Administration.

I have spent considerable time on my other sites, particularly dark brightness, to get it up and running, and now I am coming to this site and doing a few things.

  1. I lost all of dark brightness, but vaultpress bought it back. This is now installed.
  2. The A2 hosting plugins are in place.
  3. I have added NextGen Gallery as a trial: the paid versions of this look good but let’s see if it is compatible. It looks like it can handle larger photo posts, which will be useful here.

In the meantime, some analogue photos.

 

Harrington Point, Bronica.

These scans were the surprise of the film. Some shots did not have enough contrast, and these were generally underexposed… but there is something about them I like.

Ultrafine 400 film, Pyro PMK developer, scanned and cross coded with Shotwell.

Palmeston and a Bronica.

Ultrafine 400 film, PMK Pyro developer (with some errors) and cut down with shotwell. The railway yard at Palmeston, Otago.

The joys of scanning.

Well, I managed to get the scanner working. Main problem is not the software — I am using Epson’s iscan which works perfectly well on fedora based linuxes — but finding the second unlock on the scanner so it would work.

The film is chinese iso 400 cheap stuff, I used the Bronica to shoot with, and PMK as described. The shots were basically then downsized in shotwell.

I have blown some shots out completely, so the first lesson is to carry a real lightmeter on every trip and not rely on the phone app…