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Litchfield Beach

We came down to Lithcfield beach for the week, about an 8 hour drive. Arrived in time to catch the last bit of afternoon sunlight, then got up in the am and looked out the window and saw a photographer on the beach with a tripod and thought “hey I need to be out there too!”

The family in the pics had just arrived too, the dad was beat after a long drive, I liked how he is carrying his daughters backpack.

The dog was very cool, I liked the shot of him looking back with the owner cropped out.
All run through Alien Skin 7 with the ektachrome 100GX filter.
These are the first pics for me this year, boy was I rusty at the controls.

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Portrait shoot with Jessica, Ashton and Nate

Jessica, Ashton, and Nate take time to model and enjoy the last few days as summer comes to a close.

Jessica, Sony A7R, f/1.8, 1/1250sec Post included Polaroid film emulation.

Jessica, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/1.8, Post included Polaroid film emulation.

Ashton, Sony A7R f/2.8 1/1250, ISO400, +1exp, post with agfa film emulation

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.8 post with agfa film emulation

Jessica, Sony A7R, FE55 f/1.8. F/4.0, 1/1000sec. ISO400 +2.7exp.

Jessica, Sony A7R, FE55 f/1.8@ f/4.0

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Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.8 post with polaroid film emulation

Nate, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.2 post includes Kodachrome 64 film emulation.

Nate, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.2 post includes Kodachrome 64 film emulation.

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.2 post with Tri-X400 film emulation

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.2 post with Tri-X400 film emulation

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/1.8 post with T-max100 film emulation

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/1.8 post with T-max100 film emulation

 

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.8 post with agfa APX25 film emulation

Ashton, Sony A7R, FE55mm f/1.8 @f/2.5 post with agfa APX25 film emulation

 

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Rolleiflex f/2.8 80mm

I became the owner of a nice Rolleiflex from a friend Barbara B. It was her dad’s camera and it most likely sat unused for over 40 years. I was thrilled to get a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 film and run it through the camera.

This Rolleiflex was most likely produced from 1956-1959. It is a Twin lens Reflex medium format film camera with a Schneider Xenotar 2.8/80mm lens.

This Rolleiflex was produced in Germany around 1929 and quickly became the professional camera to own. It is a Twin lens Reflex medium format film camera and this model (around 1956-1959?) has a Schneider Xenotar 2.8/80mm lens. If you know the actual date and model please drop me a note.

My grand daughter is 4 years old. She only knows digital cameras and the instant gratification of digital images. This video shows her experiencing and trying to comprehend film for the first time. She decides to rename film “luggage” and the camera was an airplane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9O8Ifglwdg

I took the roll of 12 pics and sent it off to Indie film lab. They scanned them and I got high res images returned. All these images are f/2.8 and 1/100 or 1/125 sec.
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Lori - June 15, 2015 - 7:54 pm

love the Rolleiflex and the shots taken with it, a dream of mine to own one!

Rob - January 14, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Hello This rolleiflex 2.8 c 1953 Enjoy,

Ferrell - December 20, 2014 - 9:32 am

Hi Kaso, I use Indie Film Lab. They do the processing and digitizing.

Kaso - December 19, 2014 - 10:20 am

Beautiful camera. Wonderful images. Please share briefly how you convert Kodak Tri-X 400 negatives to digital images.

Ferrell - October 21, 2014 - 8:13 am

Yes, Margaret she is Riley’s mom, Kara. Thank you, glad you stopped by.

Margaret Martin - October 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm

LOVE these. Riley (and mother?) are beautiful; LOVE the Rolleiflex. Always love your images.

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Chesapeake Bay Anomaly

An anomaly along the Chesapeake Bay submerges the jetty. I had to do it….
Sony A7R 1/500 sec., f/8.0 ISO100, FE 35mm f/2.8.

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Kara - October 30, 2014 - 9:16 pm

I love how the second picture feels like it has taken on the peaceful mind set she is sending in the first photo. Like she has calmed the waters for him. It is very poetic.

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Long Exposure

Kids playing at the beach always brings a smile to my face. I love how their enthusiasm pours out over the smallest discoveries.

Kids playing at the beach always brings a smile to my face. I love how their enthusiasm pours out over the smallest discoveries.

A long exposure taken with the A7R during late afternoon. I used 2 ND filters (10 stops each) and 302 second shutter. I walked into the scene for part of the exposure so this is a half-selfie.

A long exposure taken with the A7R during late afternoon. I used 2 ND filters (10 stops each) and 302 second shutter. I walked into the scene for part of the exposure so this is a half-selfie.

 

I took this at 7pm with darkness closing in. Someone

The forgotten beach towel.

Margaret Martin - July 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Love the half-selfie of course, and yes, the excitement over the smallest of discoveries. Your post brought to mind many memories of our family vacations on the Gulf over the years as “the kids” were growing up: the excitement over discovering baby crabs, flashlights and turtles, the joys of shelling, the post-supper beach walks when the wind changed and the day’s air began to turn into evening expansion. Btw, Thought of y’all as I watched the news of Arthur last week!

Jess Lantz - June 27, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Really like the 302 sec shot your 1/2 a selfie. Gonna have to try this

Thanks,

Jess

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