Category Archives: Analog process

To be or not to be…

To be, or not to be, that is the question….
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more…

Even a beginner mushroom picker can think in this way. To eat the mushroom or not to eat it. In this case it is the species Calvatia gigantea. Sometimes they grow in our garden and of course end up in the kitchen as a steak. It’s a delicacy. Unlike truffles, this mushroom can be eaten to your heart’s content. If the inside of the mushroom is white, I definitely recommend it to diversify the menu 🙂🙃📷🍽

Canon EOS 500N, STM Canon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 & Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV & Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm(intro)

here in Eden…

here, in Eden, summer is slowly coming to an end. There won’t be any more hay this year, and lambs in thicker sweaters are running across the sky. An apples are ripening in the garden and Eve is still jealous of Lilith…🙂🙃📷

Canon EOS 500N, STM Canon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 & Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV

it was november 1982…

And one negative film left the production line, which arrived at my home after forty years. I got it at a auction for about two bucks. He waited a week for a sunny day in the camera. Such old negatives are suitable to be used either with a flash or on sunny days.The result exceeded my expectations. A friendly couple of adventurers allowed me to photograph them and their horses. I was a little worried that this 40’s old negative film would disappoint and embarrass me. Neither the film nor my old Fujica failed. It was a chance encounter and I only had a 135mm lens(yes, the Takumar with the destroyed front lens) with me. In the second camera I had a color Fujifilm C200. Although again I am comparing the incomparable, the winner is clear. 40 year old film.

Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV, & Canon EOS 500N, STM Camon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 (swith to BW)

analog of Jared

So I finally managed to talk Jared into trying analog photography again. He is still afraid of messing it up. I told him that all he should do with the black and white photo is try to fill the area with what he is photographing. For cropping, some negative films are not suitable at all due to graininess. But otherwise let him take pictures of what he wants and how he wants. So, yesterday, at the windmill, he took analog photos for the second time in his life. I developed and scanned the film for him. The post-process in LR went quite well for him. The last photo was taken when I told him to take a picture of the landscape from a moving car with a longer shutter speed. After coloring(in Neural), it gave a hint of the photographer’s impressionism🙂🙃📷 I think he might enjoy the analog process…

Nikon F50, Sigma 2.8/ 17-35mm, Fomapan F400

on an old windmill….

…i found a declaration of love on the wall. I understand these forms of declaration. Even if they are in places where they shouldn’t be. But you can’t explain to oxytocin. Basically, I envy them… Have You a beautiful Saturday dears🌞💖

Contax 139Q, Yashica 50mm and Fomapan F400(# 35091022)

what imprint is left behind is up to us…

Today I thought of adding one photo to the collection of photos from our small airport. It’s just fun… but have you ever thought about what we leave behind for the future?

Pentacon Six TL, CZ f4/50mm Flektogon Zebra, Acros 100II and Contax 139Q, Yashica f2/50mm, Fomapan 400

the ordinary fallen plums…

a few ordinary analog photos in the usual place.

Cast: Plums, tin bucket, Pentacon Six TL-80mm Biometar, Acros 100II, oil, Fujica ST901- SMC Takumar 55mm, Fujifilm C200

Fool on the hill 2…

So this is the penultimate set of photos shoted on our hills. In winter, there is a normal layer of snow of around 1.5m…in places even 4m. Which I already experienced once in the garden at our house in 2004 🙂🙃📷

Nikon F50(Fomapan F400) and D800 with 14mm+17-35mm+50mm+135mm

The ordinary shots …

Always (that is, at least most of the time) the entire negative is filled with images. At the beginning and at the end of it, there is always a piece of space where nothing could be photographed. So I made a smiley face on that piece with a marker. The following few photos are taken during a trip to the hills in our area🙂🙃📷

Nikon F50, Sigma f2.8/17-35mm, Nikkor f1,4/50mm, Fomapan F400

my resit of Praktica BCA…

I put the old Praktica BCA camera through a thorough test again. Unfortunately, a tripod is needed when shooting with longer lenses. The unknown value of the shutter speed (in the viewfinder there is only something like a traffic light, which does not take into account the used focal length of the lens) was a counterproductive step. Yes, it was not a camera for professionals… nevertheless, an uncertain result could discourage a beginner from taking further pictures. Anyway, now I know how to use this camera.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm, CZJ 135mm, Praktikar teleconverter 2x, Fomapan F400

OPEN MIC…

I had no idea there was a festival called Mic. I would be the perfect star of the evening😁. Unfortunately I missed the deadline….which happens to superstars. But thanks to this, I got into photography and was able to take some “perfect” ordinary photos.

