Saturday, March 28, 2009
Last night I photographed a group of Christian rockers called, "Saved by Grace".
The pictures below were taken with a Leica MP, 50/f1.4 Summilux (pre-asph), and Kodak Tmax P3200 film, exposed @ EI 800.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Scott played "Highland Cathedral" for the processional at our wedding last year, backed up by a full orchestra. He is truly a gifted muscian. Man, that was awesome!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Yesterday I decided my 1955 Leica IIIf RD needed a workout. That's the camera featured in the previous post sitting alongside the Kodachrome. So with it's 1946 Summitar 50/f2.0 lens and a roll of Kodak Tri-X, I shot a few pictures of our greyhound, Zoomer. That 63 year-old lens can still make that sweet light sing. And it makes the ol' boy look pretty good too.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Several weeks ago, I posted some pictures of a roll of 53 year-old Kodak Tri-X black & white film that I had aquired. I doubt I'll ever try to shoot that film, as the reason I picked it up was for an interesting still-life prop. Today I received some Kodachrome that's even more ancient than the Tri-X. This Kodachrome is dated to expire in 1954, meaning it was probably manufactured in 1952. It's 57 years-old! Kodak manufactured this specific type of Kodachrome from 1936 until 1962.
Back when I first starting photographing as a freshman in high school, 35mm Kodak film came in silver, unpainted aluminum, screw-top canisters. I had always wished I kept some of those old canisters. But the ones from this 57 year-old film are even cooler! The red and orange paint that Kodak gave these canisters were the traditional Kodak logo colors. They'll make a nice addition to my collection of retro still-life props.
Monday, March 2, 2009
I ended up shooting an entire roll of Tri-X on this assemblage.