Sun 06-Nov-11 01:25 PM | edited Sun 06-Nov-11 07:41 PM by dbl_gt
Another Nikonian forum languishing with little activity! Folks, I spent the last 21 years with a Nikon 4004s, shooting in many regions of the world. This Mother's Day was special as my son and his family took us down to Orange Beach, Al for the weekend. It was special because my wife has suffered a heart attack, a stroke, 10 cardiac arrests and numerous congestive heart failures all in the last 18 months. She cannot walk unassisted and is very frail.
So, whilst she was sleeping late, I made sure there was someone watching her and I spent a glorious sunrise on the beach with just one camera and one lens, shooting Velvia slides!I left the Leica cameras in the bag as they were loaded as always with TriX film.
Here is an example of 98% keepers on that roll. It will always be a special image for me as time stopped still for just an hour, everyone was okay and I was able to immerse my body, mind and soul into pure, delicious sunlight for the most fun I have had with a camera in years! A $30 camera, and it was intoxicating:
Well, I can't say my story is as good as yours, but here goes: I started with a minolta AF camera, and shot probably less than 60 rolls with that over a few years. I jumped to digital as soon as I could. Fast forward a few years and the equipment prices on film have fallen so much and my income has come up a bit so I was able to get back into film, this time with an FM2n and an N80.
When Kodak announced that it had discontinued Kodachrome I decided that I'd better get some now and shoot it before it was all gone. I'd never shot it before but its pretty famous stuff. So I think I went onto Ebay and bought a single roll of film. I'm really happy I didn't stock up and freeze hundreds of rolls!
I shot these images using my N80 and Kodachrome. Not posting them to say they are composition masters or anything, just to share a couple of shots from the only roll of Kodachrome I shot in my life, and will probably ever shoot.
I think this roll cost me more than $20 to buy and develop, so I likened the experience to smoking a fine Cuban cigar (not that I have any experience with that.)
Well, there you go! Great to see these very nice photos. On another forum we ran with a tribute to Kodachrome for 6 months + shooting and posting. Thank you for posting these.
Now, if we can get some Nikonians other than the two of us!!! to post something, anything, we can begin to get some relationships started...who wants to visit a forum if no one is posting something interesting?
OK Dave last two. Also taken in Dallas but I suspect many know this by the subject. I took these with my F100, Nikkor 28-105 and KODAK BW400CN Film. It was a dull overcast day, perfect for BW film thought.
Hey lets not let this die guys! Here's two shots of the Texas rangers stadium I took with my F100, Nikkor 28-105 and KODAK BW400CN Film. I really needed a wider lens to get that size effect but I wanted to post a few more here.
I've got my addic-- hobby, and my wife has her hobby (sewing) so naturally I need to allow her to do her thing in the fabric store. Now that she has learned its best not to ask me what I think of the various fabrics and just let me wander around the store with our daughter, we all enjoy the trip that much more.
My daugher wandered into the seasonal aisle stocked with all sorts of easter baskets. She made a beeline towards one particular basket. Someone with a sick sense of humor decided Elmo's head would be a wonderful basket, but my daughter decided it would be an even better hat.
N90s with the data back and 50mm 1.4D, Legacy Pro 400 developed in D76 at precisely whatever temperature it was at. hehe. Exposure info is visible on Spidey's head if anyone is interested. Could probably deal with it in photoshop, but what the heck.
Ive got 25 rolls of BW, E-6 and C-41 to process or scan so I will probably have some more in a bit.
Went cheap and got a 10 gallon bag of D-76 and when it arrived I discovered the maker never intended it to be subdivided into 1 gallong batches. . . . the specter of dealing with subdividing it anyway was so daunting I only now got around to mixing up a batch. It is probably a disaster. haha.
>Another Nikonian forum languishing with little activity!
And this will never change for the better - if we the few film enthusiasts will continue sitting in four divided semi-empty forums - instead of uniting in front of the "digital threat", forgiving each other such minor differences as manual- or auto-focusing and vice versa
Here is a fairly recent shot, taken with an AF camera. . . . the Nikon F5 with a 35mm F2D. I think I had it about as wide open as I could make it given the lighting, I think probably F2 though I might be wrong for this one.
The film is a one SHD Lucky 100 developed in D76 and scanned with my Epson V500. This film has its flaws/characteristics depending on who you talk to, but for me it is the first BW film I ever shot, and started it back in China in 2008. This roll was one of the last rolls I had from a more recent stay in 2010. Its was cheap and now that I'm out I kind of feel that I've lost an old friend.
This guy was working as my replacement trainee for about 2 days before he just dissappeared for two days until we tracked him down and found out he just didn't want to do the job. So this is probably the only work he did in the 2 days!