And behold…the funk was droppethed.

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.

Compendium 22 – A Galaxy Far Away

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…

Compendium 12 – Lost Relevance

 

This is Agfa Scala 160–but traditionally developed in D-76, instead of R100.  (Yes, it is somewhat a waste of the film, but I lost a roll’s worth of developer anyway…)

Granted, the negatives do not look as cool as the positives would have, but in this day and age, I can’t help but wonder if the relevance of transparency film has really passed.  Slide film is more difficult to expose properly, harder to scan, and certainly more difficult to develop. Given the ability to post-process (adjust blacks and contrast, mainly…) the resulting look is nearly identical.  Been there, done that…but otherwise hard to make the argument for reversal developing.

Full Circle

I developed my very first roll of film over six years ago now (it’s hard to believe it has been that long…June 2012!) At the time I was shooting with a black Zeiss Ikon, a 50 Lux, and a Voigtlander 35/1.2 vII.  For a variety of reasons, the gear is finally back.