Here is another shot from that first roll I put through my F6. I liked the creamy tones on this classic car, and at full magnification you can see a lot of detail in the reflections on the bumper… even I am in there if you look closely.
I have been busy with our family’s Christmas preparations the last week or two. But we have moved from buying gifts to starting to wrap and ship them, so I feel like we have turned the corner.
A few things I have been reading online:
I have been following Amanda Gilligan’s Mocking Bird blog lately and dig her style of photography. I empathize with her motivations to continue shooting film which she describes in an article on Daniella Marie’s A Lifestyle Blog.
My house is overflowing with Legos and I have wondered if I could put some to use for a photo test pattern. My DSW pointed me to Cary Norton’s Legotron Mark I 4×5 camera which was a much more ambitious project.
Dan Domme is experimenting with some alternative printing processes (ex. carbon printing via UV light) and has a very brief primer post about how he is going about getting into it all.
And in terms of what I have been up to lately photographically, mostly just pumping a few rolls of Ilford XP2 Super and Kodak Portra 400 though my Rollei B 35. I do have a new toy (I often do!) to go with it which is a Nikon SB-30 flash.
The SB-30 was released in 2002 and is I believe Nikon’s smallest Speedlight ever. It has a non-TTL automatic mode where the flash measures the reflected light itself to match your desired exposure level for your current aperture.
It is probably the only flash with that feature that is still (barely) smaller than the Rollei itself.
Back to the Christmas prep work… Can’t wait for the holiday to actually get here!