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    Posted: 21 October 2021 at 08:55
5. Airstream

Airstream by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
Lensbaby Sweet 35

6. Heavenly Bridge

Heavenly Bridge by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
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Just had a few films developed: all a bit different.

1.Sue on the Otara Cycle Path
Fujifilm Eterna RD-1 copy film. iso 1.5.
Designed to be exposed with lasers and is neither daylight nor Tungsten balanced. It's a bit of a lottery and sometimes throws up close to 'normal' images, other times more like colour infra-red. This time the latter.

Manukau Cycling by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
Lensbaby Sweet 35

2. O Tara Town Centre

Otara Bicycle Path by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
Lensbaby Sweet 35

3. She Saw Demons: We Saw A Way To Help

She Saw Demons / We Saw A Way To Help by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
Lensbaby Sweet 35

4. The Wier

The Wier by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Minolta Alpha 7
Lensbaby Sweet 35

I'll add to this post as I scan and edit.



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Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

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@Mike: the granddad of my GW690 II
Quite contrasty, your development, scanning or post processing?

@Bob: I have mixed feelings with your Kentmere 400 pictures. Some are really nice, but once in a few there is one with ugly grain. It is not the amount as much, it is the character (YMMV, it is just a personal opinion). Anyway, did you try Kentmere 100?


I think I was trying to lift the shadows too much.
The Kentmere is fairly good value - I think it is the same basic stock at Agfaphoto APX400. I've not tried the 100...
It supposedly also is the same as Rollei RPX 100 and Fotoimpex CHM-100. And yes, it is good value.
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One of the big benefits of Kentmere is that it dries veryflat - makes scanning much easier..
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

@Mike: the granddad of my GW690 II
Quite contrasty, your development, scanning or post processing?

@Bob: I have mixed feelings with your Kentmere 400 pictures. Some are really nice, but once in a few there is one with ugly grain. It is not the amount as much, it is the character (YMMV, it is just a personal opinion). Anyway, did you try Kentmere 100?


I think I was trying to lift the shadows too much.
The Kentmere is fairly good value - I think it is the same basic stock at Agfaphoto APX400. I've not tried the 100...
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I looked again and I was too much like the light: harsh.

It is 2, 3 and 5 that I feel are somewhat, I don't know. And thank you for the explanation, makes sense!


No offence taken, I'm grumpy and medicated in the mornings
It's only 7.40am in your tomorrow here and I woke up in pain again.

But the quality of light comment is true. I've lived in Europe, China, North America and noted the difference in light most of the time. After living in the UK for 4 years in my youth, I was blown away by the harsh clear skies of NZ when I got home.
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I looked again and I was too much like the light: harsh.

It is 2, 3 and 5 that I feel are somewhat, I don't know. And thank you for the explanation, makes sense!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 19:13
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

@Mike: the granddad of my GW690 II
Quite contrasty, your development, scanning or post processing?


Not that much different to other B&W shots around them but they were taken in the bright of day.
As a narrow group of islands, the prevailing wind continuously sweeps our skies clear and there is rarely any smog or haze to reduce contrast. Famously harsh light compared to continental Europe where there's a slight haze most of the time (even if you don't notice it).
Frankly, I hate grey on grey images and I almost always 'print' to achieve a true black somewhere. Given these were all shot at least 4 hours after sunrise, in Spring, the shadows are deep.
Not what I'd call art, just a set of shots recording a bike ride in the bright sun
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@Mike: the granddad of my GW690 II
Quite contrasty, your development, scanning or post processing?

@Bob: I have mixed feelings with your Kentmere 400 pictures. Some are really nice, but once in a few there is one with ugly grain. It is not the amount as much, it is the character (YMMV, it is just a personal opinion). Anyway, did you try Kentmere 100?
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Bob05-09 ~ frame 14 ~ trinity


Bob05-10 ~ frame 18 ~ fire station


Bob05-11 ~ frame 19 ~ phone


Bob05-12 ~ frame 25 ~ pedestrians

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Bob05-05 ~ frame 6 ~ chapel entrance


Bob05-06 ~ frame 10 ~ Stairs up


Bob05-07 ~ frame 12 ~ shrimps


Bob05-08 ~ frame 13 ~ beers

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This film was taken with a little fixed lens rangefinder the Konica Auto S3 (very nice f/1.8 lens). Film was Kentmere 400 and processing was in R09 at 1:50..

Bob05-01 ~ frame 1 ~ Masts


Bob05-02 ~ frame 3 ~ shadow


Bob05-03 ~ frame 4 ~ dome


Bob05-04 ~ frame 5 ~ chapel

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Panmure Basin Bike Ride

On Saturday we took a ride around the Panmure Basin: a tidal mangrove 'swamp' in Auckland harbour.
The basin has a 13km shared path for pedestrians, cyclists and scooters etc. However, it is very popular, narrow and with tight corners with no visibility around them. Therefore, a responsible cyclist can only ride about as fast as a walker to keep others, and themselves, safe.

These were shot with my Fujica G690 (58x83mm neg) rangefinder camera. The film is Kodak TriX 320 in 220 format so I had 16 shots available on the roll.

1. Fizz Boat

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 100mm f3.5
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

2. Mangrove Beach
These little beaches are bordered with a 20 metre grassy strip for the public to enjoy. Many houses have no fences in this direction so they can view the scene as an extension of their property.
The beaches are no good for swimming but are great for fishing because the mangroves provide superb habitats for marine life attracting lots of fish.
There are plenty of jetty's from which to launch a small boat.

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 50mm f5.6
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

3. Small Jetty
A Spring Tide or a tsunami even in the Pacific could cover this jetty with water. The 20m border sets the homes around another 3-4 metres above sea level.

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 100mm f3.5
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

4. Boat House
There are not so many boat houses along here now and some are decrepid and decaying.
However, a few are well maintained and obviously still in use.

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 100mm f3.5
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

5. Anchorage

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 50mm f5.6
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

6. Bird Bath
A lovely little bird bath made using an old wine bottle.

Panmure Basin bike ride by Michael J Breen, on Flickr
Fujica G690
Fujinon 100mm f3.5
Kodak TriX 320 @ iso 125 developed in Ilford LC29

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Bob04-09 ~ frame 32 ~ Hollow men


Bob04-10 ~ frame 33 ~ Inside his head


Bob04-11 ~ frame 34 ~ Lamp-post


Bob04-12 ~ frame 36 ~ Pier

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