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    Posted: 01 September 2008 at 10:34
This thread is for pictures taken as part of a film challenge to take a roll of film (24 or 36 exp) and select 8-12 'keepers' from it.

Pictures should be taken before the end of September 2008. Participants are listed below:

12AMS (Can) - XD-11 & Rokkor 35/f2.8 & 50/f1.4 & 100/f2.5 + ?
6tyNine (Can) - xg-1 & 58/1.2 + Kodak portra NC 160/Kodak portra VC 160
ABramley (UK) - Dynax 7 + ?
alanfrombangor (UK) 7000i + Kodak 200
Algernon (Rom) - AF 5000 + XP2
Alig (UK) - 800si
Alpha_in_exile (US) - x700 + B&W [24/f2.8 only]
arpictures (UK) - Dynax 7 + B&W
vitor (Por) - Dynax 7 + Fuji Colour
AudioDoc (US) Maxxum 9 + T-Max 400/Portra 160VC.
Bender21 (US) - Maxxum 9
Bob J (UK) - Dynax 7 + 36 exp Ilford Delta 3200
chthoniid (NZ) - Dynax 5 + Tmax 100
dd001 (Fra) - Dynax 5
Dinostrich (UK) - Dynax 7 + Reala or 400H
dogears (Phi) - Maxxum 7 & Zen16 & Tam90 + tba
Eddyizm (US) - Maxxum 5 & 16/f2.8 & 50/f1.7 + Velvia
FineArt (Can) - tba + 36 exp Velvia [18 off 36!]
flashgumby (Aus) - Maxxum 7 & 50/f2.8 Macro & 28-105 (RS) + 24 exp Superia 400
IanMiddy (UK) - 600si & 37-70/f4.0 + 36 exp FP4
JohnnyW (US) - Maxxum 9xi & 28-105mm + B&W
LECHER (US) - 9000 & 135/f2.8 & 50/f1.4 + T-Max 400 [Night time Flash & B&W]
Maffe (Swe) - Dynax 7 + T-Max 3200
MojoRick (US) - X700 + ?
Mortenva (Nor) - Dynax 9 + 24 exp Reala
mtiller (UK) - ? + ?
nm guy1 (US) - Maxxum 7 + HP5 or Tri-X
Paulofessel (Bra) - x700 + Agfa Ultra 100
phph (Can) - ? + ?
RichieO (US) - Maxxum 9/XD11 + ?
RosieA100 (Aus) - Dynax 3 + 36 exp Sensia
Stanbury (?) - Dynax 5 + ?
wallyb (US) - 700si + Kodak 200 [Tamron 28-75/f2.8 only]
Wedlpine (US) - Maxxum 7 + Fujicolor Smartfilm Hi-Speed 400
Wedlpine (US) - Vectis S1 + ?
Winwalloe (Fra) - SRT 101/505si/Dynax 7 + BW400CN/Provia 100F
zk-cessnaguy (NZ) - x700

[List re-sorted - let me know if you spot any errors!]

New applications & amendments to be posted here

Edited by Bob J - 20 September 2008 at 09:08
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote LECHER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2008 at 22:11
I guess the most difficult part of this shoot was not having a light meter. I didn't want to use my A100 or A700 as a pre-shot light meter. I tryed to do all of the shots by what I have learned over the years. Looks like I didn't remember too much. lol I have to admit that shooting at 3:00 am in Gloucester, MA., which is really an island off the coast of USA, was quite a challange cause it does get really dark here. Also have been spoiled by my digital Alpha's. We really need to do more film challenges to keep our wits sharp.

For the most part, I shot my MinO135mm f/2.8 across the Harbor and for the bridge and leaves. I got the focus area pretty much down but because of the dark, I failed to capture any DOF because of the open apeture, distance to subject and lack of useable light meter. All beach/water shots were made with the MinO 50mm f/1.4 and you will notice on most shots, the water splash and spots on the lenses.

