W/NW Pic-O'-The-Week #41

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by billblackwellphotography, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Leica M-P 240, 35mm Zeiss T* f/1.4 Distagon ZM
    Goldfield, AZ (near Tucson, AZ). B&W conversion via Nik (film simulation = Pan-X)
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  2. Glover Park, Marietta, GA, Leica M2, 50mm f/2 Summicron, Kodak HIE Film, Developed D76, Scanned on Nikon Coolscan V.

  3. Dreamy effect.
    All in camera?
    Love it.
  4. Yup, it's the lack of an anti-halation layer in the HIE. It's a very thin film and it tends to curl quite a bit. This was part of why it was so popular when it existed, this dreamy "glow" effect (depending on where on the exposure curve you take the shot). Getting approximately the right exposure took a whole notebook full of rules of thumb and exceptions. After tearing out my hair, I bought a modified Minolta meter from a guy modifying them on the internet. The meter has its OWN filter holder and you put the same filter in there that you do on the camera. With opaque filters like this one, a rangefinder allows you to still focus where an SLR wouldn't. Of course you have to still CHANGE the focus for IR a little. It's not always obvious where you WANT the exposure on this film -- lighter or darker, but using this light meter lets me get a reasonably consistent negative density and you have to take it from there. Now I think I have a little lost sensitivity to calculate in.

    Just have the stuff left in the freezer, but despite what I was told about HIE not being any good after a few years, it still seems to be surviving pretty well. Maybe it needs a touch more exposure. On the other hand, loading and unloading the camera in total darkness (in a changing bag) is a pain in the buns. First time I've had my M2 out in a while. 60 years on, it's still a heck of a camera.
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  5. Well I really like it.
    Thanks for going to the trouble and posting the results.
  6. Would someone mind starting the "W/NW pic of the week" thread for week 42 next Friday? I'll be travelling and not returning until next Saturday (10/13). I'm not sure Uhooru is back by then.
  7. Granville Island, Vancouver. Summilux 50mm
  8. Havana, Cuba (Leica M6 and Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide-Heliar)

  9. I'll be back from my vacation by Friday. So I'll post. Thanks all for picking-up while I was gone.
  10. Franciscan Monastery Interior, Washington, DC


    M240, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH)
  11. Leica M4-P. The Musée Mécanique San Francisco.

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  12. Leica M-P 240, 35mm Zeiss T* f/1.4 Distagon ZM
    Goldfield, AZ
  13. Some great shots here. Billblackwellphotography, two excellent shots, crisp, contrasty, really well done. Carbon-dragon, I'd endorse Moving On's comment. My photos were done over the weekend on a train trip to and from Sydney (about 5 hours each way) to visit my mother in the suburb of my birth, Pendle Hill. It has changed dramatically over the years. The railway went thru in 1926 to service a Bonds cotton goods factory (which still exists, but does not manufacture anymore - that is now done in China, Thailand, and Vietnam - but still acts as storage). And it really 'boomed' post war, with quarter acre blocks and bungalow construction. It has been a favourite settlement location over the last decade for Sri Lankans and Indians, and its character has changed dramatically.

    The first is of a morning stop and leg stretch (the train leaves my town at 1.00 am). The second is of the revamped entry to the railway station - a modernist piece of architectural brutalism. The third is an example of the spice stores that now line the main road. And the fourth is of a fellow traveller on the return leg around 8.00pm. All done with an M type 240 and the 7Artisans 50mm lens, which I discovered was back focussing (previous blurry shots were not the result of my inebriation, LOL). Although adjusting the close focus as best I could, now means it doesn't infinity focus. It needs live view or an EVF to get anywhere near acceptable focus. And then you have to deal with the softness and lack of resolution. I'm becoming less sanguine about it and will try my re-furbed jupiter 50mm as a comparison over the coming week. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1)

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  14. Uhooru, welcome back. Is this shot from your holiday. A bit sparse in the foreground, and maybe that's what you want to convey, but my eyes go to the hills in the background. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1). In your absence, there have been some great shots here: Allancobb's franciscan monastery; sergio_ortega (though he does things with colour that beggar me); Allen Herbert's shot - I'd like to know how he did that - it's almost HDR; michael_levy's continuing ethnographic essay. Welcome back, Uhooru.
  15. Thanks Arthur! I've been looking at all the nice shots and thanks all for picking up the slack. Errr thanks for the comment on the photo Arthur, yes it is meant to be stark, and the fore ground is, to me, just fine. This is from the San Joaquin Valley, also referred to as the California Central Valley and is one of the biggest agricultural areas in the world. You're seeing the effects of the fires that have raged throughout California these last couple of years. The whole valley was rimmed in smokey haze to the point where you could see neither the coastal mountains nor the Sierra Nevada mountains. I imagine the smoke entered the upper valley as there was a huge fire in the Redding area of CA about 500 miles North of here, and the mountains just trapped the smoke.
  16. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Leica D Lux 109 Rough Monochrome
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  17. " Allen Herbert's shot - I'd like to know how he did that - it's almost HDR" Arthur.

    Apology for the late reply, Arthur.

    Sometimes ,I look at a photo and manipulate it in various editing programs. I suppose, I do that to see the photo as I'm seeing, as apposed the image the camera is recording if that makes sense.

    I just manipulate it to where I want it to be...….. keeping no records to how I achieved that.

    I'm a fan of chaos I suppose.

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