Bollard (Hasselblad SWC/M)

Testing out the Hasselblad SWC/M, I took the shot below.

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As you can see, that 38mm biogon lens captures the whole scene. This was Kodak Tri-X and then scanned by the lab from the negative. All in all the SWC is working correctly. I tested it with a light meter and the bracketed the aperture and shutterspeeds with predictable results. Now it’s time to find some worthy subject matter.

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Instant Film Redux

Out making tests today, and that included some instant film. Loaded a pack of Fuji FP-100c into the Hasselblad holder, attached it to the SWC/M, and here’s one of the pics.

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Gives an idea of what the frame will look like. Has it’s own look, instant film does. Part retro, part impressionistic, part something else. Either way, it comes in handy to have an idea what you’re getting before you start burning film, especially with a rangefinder camera. Get out there and make some images.

Parade Rest

In the back basin of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find a number of ships in reserve or mothballed status. Fortunately, they’re not needed as intended. Still, sad to see them laid up. Here’s a look at a few on a clear morning.

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Eventually they will be sold or scrapped. I’m sure their former crews have many stories to tell.

Carrier bow…

Here’s another look at that aircraft carrier mothballed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This time, it’s a look directly at the bow.DSC_1228

There’s plenty of air draft on such a ship, which means some clever engineering to keep it right side up. It’s always impressive to see such a massive structure up close. I’d like to see one moving at speed some day.