Wednesday Night Racers Head to the Bay
Nikon N90, Kodak T-Max 100, sepia tone applied in PSE
I have a few images from the archives to share for now while I wait on more opportunities to get out. The boats here are headed out toward the turnaround point on the Chesapeake Bay just south of the bay bridge, after which they will return home for the crowded finish in front of Annapolis Yacht Club. (See Stacked Finish and Go, Baby, Go for an idea of the intensity of the finish line.)
The tower in the background is one of three remaining towers of the Naval Communications Station Washington, D.C., preserved for historical purposes as the array is no longer in use.
I just purchased an 80mm enlarging lens for less than $100 on Ebay (barely…as in $1). Now that agonizing wait until it arrives where I sweat it out, hoping it’s in the claimed condition…
More supplies to acquire after this, but I will have to do a formal inventory of what I have already before I know exactly what I need.
Q:Give the apug forum a try for the lens
Thank you, James. Will do.
Someone Else’s Stuff Showcase #2: Pacific + Pine
…And a Brief Update
I took a risk with a roll of very expired Portra 800, since it was all I had at the time, and shot some gorgeous images on it. I know I nailed the exposure and the composition. But alas, I got burned. The film was a bit too expired.
And so this, in combination with the complications of equipping myself with a crude developing and printing setup (good 80mm enlarging lenses are hard to come by for less than $100 on Ebay, it seems*), has resulted in a lack of images posted to the blog.
I have plans, though - big plans…or at least medium-sized ones.
But in the absence of worthwhile work of my own to post, I thought I would share this exquisite composition and use of light by someone better at this photography thing than I, the author of the Pacific & Pine blog over at http://pacificandpine.tumblr.com/. He (or she) has an excellent eye, capturing normal, mundane life with a refreshing perspective on 35mm film. I commend the blog to you and certainly recommend following him (or her) (or them) (or whatever).
*Anybody know where I can get a good Rodagon 80mm f/4 or Componon-S 80mm f/4 for less than $100? (If you actually visit my blog, you can answer in the comments…)
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Nikon N90, Kodak T-Max 100, sepia tone added in PSE 7
The Farr 40 Ramrod wins the Annapolis Yacht Club Wednesday Night Races in August 2013.
I tweaked my sepia recipe a bit for this image, in an attempt to more closely resemble what I hope to do in a real darkroom someday.
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