Footwear | The Lunchtime Portraits

As is often the case, I could see The Photo coalescing from down the street, …

Footwear I | The Lunchtime Portraits

… so having metered and set my camera on approach, I kneeled down in front of the couple, and took my photo. I was finished well before they noticed me and realized that I was holding a camera.

One thing that I frequently appreciate about a twin lens camera: it is naturally invested with a quality that causes people the desire to be photographed by it. They’re intrigued, perhaps, by its other-ness, where they might otherwise be put-off at the thought of being photographed by a strange SLR or something which they more immediately recognize as a camera.

Whatever the reason, though, a photographer likes a willing subject. This couple subsequently asked me to take a photo, so I happily asked them to just continue as they were doing.

Footwear II | The Lunchtime Portraits

* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Camera Obscura | The Lunchtime Portraits

Camera Obscura | The Lunchtime Portraits

An Oxfordshire art student outside the Bodleian Library, using a camera obscura aimed at the Bodleian Libraries Clarendon Building.

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* Rolleiflex 2,8F Planar *
* Red filter *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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A Couple of Incidental Still Lifes

I have made a couple of still lifes recently with which I ended up quite happy. Of course, I’m always aiming to like my results, but still life isn’t my usual thing, and, anyway, these photos were different because they had both been created to serve another purpose. Funny as it sounds, they are the incidental byproducts of a shift from Canon to Nikon. I’m not throwing up flags, taking up allegiances, or declaring a winner. My shift, itself, is incidental, too. The Canon was too heavy. The Nikon is lighter.

This transition required that I take test shots, some to test the Canon prior to sale, more later to test the Nikon when I received it. These two photos are from those rolls that were sacrificed to the cause. They picture objects that have a place in our house (or ‘had’ in the case of the fruit), because that’s all they needed to be. Pictures, successfully. I didn’t need to go far afield, I just needed to prove that the cameras worked.

The first still life is from the Canon F-1 which I can confirm, but for the light meter, still works. I looked around the house for a subject, and there was fruit on the kitchen table in a bowl, so I thought, “Why not? Fruit in a bowl!” Classic.

Fruit in a Bowl

* Canon F-1 New *
* Canon FD 50mm f1.4 *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

This next photo is from the new-to-me Nikon which also happens to function as it should. My transition was coming to its completion, plus I had a new camera with which to play, so I was taking the time and having fun with the composition. The dry flowers sit on our kitchen window sill. I wanted a careful under-exposure of the flowers with no risk of any parts of them blown out bright, almost 18% gray but tending towards silhouette. What looks like the sun out in the background is actually a reflection in a window just behind the flowers of the sun shining over my right shoulder through another window. Due to this situation and to the intentional under-exposure, the sun provides both foreground and background light for the subject without erasing the finer details or tonal variation of either the subject or the blurred background.

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* Nikon FM2 *
* Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AI-S *
* Ilford Pan F 50 (expired) *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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The Lunchtime Portraits

The Lunchtime Portraits

Sometimes the photo walks right up to me and asks to be taken.

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* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

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Small Made Tall

Fun had with Rolleinar close up lenses.

Small Made Tall

Daisies on a Meadows path, Christ Church, Oxford

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak Tmax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

Tulip, no. 1

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Rolleinar 3 *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

Small Made Tall

Tulip, no. 2

* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Rolleinar 1 *
* Orange filter *
* Ilford FP4 Plus *
* Developed in Kodak TMax *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *

Small Made Tall

Flowered Chives

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Orange filter  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Small Made Tall

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

*  Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar  *
*  Rolleinar 3  *
*  Ilford FP4 Plus  *
*  Developed in Kodak TMax  *
*  Epson V500 scanner  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *


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