Thursday, September 27, 2007

Diipadaapa 2

Moskva 2 + Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/1

Monday, September 24, 2007


Moskva 2 + Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/100

Fakin a scanner! These also need some Durst magic.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Close up portraits

Kiev 60 + Kaleinar 3B + macro ring
+ Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/100

Saturday, September 15, 2007

From the darkroom pt 2

Another fixed print from the darkroom and here's how it goes. For comparision you can check the crappy negative scan from here.

1. Base exposure to the whole picture f22, multigrade filter 5 for 8 seconds.
2. Extra contrast for the rocks, filter 5 for 3 seconds.
3. Details for the rocks and river, filter 00 for 3 seconds.
4. Burning the foundation of the bridge through a small hole, it was allmost white. Filter 00 for 2 seconds.
5. Bringing out rest of the details of the river, filter 00 for about 3 seconds.
6. Making the sky visible, filter 00 for 11 seconds.
7. Burning the border line of forest and sky, filter 00 about 5 seconds.

Notes from the earlier print made this one rather easy so far, though im not happy with the skies yet. Filter 00 probably isnt the right choice for the clouds.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

From the darkroom

Dont have any new pics for now so lets get into a print i made last night. Recently i have noticed im actually more skilled in darkroom than with photoshop and upgrading my enlarger to Durst M700 with Compulux timer/calculator has really brought working in darkroom to a new level. Lets see how this print was made.
1. First base exposure, F22, 8 seconds with multigrade filter no. 5 to bring out the building and details of the forest. This negative was rather dark, allmost under exposed couse i didnt want to burn the skies when i took it.
2. Second base exposure, 4 seconds of filter no. 00 to get the details of the river out and to make the sky visible, even though this wasnt enough but more of no. 00 to the whole picture would have made the forest completely dark.
3. There was a white spot (sun and foaming water) in the river so i masked everything else and gave this spot 15 seconds of no. 00.
4. Sky was still too white so now masking everything else but the sky and giving it 10 seconds of no. 00.

Priting this negative took me about 2 hours.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Fishing at Latokartano

Kiev 60 + Zodiak fishey
+ Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/200

Getting back to stand developing. Rodinal 1+200 for 2 hours. Im not too satisfied with these negative scans but im sure my Durst m700 will print em right.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Kiev 60 + MC Volna-3 80/2.8
+ Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/25

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Couple of shots from summer

Kiev 60 + MC Volna-3 80/2.8
+ Ilford Delta 400 + Rodinal 1/25

Darkroom upgrade is keeping me bit busy right now but im doing my best with posting here.

Sunday, September 2, 2007