Back at work (Already?!)

I thought Amelia would have played up more with me not being around all day like the last three weeks. Ha, goes to show my over inflated sense of importance. Straight out of the car at her grandmothers. No tears, nothing. I’ll take those Christmas presents back now, thanks.

Fuji64D in C41

So, having obtained some Fuji64D it seemed time to experiment.

I’ve developed this stock as B&W with good results, but now that I’d processed the colour film I’d bought my C41 kit for, it seemed like a good time to try this ECN2 stock.

I’m shooting handheld in bright sunlight with an F3 using a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D.

Ok, so I expected a colour cast. These are uncorrected direct from an Epson V700. The scanner will try to fix exposure frame by frame, but looking at the negatives, there is little difference even though I tried a range of EI here.

What I wasn’t expecting was the difference in colour at f/8.

Overall, it is not a bad result. In this case, I followed some of the net advice to process as normal and remove the remjet following the BLIX. Hmm, in my case, the remjet had already started to come off and ended up partly in the BLIX. I’ll need to filter that. However this was why I waited to the rated end of the Tetenal kit before doing this, so no loss.

When developing this stock ad B&W I used a washing soda prebath and vigorous agitation. In that case I had no problems with remjet adhering to the emulsion. Perhaps I’ll try pre removal for the next experiment.

 f/8  f/1.8
 EI12  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_001  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_002
 EI15  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_003  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_004
 EI20  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_005  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_006
 EI25  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_007  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_008
 EI32  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_009  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_010
 EI40  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_011  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_012
 EI50  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_013  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_014
 EI64  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_015  00XX_Fuiji64D_test_20131219_016

This is why I don’t like .NET

I end up writing most of my things against the basic API. It requires no additional steps by the users and for the installed base of computers, (still have XP and for some special offline applications, W2K) it allows single binary platform support.

For the installation and operation of XXXXX on Windows the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
or .NET Framework 3.x is required (please note that .NET Framwork 4 or newer will
not work).

Washing the car because we can

Some time back I got very lucky with a photo of Amelia framing herself with an arc of water from the hose. It was B&W and not really focused. So a sunny afternoon washing the car presented a new opportunity.

All I have to do is get her to do it again…











Finally, but with a lower resolution waterproof camera. Have to try again another day….

Things heard while feeding ducks

Mother and boy of about four walk up while Amelia and I are feeding some ducks.

Boy: mum, you like boys don’t you. You like lots of boys!
Mother: um (turning red)
Boy: Do you like Dad?
Mother: sometimes

Then she ushered him away while avoiding eye contact. Provably wishing she could disappear into a crack in the ground.

Don’t you love kids?