A few days ago I posted about resuming the home developing of black and white film. Today and for the next few days I’ll present some scans of the results.
The film was Kodak P3200 T-max, a high speed (ISO 3200) black and white film. Most of the pictures are taken in low-light situations and the grain of the film is quite apparent.
The film was developed in Ilford ID-11 for the recommended time for a slightly elevated temperature (processing varied around 22-23C).
The negatives were scanned as 8-bit JPGs on an Epson V500 with the Epson Scan software with some post-processing in Photoshop Elements 7.
Cobbles in Bruges/Brugge, Belgium: reflections of light on rain-soaked cobbles | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta 50mm f/1.7 | 1/10s @ f/4
Medlar fruit on the branch, in a friend’s garden in The Netherlands | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta AF 28-80mm f/4-5.6 @ 80mm | 1/160s @ f/16
Christmas Light Night, 26 November 2010 | Minolta Dynax 7 | Minolta AF 35-70mm f/4 @ 35mm | 1/60s @ f/5.6
Wrought iron window guard, Begur
Catalan wind vanes, Begur
Begur night lights
Begur, Catalonia, Spain
Sony A100 + kit lens, 75-300 zoom, 50mm prime
^ Bulwarks Lane and Nuffield College in the background
^ Castle mound (and Nuffield College)
^ Bulwarks Lane
I recently fitted my old 9000 AF camera with the top-end MD-90 power winder. None of these photos required the use of a power winder, but there’s a satisfying photographic whack and whir taking pictures with the thing fitted.
Some first experiments with the Minolta Expansion card system – all pictures taken using a Minolta 700si and Fuji Superia 200 film
^Triple exposure using the Multiple Exposure card, 50mm 1.7 prime; each exposure at –1.5EV; rotating the point of view around the central tulip
^ Fantasy card 2, Minolta 75-300mm AF zoom, handheld: the camera exposes part of the picture in focus and then deliberately defocuses to create a soft halo effect
^ Fantasy card 2, as above but using flash to accentuate sharpness
I’ve posted a number of pictures of individual flowers from the RHS garden at Rosemoor in North Devon, but this cottage garden shows more – a great swathe of lush colour.