Railroad Sunset (Hasselblad, Ektachrome)

Way back in 2002, I was taking photographs with a marvelous Hasselblad 202FA equipped with an equally impressive Zeiss lens. I got lucky late one afternoon when this scene evolved in a rail yard at sunset:

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Ektachrom V100S captured the moment in stunning color, exactly as it was. There is no “photoshop” work done on this photo; it was simply scanned from the original slide. I miss that Ektachrome and the camera. Sometimes the results astounded me.

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Splice

In keeping with my nautical and photography themes, take a look at this photo of a tugboat deckhand splicing a line:

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This image was taken with a Nikon F3HP camera, Nikkor 55mm lens, Kodak TMax 100 film. The negative was scanned at the lab. Came out fairly nice. Film photography does seem to be more challenging than I recall. By that I mean merely the technical aspects, getting the exposure, focus, and such correct. Today’s digital world makes these things easier. Nonetheless, a challenge forces us to concentrate and work harder which is good for everything. Enjoy.

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.

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.