Of course, if you were having a massive three-person birthday dance party (complete with stage smoke and disco balls) you would shoot it on film, with a flash.
Mind you, focusing would be somewhat hard…and everyone would be relatively blind.
Most of these were taken on my top-secret new-old lens (Summicron 90mm Pre-Asph E55) which I had once but wrongly sold, bought again but then returned (mis-calibrated) and finally managed to find again in good condition at a reasonable deal…just CLA’d by Leica and “Optimized for Digital” nonetheless! (whatever that means…)
So I shot it on film. 😂
HP5+ pushed to ISO 800 and developed in D76.
Found a half-shot roll from the summer sitting in the F100, and finished it today.
The first 8 are on Kodak Gold, shot on the MP. The next 17 are on Agfa Vista 200 from the F100 (as an aside, the 50/1.4G is hugely underrated on film) and Agfa Vista 200 just might be my “forever desert island outside film”–too bad it too has been discontinued.
Anyway, if you hadn’t already done the math, the title refers to the galaxies apart that the summer and the winter now seem…
We are one of those families.
(Hey, when you have kids, you decorate early…)
In any case, to the best of my knowledge, this sort of thing has never been attempted anywhere before…especially not without some sort of safety harness.
What you have here, folks, is all twelve frames from a roll of 120 yesterday. No, I’m not sayin’ they’re all great…but some are quite postable.
And like the great Ansel Adams once said: “If you don’t take the shot…you won’t have the picture”.
Or something like that.
Anyhoo…here they are in exactly the same order they were shot and came off the roll. (Actually, they came off the roll in reverse, because of how 120 spools…but this is how they were shot. Trust me.)
Ilford HP5+ shot at ISO 800, and pushed one stop in D-76
You saw it here first.
Random scenery on Fuji Industrial 400, shot at ISO 800.
In the style of Phil Kneen.