Sunny 16...

by Pino Pino July. 03, 2020 865 views

My Kodak Retina IIa film is done being processed... and it worked!

I couldn't be truly sure the camera was in good working order until I exposed and processed a roll of film... but I am happy to say it is absolutely in good working order!

It is a Range Finder which was a little different to shoot... and it, of course, was on me to judge exposure using Sunny 16... and I chose a subject/location that had lots of range so had to be careful to calculate/judge based on my primary subject within the scene...

It worked!

I'm so excited!

This first shot is the one I'm most excited about because, even though it doesn't have any dinosaurs or family in it, it is a shot I took specifically to try to cover white, black, and all the greys in between...

Effectively I had to do a little Ansel Adams Test of covering that full range - testing both the camera and my Sunny 16 skills...

And then there was this one of the newspaper on the breakfast table... so no direct sun...

Again, testing my ability along with the camera's to achieve decent exposure...

I'm pretty impressed with how well it did - and I did! I was more nervous about my rusty skills than I was about the camera's ability to perform! ;)

Then it was time to get some Prehistoric photos in the Fern Garden... The actual Father's Day event!

My color photos taken with one of my Ricoh/Pentax DSLRs are in a previous blog.

Allosaurus, Triceratops, Darco Rex, Ankylosaurus, and another that I forget at the moment... ;)

Allosaurus, Triceratops, Darco Rex, Ankylosaurus, and another that I forget at the moment... ;)

My Buddy setting the scenes for me...

My Buddy setting the scenes for me...

Of course these were all developed into negatives and then scanned so I processed them digitally (in Lightroom)... so 1940s technology from exposure to develop (negatives) and then flat out 21st Century processing...
Being that it was film, I knew I could err on the side of over exposure (for negative film - as opposed to reversal film)... whereas with digital I would err on the side of under exposure (like I would with reversal film)...

So, needless to say, I'm pretty happy with the above results... I've now gotten good results from my old Medium Format 6x6 cameras, my old 35mm SLR cameras, and my spiffy new Range Filer 35mm camera... Next up, my 1940's Double 8 Reversal Film Video Camera!

I just got my first roll of Double 8 video film to try out in my Revel Model 88 - and that IS reversal film... so I'll have to remember to err on the side of under exposing it when I take it out for a spin later this month...
I promise I WILL get more of my book photography project shared but I was just TOO excited and had to post these! ;)
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Jay Boggess 9 months, 1 week ago

Great mono definition. Love the dinosaurs in the photos! Thanks for these!

ps...thanks for "following" my blog~grinning

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Pino Pino Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months, 1 week ago


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Jay Boggess Replied to Pino Pino 9 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for liking and saving my images, as well!smile

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