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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.

Rainy Day Photos

Posted 2009.08.09 13.52 in Hobbies, Photography by Stephanie

I had planned to go on another little excursion today to do some more photography, but Mother Nature had other ideas. So instead, I stayed under the shelter of my back & front porches and did what I could.

I took a few dozen shots, but these four really stood out. All were taken with a 30mm f/1.4 lens, wide open, and at shutter speeds ranging from 1/30 to 1/90. Other than resizing, the images have not been altered in any way.

To view an image in full-size, just click the thumbnail.

Go Stick Your Head In A Tree

Posted 2006.06.29 0.00 in Photography by Stephanie

My folks have this maple tree in their backyard, which is shaped like a big green tootsie-roll pop. It’s short enough that if I stand next to the trunk, my head and shoulders are inside the sphere of foliage.

Inside the foliage, it’s like another world, all dark and green and interconnected with wooden walkways and gantries and support structures.

I could just picture the ants and bugs and birds and little critters, all going to and fro as they rush about carrying on their Important Business. “Meet you for lunch on the second twig from branch 37, Bill?” “Sorry Charles, not today, I’ve got a big meeting down by Trunk Junction. Tell you what though, have your ladybug call my ladybug and we’ll work something out.” “Right-o then!”

Or maybe it was the wine.

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