I shot B&W T-Max 24 400ISO, not pushed in camera or process. There is no PS work done and I used my Maxxum 9000 with Maxxum 4000 Flash and a Trip-Pod. Named for one of the 3 legs I always Trip on.

Bridge
Bridge, focus on the lower left 1/3 spot. 135mm f/2.8 shutter 250


Docked
Docked, focus on the upper left 1/3 spot. 135 mm f/4 shutter 250


Laura
Laura, focus on Laura, lower 1/3 spot. 135mm f/4 shutter 200


Leaves
Leaves, focus on top right 1/3 area. 135mm f/2.8 shutter 250


Schooner
Schooner was a reach for the flash, just to see if I could do it. 135mm f/2.8 Flash Full shutter 250 sync.


The Wall
The Wall, focus on lower left 1/3 spot. 50mm 1.6 shutter 200


Wave 1
Wave 1, Tried autofocus. 50mm 1.4 shutter, who knows.


Wave 2
Wave 2, focus lower right 1/3. 50mm 1.7 shutter 250


Wave 3
Wave 3, focus on lower right 1/3. 50mm 2.0 shutter 250


Wave 4
Wave 4, focus on wave. 50mm 2.0 shutter 250.


What I really tryed to do is give the appearence of dark. This was so hard to do, it took 3 nights and a lot of patience. I will give myself an easier out next time cause I know this entry to the challenge is not that good. BUT I can only do what I said on one roll of film and these are the keepers,

Thanks
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Edited by LECHER - 07 September 2008 at 06:08
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I did one better and made 1/2 keepers - 12 out of a roll of Kodak 24 x 200. These are all scenes from my 7 mile commute into Bangor.

From home I have a two mile stretch of main road which I hurry along as quickly as possible before turning off onto a quiet narrow lane which takes me into the city centre. Bales of hay have been lying here for weeks in the expectation of summer sunshine drying them out but the rain has been relentless. Today we had sunshine and the next morning they were gone.


The field is close by Pentir church


Looking into the sun towards the Carneddau range


Bangor High Street early morning before the shops open.


Bangor cathedral


The central section of the original Bangor University building. To frame the whole building would also include some ugly modern constructions.


Having shown you the sights, it's time to park my bike and get down to work in this building, formerly a school and now host to the computer facilities and a library. The nearest bike has been here for months, locked up with a buckled rear wheel. The next one is a very new looking Raleigh, also locked and looking abandoned with rusty chain. The far one is mine.


Time to go home, and the sun is in a better position for photographing Penrhyn Castle. The 500/8 makes it look close, all the other photos were taken with the 28-135.


Woodland and a traditional North Wales slate fence, fallen into disrepair


Sheep and mountains


Old trough, with a horse in the adjoining field


Footpath to the hills


Then round the corner, onto the main road and home. It felt strange having a roll of film to develop rather than checking over the images on the PC.
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My efforts - Minolta Dynax 7, Ilford Delta 3200 & developed in Rodinal


Frame 3 - Passage through Horseguards [Minolta 24 - 1/100 - f4.0]
(The scanner 'chose' this crop and I had lots of problems getting the scanner to give me the whole negative, but in the end this was the best crop - so thank you Epson..)


Frame 6 - 'Spent' film canisters [Sony 100 Macro - 1/160 - f8.0]


Frame 7 - City Wall [Minolta 24 - 1/2500 - f8.0]


Frame 14 - St Mary Axe (AKA 'The Erotic Gurkin') [Minolta 24 - 1/100 - f8.0]


Frame 16 - London Bridge (North bank) [Minolta 24 - 1/1600 - f8.0]


Frame 24 - The Chapel [Zenitar 16 - 1/1600 - f8.0]


Frame 25 - Lesness Abbey doorway [Zenitar 16 - 1/1000 - f11.0]


