Dec 31, 2016

Five Best Film Images of 2016

2016 has been a year of rediscovering my vision through film. As frustrated as I was at times, I still need to celebrate what went right, and what most closely met that vision. I went back and looked at a few of my favorites from the past year. Here they are, in no particular order:

Eastern Oregon Turbine

These wind turbines seem to be everywhere in my region. I can take you to a place near the Blue Mountains where you can literally see hundreds of them at a time. I liked how the clouds were so prolific that day, and I was able to capture some of the movement of the blades, which are said to be about 75 feet in length.
Ilford Delta 100 in d-76, Red #25 filter. 

Hat Rock in Late Winter

This is the only image of the bunch that I sent out for processing. In this case, Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon. I was actually troubleshooting a problem with my Mamiya C330 and needed to see if it was in the camera or if there was a problem with my processing. Turns out I need a new seal job, something I'm undertaking in the next few weeks. 
Fujichrome Velvia 50, Mamiya C330 80mm f/2.8 lens

Small Town Oregon

The town of Condon, Oregon. There's some leakage in the bottom of this, which I attribute to some accidental flashing during processing rather than a problem with the camera itself. Nonetheless, I liked the feel of this one.
Cinestill 50, Argus C3 with 50mm lens.

Superette Market

I surprised myself by including this image here. Reds, oranges and a blue sky make for a nice combination when shot on Ektar. In fact, I've found that Ektar needs full sunshine to really work well. Taken near the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
Kodak Ektar 100

Macro Flower

I picked up a 25mm FD mount extension tube last fall and paired it with a Vivitar 28mm macro/closeup lens. Winter time is a great time to do macro when I'm caught inside. I've really been trying to improve my macro game by working on some lighting, and this is getting a lot closer to what I've been wanting to achieve.
Canon AV-1. Ilford Delta 100, Vivitar 28mm lens with 25mm extension. 

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