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March 28, 2010

Taking a hard earned break

The Adelaide Foothills, Palmer to Tungkillo

Sunset at the Glenelg Bay, South Australia

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Holga

March 19, 2010

It may have been shot on a plastic camera, with a plastic lens, but it goes to show that there is no substitute for negative real estate. This image was an impromtu portrait that I took last weekend. The model is Don Anderson, who is the creator of the Pioneer Village in Karoonda, South Australia. This image looks just great at full size from the 4000dpi scan. I took a spare B+W orange filter and taped it to the front of the Holage, threw in a roll of Fuji Neopan Acros, and snapped away. In my haste, a set the film to the 6×4.5 setting, and all my images overlapped. I was able to salvage most, and the normal vignetting on the 6×6 is not evident on the smaller frames.

Holga 120N with Fuji Neopan Acros 100

Holga 120N with B+W MRC orange filter

Kodachrome

March 19, 2010

Well after a 45 000km trip – from the US to Australia, then back to the US for developing, then another trip back to Australia, I finally have my first batch of Kodachrome in my hot little hands. The colours sure do look great, but I can’t say that the K64 has ‘blown’ me away, as I had expected. I have shot a bit of Provia 100f over the last couple of years, and I have to say that I probably prefer it to the K64. It seems to work better in a variety of lighting situations, it has a greater dynamic range, and a lot less hassle. I guess I’m kinda glad in a way. I would hate to feel the urge to shoot Kodachrome for all of my colour work, only to have to give it up in nine months time when Dwayne’s cease to offer processing. But at least I can say I’ve tried it, and I think I got a couple of good shots. I’m not a huge colour shooter, but the Provia 100f and 400x are still available, at least for now.

Leica MP with 1.4/75mm Summilux and Kodachrome 64

Leica MP with 1.4/35mm Summilux and Kodachrome 64

Leica MP with 1.4/75mm Summilux and Kodachrome 64

Leica MP with 1.4/35mm Summilux and Kodachrome 64