Black, White, and Processing

Posted 2009.09.05 19.03 in Hobbies, Photography by Stephanie

So, when was the last time you developed your own film? I haven’t done it in at least a decade, but today I picked up some Tri-X 400 Pro film, some chemicals, and took a walk around the neighborhood. It didn’t take too long to shoot a roll of 36 frames through my trusty Minolta X370. I’ve got a ‘new’ old lens on there, a Rokkor 45mm f/2 that I bought through eeeebay.

Processing was pretty simple and didn’t take long, and I can’t tell you just how rewarding and exciting it is to open up that tank and see the images on the film. It’s almost like magic, really.

Anyhow, below are some of the shots from today. They’re nothing terribly special, just shots that caught my eye between my walk and getting home.

Sexy Moody B&W Snail

Posted 2009.09.05 0.43 in Aquaria by Stephanie

Big Blue is still threatening to lay eggs, but she still hasn’t actually laid any. Not long ago she climbed out of the water onto the side of the filter and sat there a full 45 minutes, before dropping back into the water without having laid a single egg. Here she is, captured in moody sexy black and white.

Moody Sexy Snail