Saturday, August 30, 2008

Position of Attention

Real quick one. There was some kind of military ceremony down in Boston Common that was just too tempting. I ended up catching the tail end of it.

You know I thought someone would shoo me away going as close as I was, but they apparently let me have free reign with no problems. Lets see if that luck keeps up. I have about five rolls of portra that need to get developed. That being said I fin that about one shot in every twelve is that I would consider a keeper. That's open to interpretation.

Shot on my Hassie w/ 80mm lens on Velvia 100F.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I acquired my Dad's old Polaroid Colorpack IV. It was surprising for me to discover that Hunt's Camera-Video carried film for it. Not only carried in one-two boxes, but in bulk. Awesome news for me.

I suppose my next goal is a two part. First I'm looking for a Polaroid Automatic 100. The "Land Camera". I think it was from reading through Mike Fiction's livejournal that got me curious about it. After that, once I get my hands on a 4x5 camera of my own (Christmas can't come soon enough) I would like to try Polaroid's 4x5 film. I think Kodak and Fuji make a backing for it.

Needless to say, I've found shooting Polaroid style film and cameras to be great fun!

There's no super sharp detail so no need for a big image.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Boston Common

I went down to Boston Common the other day to try my hand with Portra and Velvia films in the new (old) Hasselblad.

Velvia to me didn't exactly live up to the expectations I was holding it up to. Don't me wrong, it's absolutely fine, there's just something about that saturation I'm not too crazy about. My better judgment tells me that I shouldn't make these conclusions on a single field test. Skin tones were my issue. Perhaps what is needed is more of a landscape test.

Portra on the other hand met and FAR surpassed what I was expecting. I honestly didn't know what to expect. In the past my only exposure (no pun intended) to C-41 films were things like Kodak Gold. I suppose I was expecting something a little bit better, but nothing like what I got. Color was perfect. I couldn't be happier. Perhaps I should make Portra my primary color film.

Portra 400NC:

Velvia 50:

On a somewhat unrelated side note, I find myself shooting in Boston Common more than anywhere else. I wonder why... I shall have to diversify.