Category Archives: monochrome

the four analog shots…

Down below the hill the weather was black and white, so I just took the last four pictures on the Zenit, loaded the briquettes into the car and drove back🙃📷⚫⚪

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2, Fomapan F400

few older ordinary SLR & DSLR shots…

I am now saving photographic material for analog photography. It’s cold in the darkroom right now anyway, and I don’t want to heat it up too much right now for a few simple photos🙃❄❄❄📷

  • Contax 139 Quartz, Yashica DSB 135mm, Fomapan F400
  • Nikon D800, Nikkor D 50mm

Switch BW shot to color picture…

Although I stood on my tiptoes to see over the hedge, I couldn’t keep my balance and the picture looks different than I wanted. Well, if I already have something on the negative that I wanted to have a little differently, I don’t mind playing around with the image a bit. Sometimes I try to make a color image from a scanned black and white negative. Just use the High Pass filter and Curves functions in PS to do this. It is much faster work than choosing from an endless number of presets🙃📷

  • Contax 139Quartz, Yashica 135mm, Fomapan F400, postprocess PS

BW angle of view…

There wasn’t much light, and with a more sensitive film some of the pictures could have been more cheerful🙃📷

  • Contax 139 Quartz, Yashica 50+135mm+Super Maginon 28-85mm, Fomapan F400
  • D800, Nikkor 50mm, LR (Intro)

the other world…

We know more about some space objects than we do about what lies beneath the surface of the water here on Earth. It is the closest, other world where, as with space objects, we most often photograph the surface.🙃📷

  • Contax 139Q, Yashica 135mm, Fomapan F400
  • Yashica FR, Super Maginon 28-85, Fomapan F400

under the bridge…

A few shots from expired film(1982) Fomapan N30. This film was obviously very poorly stored.Nevertheless, thanks to its damage, it was possible to produce several thematic photos.The more successful pictures are already taken on new film, but on a partially functional Yashica FR with a small damage to the front member of the lens.🙃📷

  • Contax 139Q, Yashica 50mm, expired Fomapan N30(1982)
  • Yashica FR, Super Maginon G 28-85mm, Fomapan F400

the fallen in the fall…

Autumn leaves are probably only enjoyed by children and photographers. The painter will paint it even in winter🙃📷

  • Contax 139Q, Yashica 50mm, Fomapan N30 expired 1982
  • Nikon F50, Nikkor 50mm, Fomapan F400

Zenit E…

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 📷🙂🙃

  • Zenit E, Helios 44-2(f 2/58mm), Fomapan F400
  • Nikon D800+Helios 44-2(intro)

the true rocker…

Before my son left for campus again, I forced him to give me five minutes. At the same time, I am adding one cover version that he recorded when he was about 14 years old. Today’s photos are dedicated to High key style 😉🙂🙃📷🎸

  • Pentacon Six TL, CZ Flektogon 50mm Zebra, Ilford HP5Plus
  • Nikon D800, Sigma 17-35mm (intro)