Saturday, June 15, 2019
All Things Visual
It's Flag Day, I think. Patriotism abounds. All things red, white, and blue.
I've been working with the 8x10 camera. I took it apart. I'd forgotten how to, if I ever knew. I was scared that I would break something. After I got it apart, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get it back together. But I did. Took a portrait of Ili sitting by the window. Used five year old Impossible color film that has been sitting in the garage. It worked, but the colors were very faded. I rather liked it.
A new box of color film came yesterday. The color should be vibrant. I will try some today.
And I got back scans of four 8x10 negatives I sent to California for processing. It worked.
It costs me about $20 a shot to take 8x10 images--if I do it right. This little experiment might not last long. Still. . . .
It has been gray here, so I have been shooting with my Leica Monochrom. Black and white is good in pale light, or at least better than color. I think. Maybe.
O.K. Saturday. I am ready to start the day. Here's to the visual.
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