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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2019 at 18:08
@Hike Pics -- thanks! For processing, I use a place in San Clemente, California called The Darkroom. One of my Instagram friends recommended The Darkroom and I've used them for the past couple of years. They're "local" so the first class shipping time is a little quicker. I know there are East Coast equivalent shops that might be more convenient for you. I used to go to Costco for processing, but they don't offer film processing anymore. I tried the neighborhood Walgreens too. Walgreens will process film, but they will only have low-res scans and they don't return the negatives anymore!! Crazy. Unfortunately, you do have to pay a little more for processing nowadays, but to your point, film is fun to shoot, so it's worth it.

Regarding People #3, I think you mean People #4. That's my wife in a classic "finish the roll" shot. We were out for lunch and I had a couple of frames left, so I took a couple of quick grab shots.

BTW, who else is on Instagram here? I think I follow a couple of Dyxumers over there. I'm going to update my signature to include my Instagram handle.

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Originally posted by Hike Pics Hike Pics wrote:

Miranda: WOW, those are very beautiful shots and I really love the color. I'm still going through a bunch of Fuji I already had but I WILL get a roll of Gold in there somewhere this year. And by the way, I think those so called postcard scenes are fabulous! You have mad a great mini travelog.


Thanks. If you'll excuse some more wittering on from me, I spent a lot of years snapping photos of whatever interested me and being terribly disappointed by the results when I got the film back a week or two later, so I had to learn the hard way how to compose a view which captured the scene I wanted to remember in a way which triggered the memories and not too many annoying after-thoughts!
But the danger is that pictures become formulaic so I sometimes have to force myself to 'break the rules' I so diligently learned.
Digital helps here (because it allows you to experiment without wasting film), but it hinders as well because it is so easy to snap a few shots quickly and think 'there's a great picture in here somewhere - I'll find it in PP next week'.

And this fails so often because in snapping away one is not looking in detail at the image as one composes it - telegraph poles sticking out of people's heads, people walking or looking out of the picture (or half-in), bright yellow or red things distracting the eye, bits of buildings or trees breaking up the scene instead of framing it nicely.

To get a picture you want to look at more than once requires considerable thought and experimentation before you press the shutter - and this is what the limited nature of film forces you to do. You need to get into the habit of moving yourself - by yards, or occasionally just inches - to get both the framing right, and the composition. It's very rewarding when you get it right.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2019 at 10:42
Some really nice and inspiring pictures in this thread!

Am glad for an extension..have been waiting for Solus to update its Digikam, right now menus in the editor are missing and have been for half a year or so.

Had some issues with a roll I began on januari 1st and finished toward the middle of March. It's been in and out of sub-zero temps. When I tried to roll it onto the spool in the darkness of my bathroom it kind of stalled halfway and fell off the track somewhere in the middle; have had similar issues before with film I have both used in minus degrees C and pluses and shot over the course of several months, maybe they turn slightly rigid after a while?

Rolls I've shot over the course of a week I haven't had any issues with in the dark and it's no fun when you're halfway through the roll and something happens that seems impossible to recover from (in the dark).

I've acquired a couple of rolls of ISO 125 24-shot rolls and am hoping I can finish those quicker.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2019 at 18:47
@Miranda - yes, I appreciate the extra care one takes when shooting film. I wish I had the same discipline with digital! Sometimes I tell myself to try to shoot digital like it was slide film -- being extra careful with exposure and composition and framing.

@Kilkry - there are times when I want to shoot a 24-exposure roll, but the processing price is the same. It's always those last few frames where I take semi-random shots. Good luck with your processing! Looking forward to seeing your shots.
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I had my first roll of this year developed finally. It was a 24 roll of Fuji C200 on my Minolta 7000, shot before 31 March

Must say, it didn't give me much energy to be honest. I have some more rolls but not yet very enthousisatic to load the camera again at this point.

With the 1/3 keepers rule I will present 8 of them here, not too proud though

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These four with Sigma 2.8/105mm EX DG MAcro HSM OS

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Next set with Sony 1.4/50mm

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hike Pics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2019 at 08:05
Fred : You should be proud, these are very nice images. And the C200 gives a different take on the colors, at least to my eyes.

#3 - I like the soft swirl of the pedals with a light touch of diffusion (or focus).

#6 - At first I thought this was cork. This is a great mix of shapes and textures and designs. Probably my 2nd favorite.

#7 - I don't know why, it might just be the simple minimalist effect here, but this one I keep going back to. My favorite!

