Tag: Pyrocat HD

An Adventure

So on Saturday I thought I had a roll of Kodak Tmax 100 loaded in my Rolleiflex. I was shooting it at EI 50 to try a technique I had heard about. When I finished the roll and unloaded the camera I found to my horror that it had been a roll of Tmax 400, thus I had overexposed by 3 stops. I did some research/guesswork, and tried developing it in Pyrocat HD developer for 10 minutes and I got very usable negatives. When I mixed up the Pyrocat HD solution it turned bright green, which I have not seen before, but it still worked!

Near the Water

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A Lonely Stone

I was at the St. James Cemetery this past Sunday morning, testing out a Zorki 4 (a Soviet era rangefinder) with an Industar-22 lens. The cemetery is a mature one, fairly full, but there is this one stone alone, isolated. I wonder why?

Lonely gravestone

 

Zorki 4, Industar-22 50mm/3.5 lens
Svema Foto 200 film, developed in Pyrocat-HD,
1+1+100, 16 minutes @ 20 C

Another Image with the Kiev and Jupiter 12

In Taylor Creek Park there is a lot of interesting fallen wood, almost like driftwood writ large, but there is no lake or ocean around. This log has caught my eye on more than one occasion.

Kiev plus Jupiter 12

 

Kiev IIIa, Jupiter 12 35mm/2.8 lens,
Svema Foto 200 film developed in Pyrocat-HD,
1+1+100 fo 16 minutes @ 20 C

 

Do My Research

I recently got a Jupiter 12 35mm/2.8 lens. A copy of the classic pre-WW II Carl Zeiss Biogon I picked it up inexpensively planning to use it on my Contax IIIa body, but after I bought it I found out the lens was not compatible, so in order to use the lens I needed to get a Kiev body. The Kiev was a Ukrainian-built copy of the Contax body. but with the lens comparability.  Luckily Kiev bodies are not expensive either. Together they make an impressive combination; I love the look of this lens in this test roll I finished yesterday in Taylor Creek Park!!

Kiev plus Jupiter 12

 

Kiev IIIa, Jupiter 12 35mm/2.8 lens,
Svema Foto 200 film developed in Pyrocat-HD,
1+1+100 fo 16 minutes @ 20 C

The Walkway

Another image from the old railway station near Yonge/Summerhill in Toronto. I love what the 15mm lens does for scenes like this!

Walkway

 

Leica IIIa, Voigtlander Helios 15mm/4.5 lens,
Tri-X developed in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 for 16 minutes @ 20 C

Lines and Curves

Still getting used to the Voigtlander Helios 15mm f4.5 Superwide angle lens, shot here with my 1930’s vintage Leica IIIa 35mm rangefinder body. I love what it does with the entrance an old train station (now a liquor store) near Yonge and Summerhill in Toronto, taken on a bitterly cold Saturday morning recently.

Old Train Station

 

Leica IIIa, Voigtlander Helios 15mm/4.5 lens
Tri-X, developed in Pyrocat HD 1+1+100, 16 minutes @ 20 C

Commonplace

An abandoned shopping cart is not that uncommon a sight in a large city, but I liked what the combination of the morning sunshine and the extreme wide-angle perspective did to it.

Grocery Cart

 

Leica IIIa, Voigtlander Helio 15mm/4.5 lens,
Tri-X developed in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 for 16 minutes @ 20 C