These apples on the garden table are my grateful photoshoot. They were photographed without snow, with snow, under snow and are still waiting for some hungry bird to taste them. So far, they are just playing the shadow theater : 1 + 1 = 3(and more…).
and how else but an analogous film Fomapan F21 processing process that expired in 1984 and 1976 . Leica R7 and Pentacon Six (Up)
Some time ago I bought really older negatives and among them the reverse(positive) films Fomapan R21. It’s the kind of material that allowed us to project diapositives. It was a beautiful time when a few people gathered and they could see the photos and talk about them, for example with the wine . The magic was in the screening. Some of you may still remember that awful feeling when you came somewhere to visit, where you were forced to view hundreds of 10 x 15 cm photos. They forced you to take those photos over the edge so as not to get them too dirty. And they checked to see if you were really looking at them. Viewing the projected diapositives was like being in a movie theater. The following photos were taken during this year’s Christmas carp purchase for the R21 reverse film made in March 1984.
Today, on the way back from the business meeting, I noticed one tree. I’ve traveled this route a thousand times and I’ve only noticed him today. Again … WOW. The last shot was available in Leica. About a third of the film remained in the second camera with a color negative. It was such a beautiful light and I cursed that I just set off without spare negatives.Now I have to dry the color negative quickly so I can look at it again….
Leica R7 VE-28-70mm, Fomapan 400 profiline, Full analog process
Those who suffer from this diagnosis certainly understand me. From time to time I buy old, sometimes very old negative films in the bazaar. The reason is simple. With such material, you never have a chance to enter the same river twice. You even have a no chance to know what river you’re entering. You will find out everything only after the process of developing the negative is completed. The following pictures were taken on a negative from 1989. It still responds quite well to light, even though I already knew that I had to take pictures with an overexposure of at least 3 EV. I have the oldest such negatives from 1974. But I will wait with them until a really sunny day and a good idea.
When I was buying equipment for the studio, I thought of buying a mannequin. Thanks to she, it is possible to have a light ready even in a relatively small photo studio. When I then looked at it all, it occurred to me that even the production of an ordinary mannequin must have preceded its development. It’s an incredibly cool calculation of beauty… And because she’s not alive, I added her to the Mix of .. gallery.
Today I started to repair one old Prakticar Pentacon 50mm f / 1.8 lens. The camera’s exposure meter could not transfer the aperture value from the lens. It wasn’t the type of glitch that would make it impossible to use the lens, but I like it when things work 100%. After disassembly, a broken plastic of the contacts and a torn resistance path wire were found. A little tin and a melting gun solved it all. Black and white images are taken today after the repair and functionality test.
Tomorrow will finally be time to meet professionals and true analog photography enthusiasts. I’ve been invited several times, but something always went wrong and I couldn’t attend.I apologized in advance that I don’t own a large format device, so I’ll only arrive with my medium format Pentacon Six. So tomorrow will be marked by large-format photography, combined with the presentation of his own work. So I spent today selecting and producing photos taken with a 100% analog process. Maybe they will like some of the photos. Keep your fingers crossed for good luck …
mix of analog & digital from yesterday. This stone bear guards the spring of the best water in the world (according me). He is my hero just like half a century ago. Our village is closely connected with bears. We also have a bear named Moravsky Beroun, since 1910 (Moravian Bear). In the years 1869-1910, the town was still called Beroun (Bear). In the park where I took pictures yesterday, there is still a bear enclosure to this day. The last two who lived here(Jiskra and Batul) were shot in 1970 after the tragedy they caused.