#8 - The lighting, lines and inviting path makes this one a great shot to get involved in.

Miranda : You present a very valuable lesson, and I totally agree. Shooting film is a thing of slowing down and looking closely at the various elements and variables of the subject. The odd thing for me is that when I started shooting digital I still held to those laws. I rarely shoot more than 2 shots of a subject. I guess it's just habit. I know I have been very guilty of moving all around a subject to find "the spot", I'm sure I look ridiculous to most people!
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Originally posted by Hike Pics Hike Pics wrote:

Fred : You should be proud, these are very nice images. And the C200 gives a different take on the colors, at least to my eyes.

#3 - I like the soft swirl of the pedals with a light touch of diffusion (or focus).

#6 - At first I thought this was cork. This is a great mix of shapes and textures and designs. Probably my 2nd favorite.

#7 - I don't know why, it might just be the simple minimalist effect here, but this one I keep going back to. My favorite!

#8 - The lighting, lines and inviting path makes this one a great shot to get involved in.

Miranda : You present a very valuable lesson, and I totally agree. Shooting film is a thing of slowing down and looking closely at the various elements and variables of the subject. The odd thing for me is that when I started shooting digital I still held to those laws. I rarely shoot more than 2 shots of a subject. I guess it's just habit. I know I have been very guilty of moving all around a subject to find "the spot", I'm sure I look ridiculous to most people!


Thanks for the kind comments! Glad you like them. Makes me feel a bit better about my work .

Usually I move around subjects too, but take pics as well to see how it works out in real.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hike Pics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 April 2019 at 06:04
Just a curious question to everyone....

Anyone using any lens filters with your shots here? In case you do I think it would be great to know. I don't know if the effects of a Skylight or UV Haze would get lost in the scanning process compared to machine prints.

I have a Nikon N75 loaded up right now and will do a compare set on a subject for fun.
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Originally posted by Hike Pics Hike Pics wrote:

Just a curious question to everyone....

Anyone using any lens filters with your shots here? In case you do I think it would be great to know. I don't know if the effects of a Skylight or UV Haze would get lost in the scanning process compared to machine prints.

I have a Nikon N75 loaded up right now and will do a compare set on a subject for fun.


I use filters with film .
If your in the mountains shooting colour film the u.v haze can obscure the distant view .
A u.v or skylight filter will cut threw this .
How it's used after the shot is taken , printed in a lab or scanned is irrelevant .
Either you captured the scene at the taking stage or you didn't .
For colour correction like warm up filters or correcting for tungsten lighting , these can be adjusted in p.p on the scanned images rather than with filters .
If you were having the printed at the lab , they wouldn't necessarily know the correct WB so it would be best to use filters for this too .

For black and white film I also use contrast control filters , yellow , orange/green etc .
Then there's ND filters , ND Grads , Infrared pass filters.

Get it right in camera is important with film as and how I prefer to work with digital .

I've got a roll of colour shots to post in this thread but I'm having problems with my scanner/PC .
Used a camera and macro lens to digitalise them but can't get the colour processed right ( b&w looks o.k though !)
Need to develop a roll out of my Kiev 88 next .
At the zoo tomorrow and will finish off the film in a couple of Canon SLRs .

Hope to be posting some of my shots soon !

Edited by neilt3 - 13 April 2019 at 17:33
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Lot of nice pictures being posted here .
Need to get mine scanned .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 18:58
@Fred_S ... beautiful color shots! They may feel like unmotivated grab shots for you, but it gives me a sense of time and place. Things look different in the Netherlands vs. here in southern California. I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of other Dyxum photographers. I need to shoot a roll of color soon! I have shot a full roll of color in over 15 years!

I just developed a roll of Ilford HP5, shot in April. Posting frames now ... might as well keep this 2019 film thread going, right?
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Here are some Ilford HP5 shots that I took from the neighborhood. I used my Minolta SRT-101 for the first time in about 40 years! These were taken with my Rokkor 135mm 3.5. I had to use an adapted hearing aid battery since mercury batteries are no longer available. I was surprised that the meter worked as well as it did! It was really fun to shoot all manual -- setting ISO, setting shutter speed, adjusting the aperture, focusing, winding the film for each frame. So fun!

1) Dutch Angle Palm Trees


2) Glowing Succulent


3) Googie/Space Age Sign


4) Our Dog
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These are from Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA. Shot with my Rokkor 50 1.4.

5) Reeds and the Lake


6) Duck with LA Skyline


7) Tall Palms with LA Skyline


8) The Bridge at Echo Park
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