I tried the shutter several times at all speeds, cleaned the inside of the camera and blew it out with compressed air.Then all you had to do was insert the film and start shooting. These old cameras that do not need any battery to operate are simply magical.
I thought to check the functionality of an old USSR camera Zenit E from my camera museum. Obviously it will need cleaning as it doesn’t like slow shutter speeds, but times from 1/60sec still work. With sensitive film and a bit of sun, it was possible to shoot at a higher depth of field. His original Helios 44-2 lens was back on the camera. However, the advantages of this lens are especially at a small depth of field. But I’ll show that later with a color film.The selenium exposure meter still works, but I’m not betting on its accuracy. I exposed as I usually do… by eye. The opening photo is taken on a Nikon D800 with an M42 adapter and a second Helios 44-2 lens 📷🙂🙃
I was thinking how easy it would be to take a picture of a humming top. But before I took the camera in my hand and tried to focus, the humming top was already reliably lying down. If this toy is called something else, I’m sorry… we call it “káča”(a duck) 😉🙂🙃📷
… and you can even see the blue sky. After more than three weeks of dark, very cold days and persistent rain that seemed to never end. I don’t like days like this. It’s like watching the News 24 hours a day full of bad news. But yesterday the clouds parted and the Sun confirmed its existence… And now is the perfect time to finish shooting the film😉🙂🙃📷
Fujica ST 901, Takumar 55mm+macrotubes+ Helios 44-2+, Kodak GB200-7
…has already started here. It’s cold and raining. And that’s demotivating for me. Hopefully the sun will come out soon and turn nature back into a palette of colors… which I’m so happy to change back to black and white. But today I will post a few more pictures from last week…. in color.