Last weekend I started a nice little photowalk with a friend who wanted to dive a little bit deeper into photography in general. We checked out the not so crowded part of the harbourside here in Hamburg which gave us more space to think about framing, lightning and also providing us some nice quite sceneries to capture 🙂
Time enough to test out the new old Leica M6 which I freshly bought. This time I went for colour-Film which is not really common for me 😉 But the results came out pretty nice. Check them out if you want… Continue reading →
Being a self-called “Leica-beginner” finding the right M-Body might not be that easy. I recently switched from my M6 TTL to the M6 “classic”.
This “downgrade” might sound strange but let me tell you what exactly happened 😉 This is not meant to be a real comparison on the differences these two models offer. It all just comes down to my personal perspective on both of these high quality film-rangefinders! Continue reading →
Made this shot at work after totally geeking out about M42-Lenses 😀
This is a pretty good example of what these lenses can do! Super sharp and crisp images. It shows my buddy Hendrin –> You can check out his photography on his Blog right HERE.
Shot with the classic Pentax Spotmatic SPII + the Asahi Super Takumar 55mm f1.8, loaded with Kodak Tri-X, rated at ISO 400 and finally homedeveloped in Kodak D76.
Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 🙂
The look gets in a direction where I want it to be!
It took me about 14 rolls of film to say that. Mostly Tri-X, some Ilford HP5-experiments and the tough decission between Rodinal and D-76.
Though I’m definitely a grain-lover Rodinal just gave me a way to hefty grain-structure with a loss of detail. Now that I tried to slightly overexpose my frames D-76 gives me a fine but still visible ultra classy grain-structure 🙂
Enough of experimenting! I can finally start to put more detailled work into the Tri-X + D-76-Process 🙂
I should complete the sentence by saying “Overexposing is not a crime … when you shoot film!” 😉
On the last weekend I could finally fully expose my two test-rolls of massive Kodak Tri-X-Overexposing. Okay: “Massive” maybe a bit exaggerated as I’m a coward and started by doing a full stop overexposing after mostly measuring the shadows.