more ruined portraits

here is how this happened. a while back i needed to develop my first 35mm b&w roll – so far i’ve only been doing medium format, have a metal tank and reel for that but no 35mm reel. a metal reel costed more than a new plastic tank with reels, so i decided to go for that, a paterson tank with adjustable reels. there is a learning curve involved, loading plastic reels is quite different from metal reels. this was my second roll and after a few attempts – you know, while doing it inside a changing bag – i finally loaded my 36 exposure roll and put it in the tank. i was chatting with a friend, walking her through the procedure of home developing… and i did not pay to attention to how i inserted the roll in the tank. if you are not familiar with paterson tanks, they hold 2 stacked up 35mm rolls (or 1 120 roll), but if you develop just one, you can place the roll on the bottom reel and make less solution (290ml instead of 500ml). except i put the reel with the film on top and that let the film out of the developer for all the time it wasn’t being agitated (10 sec every minute for 6:30min). same goes for stop bath and fixer. once fixed, the result is final. and this is it. still kicking myself for not paying attention.

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canon a-1 | fuji neopan 400

 

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shopping, the size of little people

had a little developing issue with this roll (note to self: do not develop at midnight after a very long day) and i’m left with 36 exposures of uneven marks. trying not to cry about it. there were some good shots in there. sigh.CanonA1-Neopan400-221

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canon a-1 | fuji neopan 400

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childhood is made of little things

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mamiya nc1000s | neopan 400

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the boy and his scooter

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refreshing herself

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mamiya nc1000s | neopan 400

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like mother, like daughter (and son!)

took this of alice one week before her second birthday. a girl after my heart. the nikon f55 wasn’t loaded but she has a good grip! the future is looking bright.

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but big brother is not far either. he also loves cameras. and my iphone. now the kids also “own” an instagram feed, filled with their iphone/ipod only photos. @aliceandroberto

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hasselblad 500 c/m | ilford delta 3200

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baby abel

for some reason, i had some major underexposure going on here. i still love these shots.

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mamiya nc1000s, neopan 400

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vroom

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mamiya nc1000s, neopan 400

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more old scans

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kodak ultramax 400, converted to black and white in scanning.

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fuji neopan 400. i just love this film stock.

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half moon bay. fuji superia xtra 400.

all shot with mamiya nc1000s

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half moon bay

MamiyaNeopan400-04

MamiyaNeopan400-04

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mamiya nc1000s, neopan 400

 

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