I shot a roll of Portra & a roll of Velvia whilst in Boston, these are from the Porta. The negatives came back from Peak Imaging rather messy/dusty :/
As a Computer Scientist I couldn’t travel to Boston & not visit MIT. Unfortunately the only day I had free to go was a Sunday & being outside of (undergraduate) term time as well the whole place was a bit of a ghost town!
Standard blackboard fare in the Stata Center.
Outside the Stata Center; I have some from the other side of the building on the Velvia which I haven’t scanned yet.
I walked past Simmons Hall as well, which is one of the undergraduate residence halls at MIT. I absolutely adore the architecture; it has about 5,500x little square windows (gaining the building the nickname ‘the Sponge’) with each single room having about 9x windows. I didn’t actually realise until I saw it in person that the windows have coloured accents on the outside (although I suppose this might be a recent addition).
I was in Boston for a conference (not hosted at MIT, incidentally) & the ‘social event’ was a sunset harbour cruise. I ended up with too many very similar shots, but I was glad I took an extra to get the plane’s takeoff timed in front of the Sun.
Had to switch to the f/1.1 at this point (up to now this post was entirely with the Biogon) which evidently has fairly prominent vignetting which is obvious in these shots where the background isn’t dark like the previous two posts.
Scanned another roll, starting to get used to the workflow & how to avoid Newton’s rings; the ‘top’ 35mm row of the V600’s negative holder seems more susceptible to them than the ‘bottom’. Mix of St Andrews & a party at a friends’ place in Dundee.
Nailing focus when drunk~
Not really sure what I was going for, think maybe I was hoping the reflection would come out nicely.
Seems not everybody approves of being a subject…
…whereas others are more indifferent/bemused.
No flash, even though it looks a bit like it was.
Kinda wish it was more obvious/believable that she was looking at him…
…then him at her.
Fellow camera geek & spam aficionado, Doug.
It seems you shouldn’t push Tri-X to 1600 if you want any shadow detail.
Not nailing focus when drunk.
Honestly no idea what was going on here, but I suspect it involved the kittens.
Subject isolation! On the X100…
…and on an actual person!
Finally bit the bullet & bought a new scanner. Settled for an Epson V600, because I want to scan 120 & 135 but can’t justify the $$$ for a dedicated 120 scanner.
These are all with the f/1.1 & are the first shots I’ve got with it on full frame (rather than the crop of the NEX). Also my first time using Xtol developer & pushing Tri-X (to 1600).
Considering I was drunk for some of these (the dev too) & the 1.1 is hard enough to focus when sober & in daylight, I was pleasantly surprised by a few of them.
I’m plenty happy with the (lack of) sharpness from both lens & scanner too, perfectly usable.
Some of these were taken in Boston whilst I was there for a conference at the beginning of the month, the rest are around St Andrews.