Frame 26 - lesness Abbey skyscape [Zenitar 16 - 1/500 - f11.0]


Frame 27 - Steps from the Bostal Woods to New Road [Zenitar 16 - 1/320 - f5.6]


Frame 28 - Charing Cross Embankment exit [Zenitar 16 - 1/320 - f8.0]


Frame 34 - St Martin-in-the-Fields [Zenitar 16 - 1/500 - f8.0]


Frame 36 - Whitehall [Zenitar 16 - 1/320 - f8.0]

Edited by Bob J - 21 September 2008 at 10:12
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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanMiddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 September 2008 at 22:11
Having scanned my shots with an old A4 hand scanner, the results leave a bit to be desired [some 'streaking'], but here goes...

...apologies for what some may find a boring subject, but it seemed to offer 'contrasty' possibilities following an earlier [digital] visit - Loughborough Steam Loco shed - and 15 shots in all, as I couldn't decide which 3 to 'ditch'!

All with Minolta 600si, Minolta 35-70/4, Onboard flash [some frames slow-synch or wireless], Sony 56 Flash [some frames off-camera strobe or wireless], tripod [some exposures 8s+], Ilford FP4+ [default 125ISO] processed by Ilford to Pearl 6x4 [found scans better than Gloss]:































Some PP - contrast adjust [to try & remove scan streaks], minimal sharpening & rotate/crop to deal with scan [mis]feeds.

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My turn to post, photos from Madeira trip.
Photos taken with Minolta Dynax 7, Lens Minolta AF 28-75D, Minolta AF 17-35D and Minolta AF 200G, Hoya Pro1 CPL and tripod. Film used was Provia 100F, expire date 2007/02.
Scanned with Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 5400, Settings: Color Positive, Auto exposure, 16 bits, 2x pass, ICE off, Grain Dissolver off.
Post processing was done in Light Room and some marks (dust and scratches) removed in Photoshop.
The landscape/seascape photos where taken in two locations, the second one I don't remember the name ATM.
The flower photos where taken at Rosarium Quinta do Arco

Just added embedded Exif information to the photos.

#1 View from Cabo Girao, Minolta 200/2.8, 1/200, F2.8, AP, CPL used

#2 View from Cabo Girao, Minolta 200/2.8, 1/125, F4, AP, CPL used

#7 Flower path - Ponta do Sol, Minolta AF 17-35D@24mm, 1/80, F9, AP

#15 Minolta AF 17-35D@35mm, 1/8, F22, AP, CPL used - Tripod mounted

#18 Minolta AF 17-35D@30mm, 1/5, F22, AP, CPL used - Tripod mounted

#19 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/125, F8, AP, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#23 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/30, F8, AP, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#24 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/320, F8, AP, Exp. Comp -0.7, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#29 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/125, F13, AP, Exp. Comp -0.7, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#30 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/50, F13, AP, Exp. Comp -0.7, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#33 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/125, F8, AP, Rosarium Quinta do Arco

#35 Minolta AF 28-75D@75, 1/320, F8, AP, Rosarium Quinta do Arco


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@Ian: Great shots - particularly the first - Gives us a high bar to aim for in Didcot tomorrow!

@Vitor: Love the aerial shots and the path of flowers - and that sea is so blue! - would have been nice to have a little text with them though... :-)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2008 at 10:15
Still not sure whether I should post comments here or in t'other thread.

Not boring at all Ian, though Tornado is too new and shiny to look authentic, needs a light coating of mucky oil. The others are a realistic portrayal of a steam shed.

Vitor, I like the coastline photos, the flowers don't do much for me I'm afraid.

I didn't PP or crop any of mine, I wanted to show as closely as possible how the prints came back from Boots.
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Vitor - like them, they bring back fond memories of Madeira. An incredibly fertile place and a riot of colour - especially the big market in Funchal.

Are they dust spots in 15 & 18 ?

