Friday, March 30, 2012

Calle Ocho at Night

Calle Ocho at Night
It was Friday/Friday it was...two weeks ago. Leica M2/35mm/Tri-X at ISO3200.

Ocean Drive Nights, continued...

Ocean Drive Nights, continued...

As promised, more night shots. Most of these were taken with Leica M2/35mm lens on Tri-X rated at E.I.3200/developed in 2xDiafine. The other camera was Bessa R3M also with 35mm lens:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Like a Bird in a Cage...

Like a Bird in a Cage...

Caught this scene getting off the bus on the way from Little Havana the other day. Bessa L/25mm/Tri-X at ISO1600

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ocean Drive Nights

Ocean Drive Nights

Shot few rolls of Tri-X at South Beach this weekend: it was St Patrick day and the crowds were dense and wild...more pictures to follow

Monday, March 12, 2012

Any day but Monday!

Any day but Monday

She was big, beautiful, sad, "la grande dame brunet"...I could not help but point my Olympus in her direction and snap the picture.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Presidential election in Russia -- video feed

http://webvybory2012.ru
Video feeds from all polling places of Presidential elections in Russia.
Checked my former school in mother land, in small town named Yelabuga -- it is working! Checked small villages around the town -- working, too! Amazing.
You can use your twitter/google etc registration to connect to the system.

A120 Brownie film from 20s developed


I received this from Eagle River, WI: (2) two glass tubes with Kodak developer and (1)roll of antique Kodak A120-6 Brownie film on (equally antique) wooden spool.
Now, for the record: this is not the best way to store film!
"A" in the film's name has a meaning: it is an "Autographic" type of film. This type of roll film had additional copy paper layer providing photographer an opportunity to write notes on the film using small metal stylus at the time of the exposure.
This additional paper layer is good for the preservation; films of this type are usually survive longer than the rest of the pack, this one is no exclusion from the rule: been cellulose nitrate-based film, it is not supposed to be in a good shape at all, but it is.
I checked the copy paper layer after I rolled the film into the developing spiral -- no, no luck, no notes.
I developed the film in cold (42F) concentrated (10%) Kodak HC-110 developer for 5min 30sec, as development tests suggested. Three (out of six) frames survived: