The first images are Kodak Ektachrome 100X (unknown expiration date), the roll shared with the Mamiya 135EE, developed with Unicolor E6 chemicals. Scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI. Minor exposure tweaks and scanning cleanup in Photoshop.
Sleepy Zoe. The tables turned — I had to clean up a scanned human hair in a photo of a cat.
I put his arms and the sign back.
Agfa APX 400 B&W. Expired 01/2010. Developed in Kodak HC-110 with Ilford Rapid Fixer. Scanned at 2400DPI.
M’s warm wax deodorizer thing uses a beautiful incandescent bulb.
Last one. He went into the compost bin after this shot. About 3 1/2 months.
M42 macro extension tube with the SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4.
… But you have an address so you’re getting our junk mail.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Comcast from filling your mailbox with crap.
I’m still shooting a roll of Fuji print film in this camera. More images as soon as I finish the roll.
Colorful tree for winter time.
Pretty! The ristras aren’t bad either.
Our Christmas tree.
Ye Olde rotting pumpkin.
Update 3 February 2016 — images from the Fuji 400 print film.
Lamp at Maria’s in Santa Fe.
I’m not sure why but this sign is funny.
Low light at Il Vicino in Santa Fe.
Lone raven flying under the storm.
End of roll double exposure. If I could just figure out how to do it on purpose.
Another morning, a quick check of Gmail. Nothing out of the ordinary until I want to log out.
The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn’t there.
I close the browser and kill all of the history. I don’t leave the “Stay logged in” box checked on purpose. Maybe Firefox is being weird — I check using Safari and it’s the same. I can kill the Firefox Gmail session but then I will be leaving the Safari session in limbo. Oh well, I kill the FF session, close Safari, and clear its history too. I’ll have to try to figure it out later when I have time.
Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.
Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?
Now a couple of hours later…
… The icon has magically returned.
Perhaps I was hasty in my judgement. Hanlon’s razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” although some versions add “but don’t rule out malice“.
I spotted some Minolta 16 film in a “lot” auction online. To get it I had to buy a Polaroid 268 flash, some bulbs that don’t fit it, Flashcubes, and a Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 230. A lot of shipping to get some tiny film cartridges but you do what you gotta do.
The 230 turned out to be pretty nice. The film in it was dried out but it has a manual and a cold clip. With a 3 X AAA kludge to give it 4.5 volts, I verified the shutter works too.
Tucked in the front of the case with the manual was this photo. The 230 doesn’t use 80 series film so I think “Midge” (no idea why that’s what I named her) is a souvenir for the photographer.
Polaroid 80 series pack film.
No idea who or where. All I know is she’s married, probably right-handed, drinks Maxwell House coffee, and wears really cool glasses.
Scanned on a CanoScan 9000f at 1200DPI. Exposure level tweaks on Muir Woods and the cats. Reduced to 25% for upload.
A little fuzzy and blown out but nice colors.
City Lights Bookstore
Our neighbor’s trees. Not Muir Woods but nice.
This last one is with the close-up lens. It’s overexposed — I used the flash too close in too-bright ambient light. It was still a good test of the range and depth of field of the lens. The front cat is at 4 inches, the gray cat is at 5 inches, and the matchbox with the horrible flash reflection is at 6.
Mexican stone cats
M sent me an email with a link to a Paul Krugman piece in The New York Times.
It got me thinking. There should be a cat in any war room so they are reminded that:
- Life has value: Aw, look at that fuzzy little face.
- Action or inaction has consequences: I didn’t change the box and he shit in my briefcase.
- Senseless evil does exist in the world: Will someone please put that mouse out of its misery? It’s making me sick.