RB67 Roll 3
Wednesday, July 30 2015
Most of these were taken in March/April. I then got busy with other projects and let the camera sit for a while. A few weeks ago I finally finished off the roll of film.
The goal of these is not to take a great picture although that would certainly be nice. I don’t think or see in B&W and am trying to get a feel for how this camera works with the film (Tri-X) and developer (Diafine) that I’m using. All shots were metered using an EI of 1200.
Two images of a doll. The first I let the scanner auto expose and didn’t
go back to fix. It was underexposed, anyway. I’m learning that this
camera/film wants more light and if the reading is borderline err on that
#1 f/5.6 1/8s
#2 f/5.6 1/4s
Another under exposed shot. This is a 1980 era 35 mm SLR that my brother gave
me. I’ve run one roll of very old fiml though it so far. Eventually I’ll
get back to playing with it.
These Two pictures were taken on a sunny day. I’m disapointed in that
I blew out the details of the Jasmine flowers. It wasn’t unexpected, though.
Across the street – f/22 1/400s
Jasmine – f/11 1/250s
This was a surprise. In the first image I metered the full sun and expected to
see more detail in the maple. In the second image I metered for the shadows.
For that I expected the maple to be completely blown out. Interesting results.
#1 f/32 1/400s
#2 f/8 1/400s
A sceene with less dynamic range.
The grand kids hadn’t yet destroyed the Lego super villian. It makes for a
#1 f/6.7 1/30s
#2 f/3.5 1/125
When I turned off the scanner auto exposure/level and locked it to whatever it read from the film base for this roll I got good blacks (expected). When importing the tif files into Lightroom the range is from black to grey. I have to push the hightlights a lot to get anything close to white. I think this is mostly a scan issue. The program (VueScan) has Eleventy Seven knobs to turn that all effect the result.
Saturday, August 1st
Some time with the VueScan doc plus a bit of playing with the user interface shows that I can not set the white point if I have the color balance set to none. Given that these are B&W images that somewhat surprised me. Setting the color balance to manual lets me take a look at the histogram of the scanned image and set the white point before saving. This is better than playing with the brightness (gamma) control as I was doing. I rescanned the images and did some minor editing for comparison. I see I should have spent more time doing dust removal on some of these images, too.