The Twelve Frames of Christmas

(…Already??)

Yes.  Already.

We are one of those families.

(Hey, when you have kids, you decorate early…)

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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.

Twintech

They’ve decided they are going to start a company and invent things…

First on the list: Rocket boots!

Three things going on here:

  • Portra 800 pushed to 1600
  • Rodinal Pre-flash
  • New chemical process: Rollei Digibase C-41. Four steps instead of three, with different timing and temperatures.  Separate Bleach and Fix (instead of “Blix”) Not sure I see a massive improvement, but time will tell.

Unravelled

Just in case you’re wondering, this is what half-unravelled Lomo 800 film looks like when you drop the roll as you’re loading it into the camera.

I knew the images would be a mess, but decided to shoot them anyway as the chemicals were end-of-life.

…”Lomo look” for twice the effort!

🙂

Two Versions Again

One is shot with the M6 and Summilux 50 on Portra 400 pushed to 800, and pre-flashed in Rodinal 1:100; the other is shot on the Hasselblad with 8mm extension tube on Portra 800 at box speed.  Not sure why the highlights are so burned on the one…both were shot at the same time, with comparable settings.

PB & J

Sorry for the “messy mouthful” shots, but it was just such a happy moment…

Guessed at exposure and got lucky too.