52 Cameras: Camera 99 part 2 — Polaroid CU-5 Pinhole

Thanks to the folks at Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day for getting me started in another addictive diversion.

1200DPI scans on a CanoScan 9000f. I scanned in color and decided to leave them that way.

The scanned images in the video and the ones posted here are unedited except for resizing. The negative scans had levels adjusted before reversing to positive. It’s kind of a cool effect doing it that way — I just have to reverse my thinking to imagine what it will look like.

Socorro Peak from the Socorro Holiday Inn Express.

Socorro Peak from the Socorro Holiday Inn Express.

I haven’t scanned the Socorro Peak negative yet. I put it between two pieces of paper to protect it not realizing it still had wet developer goo on it. I washed off some of the emulsion with the glued-on paper.

Negative from my test shot.  It's grainier but the boosted contrast really adds something.

Negative from my test shot. It’s grainier but the boosted contrast really adds something.

The tire swing.  Not bad for a pinhole but kind of "meh".

The tire swing. Not bad for a pinhole but kind of “meh”.

Tire swing negative.  The grain and contrast give it a melancholy feel.

Tire swing negative. The grain and contrast give it a melancholy feel.

Curly grass in the back yard.

Curly grass in the back yard.

Curly grass negative.

Curly grass negative.

Some people have gotten sharp images using pinhole cameras. I’m not there yet. I’m going to try more experiments and not wait until the week before next year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day to cobble something together.

52 Cameras: Camera 98 part 2 — Fujica STX-1

This is the Konica film I split between the Minolta SR-T 200 and this Fujica. They did a study that showed new parents took more pictures than any other amateur photographers. I get it, target the people buying film, but did they really change the film or just the marketing?

Film Bebe.

Film Bebe.

Slightly expired Fuji Superia 400 film. It’s been cloudy so the extra speed was nice. I bought it before it expired and froze it so it’s in good shape. Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

Quiet, writer at work.

Quiet, writer at work.

Rosaries at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe.

Rosaries at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe.

Blossoms in the yard.

Blossoms in the yard.

Three horses and a donkey in La Mesilla.

Three horses and a donkey in La Mesilla.

52 Cameras: Camera 97 part 2 — Minolta SR-T 200

Another shot with the Lomo Earl Grey film.

Another shot with the Lomo Earl Grey film.

The rest were shot using expired (1999) 200 ISO Konica “Baby Film”. It was supposed to capture the delicate tones and textures of a baby’s skin. I should have gotten images of a baby just for the irony — most of the frames had horrendous color shifts. I got it in a box of film and disposable cameras from a guy cleaning out his garage. Not ideal storage conditions. I’m hoping the APS film (the reason I bought the lot) fared better.

Processing and scanning (and a lot of color correction) by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

Vintage lamp with CF bulb at La Mesita in Pojoaque, NM.

Vintage lamp with CF bulb at La Mesita in Pojoaque, NM.

Roadrunner and snake sculpture.

Roadrunner and snake sculpture.

The Rail Runner Express.

The Rail Runner Express.

52 Cameras: Camera 96 part 2 — Yashica Auto Focus S

Expired Kodak Ektachrome slide film developed in stored-too-long and used-too-many-times Unicolor E6.

Note to self: Do not buy a $#@!-ton of slide film at once even if it seems like a super deal.

Note to self in case of ignoring first note to self: Do not be a cheapskate and try to get just one more roll from old chemicals.

I adjusted out a lot of magenta but now they’re kind of blue. Any more warming filter and they start to turn greenish yellow. It could be worse — I thought I’d have to convert to black and white.

Goober

Goober

'Toons, tacos, and tea.  Breakfast of champions.

‘Toons, tacos, and tea. Breakfast of champions.

The sun got low enough to shine under the clouds.

The sun got low enough to shine under the clouds.

52 Cameras: Camera 95 part 2 — Rover (Diana) 620

I only got six shots on the first roll before the film jammed. A couple of examples are in the video.

Expired Kodak Ektar 100 film. Processed by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe and scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.

The view from our room at The Line in LA.  We paid for a view of the Hollywood Hills and it was foggy the whole time.

The view from our room at The Line in LA. We paid for a view of the Hollywood Hills and it was foggy the whole time.

Kodak Tri-X 400 developed in HC-110 and Ilford rapid fix. Scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.

"Urban Light" by Chris Burden at LACMA.

“Urban Light” by Chris Burden at LACMA.

My sweetie at Ray's & Stark Bar at LACMA.

My sweetie at Ray’s & Stark Bar at LACMA.

Palm tree and marble.

Palm tree and marble.

There's always construction in LA.

There’s always construction in LA.

Waterfall at the La Brea Tar Pits museum.

Waterfall at the La Brea Tar Pits museum.