Hello. This blog entry features B/W photographs taken in Vienna, Austria. Main topics are: A nice Lady, random street photographs, stuff. All of them are shot on true black and white film and are processed by myself. I scan the negatives with a Nikon Coolscan V ED, crop them and add a tad contrast in Photoshop. Why am I saying this? Because this blog was featured in some photoblog-list (http://www.coudal.com/archive.php?cat=cat_photography to be precise) and it said “Not sure exactly what it is [..]” thus the short intro text.
Anyway, it’s ridiculously hot here in Vienna and riding the bus is masochism for professionals. Anyway, the first few frames are taken on APX100 which I processed for 10:30 in Kodak XTOL; not too happy with the result. Still a bit thin in my opinion – back to 11″ I guess. I processed a friends APX100 for 11″ yesterday and it really looked gorgeous.
Ha, I was just finishing that roll so I could start a new 400TX and expose at iso3200. Somehow I like this shot tho. Haven’t developed the 400TX at iso3200 so far. Still 12 exposures left… and I’m poor. In every aspect. HA!
Their mom is having birthday so were taking pictures. This was last week – lots of rain and course it started raining while we were shooting. However, we found shelter in some cut off tree and some time for reviewing photos.
Serious business. ON A SIDE NOTE: I FORGOT THE LENS HOOD WHICH MEANS I HAD LOVELY LENS FLARE. STILL PISSING ME OFF.
Anywho, he told us that he used to be an amateur photographer himself. He mentioned that he used to do prints and negatives himself but I most likely won’t know about that stuff since everything is digital these days. Well.
This is one hell of a weird lady. She’s never touching anything without putting a plastic bag over her hands. Furthermore, she’s talking lots of weird shit and cursing other people… what a sweet old lady. I guess some people living in Vienna might recognise her.
Since shipping that B+W ND filter takes ages, I got a cheap second hand ND4 filter for now. It’s a Marumi (never heard of them before) and has a horrible mount but for EUR 3 it’s a great deal. This is f/2,8 2/3, 1/250 and 400TX – the filter softens a bit… okay for my needs.
That’s it I think. Not much more to say except that it’s really hot and that I’m going to have a cold shower now. Take it easy but not too easy. Meanwhile, I’ll try to figure out why I’m having weird white dots on my last medium format 125PX.