On March 21, 1779, at six o’clock in the evening, a huge fire engulfed the square of my village, which burned 49 burgher houses, 34 small houses, sheds, stables, barns and granaries. The inhabitants thus lost all their property. In the next 16 years, new, already bricked houses were built. As a reminder of this great tragedy, a linden tree was planted in the square.
Full analog process, Pentacon Six, CZ flektogon 50mm, Fomapan F21 -expired 1976.Ambrotype. Postprocess after scanning photo by Photoshop.
When shooting on very old negatives, for which it is not clear how they were stored for decades, it is likely that their photographs will be terrible. It was no different when shooting on a scroll negative from 1976. Each of the photos is a small disaster. The signs from the paper cover strip shine on the negative. However, this does not mean that something cannot be made from such a photograph. The first shot is one such “disaster”. If you put a little work into such an image, a quite interesting photo image can be created, which I would not be ashamed to put in a frame.
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 …
Another of my attempts to compare the incomparable. Both devices were equipped with manual lenses Carl Zeiss Jena. The photo was taken almost at noon (it disadvantaged the SLR with ISO 400). I always take pictures in fully manual mode. Judge the result for yourself. The first image shows the raw color output from the DSLR. The second image is identical only in monochrome mode and basic adjustments. The third image is an analog monochrome medium format (with a long path of developing, developer tempering, rinsing, drying, and final negative scanning). They forgot that photographing a beautiful terrain unevenness at noon is nonsense … the SLR still comes out of that fight with honor. In short, you have just only “one shot” and show what you can do. 📷📷📷