2021

Posted in 35mm, Canon FD, film, Leica, Nikon, photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2021 by msogavt

I started the year kind of burned out on taking photos. After a year of the pandemic, I hadn’t really gone anywhere and working from home meant that there was little of the day-to-day opportunity to explore the town. So I shot very little.

Then about half way through the year, I decided to try different film stock to get myself out of the slump. I rediscovered color dabbling with Lomography‘s 400 and 800 color negative as well as their Metropolis. I also loaded up on different black and white film, including the new Acros II and film from CineStill – 800t, BWXX – though I’ve yet to get to them.

And I see lots of possibilities for the super high contrast of Japan Camera Hunter‘s Streetpan 400.

I didn’t stop shooting black and white, but shooting color in 35mm when I’d mainly used the medium for 120 gave me a new way to see a familiar landscape.

So I’ve given over a shelf in my fridge to this hoard of film – both 35mm and 120. And while winter doesn’t offer the best light, I’m eager to continue shooting in the new year. I usually shoot 120 only when I”m traveling but I think I’ve found some shots locally that I’d like to try.

I’ve also decided to get back into developing my own black and white, something I haven’t done since I was in school, and have started DSLR scanning some of the old slides in my binder, some dating back to the 70s (the colors from Kodachrome and Ektachrome are amazing and require no real adjustment once they’ve been uploaded).

I leave you with best wishes for the new year.

Here are some of the highlights – in no particular order – from another year of shooting film:

Lomo CN 400, Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Lomo CN 400, Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Ilford HP5, Leica M6 TTL, Summmicron 35
LomoChrome Metropolis, Nikon F3, Nikkor 50mm f1.4
LomoChrome Metropolis, Nikon F3, Nikor 50mm f1.4
Kodak Ultramax 400, Nikon F2, Nikkor 50mm f1.4
JCH Streetpan 400, Leica M6 TTL, Summicron 35
JCH Streetpan 400, Leica M6 TTL, Summicron 50
JCH Streetpan 400, Leica M6 TTL, Summicron 50
Lomography CN 400, Canon A1, Cannon FD 50mm f1.2
Lomography CN 400, Canon A1, Cannon FD 50mm f1.2
Lomography CN 400, Canon A1, Cannon FD 50mm f1.2

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Frost

Posted in 35mm, film, Nikon with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2021 by msogavt
Frost rimmed leaves, UVM Wheelock Farm, Oct. 31, 2020, South Burlington.

Nikon F3 Nikkor S 50mm f1.4, Ilform HP5

As the crow flies

Posted in 35mm, Contax, film, photography, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2021 by msogavt
Crow above the corn fields, UVM Wheelock Farm, Nov. 5, 2020, South Burlington.

Phone booth

Posted in 120 filim, film, Medium format, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2021 by msogavt
Phone booth, Middlebury Breadloaf campus, Aug, 23, 2020, Ripton, Vermont.

I wonder if there’s a working phone in there.

Black Bayou Bridge, Glendora, MS

Posted in 120 filim, film, Hasselblad, Medium format, photography, Planar, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2020 by msogavt
The Black Bayou Bridge in Glendora, Mississippi, Feb. 4, 2020, where Emmet Till’s body was thrown into the Tallahatchie river.

Gracen Chapel, Glendora, MS

Posted in 120 filim, film, Hasselblad, Medium format, photography, Planar, Travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2020 by msogavt
Gracen Chapel, Glendora, Mississippi, Feb. 4, 2020.

Aaron Henry Stood Tall Here

Posted in 35mm, film, Leica, photography, Rangefinder, Travel with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2020 by msogavt
Aaron Henry Stood Tall Here, MLK Blvd, Clarksdale, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2020.

Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Posted in 120 filim, Hasselblad, Medium format, photography, Planar, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2020 by msogavt
Delta Blues Alley Cafe, Clarksdale, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2020.

The Caddy is a fixture in front of the cafe.

Withered

Posted in 35mm, film, Leica, photography, Rangefinder, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , on December 9, 2019 by msogavt

2019 1019 Mud Pond Williston 4

Oct. 19, 2019

Mud Pond Conservation Area, Williston, VT

Reflection

Posted in 35mm, film, Leica, photography, Rangefinder, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2019 by msogavt

2019 1019 Mud Pond Williston 2

Oct. 19, 2019

Mud Pond Conservation Area, Williston, VT

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