Sunday, May 29, 2016

Polypan-f and the seeker of the "truth"


In my film-fridge in the darkishroom - a fridge not made of film but rather storing some whilst the outside of the fridge less than slowly rusts away - I have a few cans of Polypan-f. I bought the stuff when I had a rush of blood to the head. Here was a film costing about 20p a roll of 36 once I'd decanted it from the 100m roll. Sure it was meant to be slow - 50asa - but it could be up-rated. Sure it had no anti-halation layer but I could live with that as we have few bright sunny days to be honest. I could use it for my Futurist snaps I like to do - perfect! And it is for that. But I have just finished my Foma200 film I rather like and need some 100asa type film for a little sojourn I'm about to take.

Sure I have a few rolls of Foma100 in 120 for the 6x6 I'm taking with me. However, I'm thinking of the 35mm I'm hooked on at the moment. So, I shot some Polypan-f again in the 35mm RF camera I have and sloshed it [again] in PQ paper developer 1:10 this time though at merely 2mins. EH?

Well, it does work quite nicely, as long as one keeps away from bright sunshine. That's usually quite easy here. See the snap of The Straight where local tearaways test the speed of their vehicles whilst the rest of us keep out their way.

Truth? No such thing is possible.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Retropan 320

I was gong through a phase. More blood to the head and what have you. I wanted try everything. Everything film that is. Only, now the film I like has run out I am left with stuff I'm not so keen on. I'm sure the stuff is good really just that my skills are not good enough. And I might have over-cooked the stuff in the special developer.


I like the image right enough but the the the rendition or something less so.
I shall try again.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rock in a hard but lovely place



I don't think I mentioned that I had a day out with a camera - and Toots. I like to get Mr Toots out of his chair into the fresh air, usually under the guise of taking some snaps and a cream tea. Only we didn't have a cream tea but a fine scone with Jam at Ravenspoint down south Lochs way. Lovely welcome from the staff on my yearly visit to the cafe too, fair made my day I can tell you.

It's a lovely area is South Lochs and Toots like the sunshine with fluffy clouds to snap up. The sun was there although the clouds weren't. Still, Toots did stagger out of the car seat a couple of times to register an image on his camera film.

I staggered around a little too while Toots was sizing the site up, I usually managed to shoot off half a roll - like this rock in a hard place. I rather like the square format you know.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I can if I want to

Apparently we are going on holiday soon. My dear Eve told me last night. I'd forgotten/not realised it was so soon. I'm having to go an enjoy myself and everything.
I shan't tell you where were are going. The surprise will surprise you. It surprised me and I organised it.

I celebrated by feeling unwell at the weekend although I did take a short walk on the Tolsta prairie. There was sheeps there. I present them here for your delectation. That's what sheeps look like. Here anyway.