Were the flower shots from the big botanical gardens ? Not being critical but have never seen deep or bright red roses come out with true colour ( and often definition ) be they on film or digital - anyone any ideas on this ?

( Like Alan I hope this is the right place for this post.)
I shot some film yesterday. I was told last night that film was dead so today I shot some more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote vitor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2008 at 14:28
@Bob J: just updated my post with the info, yesterday I was already too tired for anything else

@alanfrombangor: I don't take many flower photos, but couldn't pass the opportunity in hand. Your photos look awesome, the color you got is appealing to me. Mine are more saturated due to the film I used, and I can say that looking at the slides directly they look even better

@Dinostich: Can't see any dust spots on those (on others I see them). I guess what you are seeing are waves over the water ? The red is more saturated due to some wacko ICC conversion from PS, I can tone that down if you like.
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Thanks Vitor, I would normally have boosted the saturation in the Penrhyn Castle shot as it looks a bit washed out to me, but with high street processing you have to take it as it comes!

Dust spots? I can't see any either, there certainly won't be any sensor dust!

Edited by alanfrombangor - 26 September 2008 at 15:01
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minolta maxxum 5
sony 16mm/2.8 fisheye
fujichrome velvia100 slide
crossprocessed through c41
scanned with epson perfection 44something? lol
run through lightroom (please note #1 pink hues, thats how it all came out but i either adjusted WB in one and just went b&w for the rest) part of my experimentation.

*shot a second roll will post later if bob j is cool with it*

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#5


#6


from here on out, it was "from the hip"

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Well, shot the last frames today and just finished picking up the best ones. Some thoughts:

- Ilford XP2 is REALLY good stuff. It may be the fact that's my first roll of BW film, but nevertheless I find it to be excellent. Most of the pictures were taken on overcast (hence the nicely blown sky :) ) but, to my surprise, very little PP was needed (+4 contrast on couple of them, crop, resize and 30-40 sharpening with 0.4 radius)
- There's WAY too much fiber optic cable in Bucharest :( Hanged at about 5-6 meters above the ground, boldly ruins every street/architecture shot :)
- It's a good thing to drag yourself out of the flat and wander the city once in a while :)
- Maxxum 5000 and 24-70 f/2.8 Sigma gives a weird looking combo :) Focal range is very nice, though.

So, here's the pictures. All taken with Maxxum 5000, 50 f/1.7 (first three) and Sigma 24-70 f/2.8. I don't remember any specific shutter/aperture settings, but it was something like f/6.3-16 and 1/100-1/500

#2.
Ruins - old Bucharest downtown


#4.
1800's fashion


#5.


#7.
Drive your bike in the river :)


#8.
Old house


#11.
Bridge over Dimbovita river


#12.
Cable - old Bucharest downtown


#13.
Cats, chairs & stairs - old Bucharest downtown


#14.
Love Bucharest! :)


#15.
Old buildings - old Bucharest downtown


#18.
Stairs & pillars


#32.
Water-machine


Thanks for looking & regards,
Adrian

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OK, here are my eight pictures from a total of 24exp. Did not have much time on my own this month due to moving into a new house (not to speak out of the old one, and the complementary washing...) so much of the pictures were family related.. On some of the pictures I found it very hard to nail the colours correctly after scanning (more difficult on negative film that slides), and the worst cases were converted to B/W. I've also included everything on the scan as to show no cropping..

I enjoyed so much using the Dynax 9 that I loaded it with the B/W alternative BW400CN C-41. Hoping to finish that one as well in short time, I might see if there are 12 keepers from that one too and post...

Exp#10 | 1/1500s | f5.6


Exp#11 | 1/350s | f4


Exp#12 | 1/500s | f2.8


Exp#15 | 1/750s | f5.6


Exp#17 | 1/1500s | f4


Exp#19 | 1/250s | f8


Exp#23 | 1/60s | f11


Exp#24 | 1/180s | f11
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