Nikon D800 + Pentacon Six + Nikon F50

to be wet …

A person can be wet for many reasons. It is always, but fair if the photographer is wet too 🙃🙂📷🌊 And it was hot…

Nikon F50, 50+135mm Fujifilm 200 & Pentacon Six, 80+180mm, Acros100II+Ilford HP5 Plus & Nikon D800 (Imtro)

More photos in gallery Portrait of..

If…

…. there is someone near you with a camera, it is possible that they can take a picture of you. If I’m around, it’s an absolute certainty…

Nikon F50, MF Samyang 135mm, Fujifilm 200 (intro) & Pentacon Six TL, MC Sonnar 180mm+ Biometar 80mm Zebra, Acros 100II+Ilford HP5 Plus

another stone age …

A few pictures from yesterday’s trip. The temperature was around 35°C and I had a backpack with more than 10kg of cameras and lenses on my back. They wanted to go on a trip with me. And we’ll start with pebbles…🙂🙃📷🥳

Pentacon Six TL, MC Sonnar 180mm, Biometar 80mm Zebra, Nikon, Ilfor HP5Plus & D800, Nikkor 50mm

Homo proponit, sed Natura disponit….

We have a dam 12 kilometers behind the house. It is our youngest dam and it ranks sixth in the country by the volume of retained water. It was completed in 1997 and was supposed to be completely filled by 2013. However, nature already managed to fill it with 218.7 million m³ of water in 1997 during huge floods.

Fujica ST 901 SMC Takumar 55mm+ Super Takumar 135mm + Fomapan F400 + Fomabrom C112 + Kodak Sepia Toner

My dear forest, ….

In the first place of my letter, I would like to thank you for your hospitality and wonderful relaxation. I am sending the promised photos. I will definitely be dropping by again soon. Sincerely forever Mic…..

Leica R7, Vario Elmar 28-70mm, Fomapan F400

the bw red rose…

The two pot positions allowed me to have two backgrounds. Juniper and the sky… Even though I’m using film with quite a bit of grain, I think it came out nicely…

Leica R7, VE 75-200mm, Fomapan F 400

Praktica BCA…

I welcomed another member to my family. Last week I acquired another older camera at auction. It was offered with a bag and a Prakticar f 1.8/50mm lens. The cost of postage was more than the cost of the camera. Even though it’s been the 4th day with nasty weather and quite dark days, I couldn’t resist and tried it on a walk in the forest. The result is, I would say sad… The camera can only take pictures in mode A (Aperture preference) or B. The problem is that the information about the used shutter speed remains hidden from the photographer. For users of a lens with a longer focal length, the calculated time may be longer than the value of the focal length. And holding the camera and the 135mm lens with the teleconverter for a long time is often beyond my abilities. Still, I’m glad to have it in my collection. It works, no light flows into it, and in good conditions I will definitely manage to make a nice photo one day.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm+ Carl Zeiss 135mm, Fomapan F400

empty film…

If you find that the film is completely blank after developing, it’s usually 99.9% your fault. Behind that 0.1% could be a camera shutter defect. But it always means that what you photographed will remain only in your memories. Sometimes it happens that you first pour the fixer into the developer tank (happened to me once so far). As soon as I saw that the film was empty, I thought I had poured fixer instead of developer. This would mean that I then poured the contents of the developer into the wrong containers. So I disposed of the developer and the fixer. Since I still had a few undeveloped negatives, I mixed the developers and fixer again. I just resealed the camera due to light leakage. So at that point I had no idea if I had sealed the camera well. Immediately after I mixed the new solutions, I noticed that the length of film illuminated corresponded to the length of film that had not yet been loaded in the camera. In the amount of negatives, I simply inserted the unexposed film in the developer tank. So, thanks to my own mistake, I only lost one film and two liters of chemistry. But no photo… luckily. The film I wanted to develop was still in the camera. When I finally developed him up, I was sure the seal repair had gone well. Nevertheless, I dried the empty film and kept it for teaching to those interested in the analog process🙂🙃📷