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Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:28
Thank you guys, I got it, choose one and stick to it

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:55
Consistency is everything!

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:55 am

Words/No Words • Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:53
Nice camera, superb lens, great results. Bravo! Alex.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:53 am

Words/No Words • Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:33
Yes, saw them on Flickr earlier today. More great results.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:11
It is the combination of film and processing, not only film type. All these films are very good and can give excellent results.

Trying different films is fun, let alone different developers. Over time I have changed approach, now I concentrate on one film and one process for a given ISO and never shoot less than five or 10 rolls before changing.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:11 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:55
Very interesting portraits, Alex.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:55 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:49
PFMcFarland wrote:
I thought maybe those guys were models for a mortuary service.

Great looking camera, Alex, and the photos came out very well. Sometimes you just have to let the shadows block up, like on that portrait of George. Ones attention should be on the human subject anyway, not the bushes behind him.

PF

Yes Phil, they seemed so
Thank you, I found out this camera needs one more stop open, much better results.
Here are some from the other two rolls.


Pedestrian bridge near Kievskaya Train Station


Atlases


Tree and shadow

And now portraits

Summer time


A break for delivery boys.


Vita and David


David and Vita

Example of please give me on more stop.

Morning coffee


Veggie


Olga

I recognise I was very lucky these last days, 100% people I asked for a photo said yes

Thank you for watching!

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:28
Thank you for the advices everyone.
I will try one of each those films in cloudy weather and see how it goes, after that stick to one

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:28 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00

Julio, I think I should start testing some 400 ASA films, any recommendations from you side?


Alex, I have used HP5+, TMax 400 (TMY) and Tri-X with good results. I guess Delta 400 would be also in that league. In C-41 color my favorite was Fuji 400 consumer film but I do not know if they make it anymore.

Ilford also has XP2 which is a C-41 B&W film ; if you can get C-41 development, XP2 would probably be the most flexible option because that film has incredible latitude and good contrast: being C-41 it is also easier to scan because most scanner corrections and dust elimination tricks are tuned for C-41 films.

As PF said above it helps if you can control contrast with your development.

ISO 400 would be an excellent choice with your Superb or other MF cameras where grain is not so important as in 35mm. I often use ISO 100 (FP4+) in dull weather anyway.

If you can try night pictures with dull weather, you'll be surprised!

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:00 am

Words/No Words • Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 22:34
I thought maybe those guys were models for a mortuary service.

Great looking camera, Alex, and the photos came out very well. Sometimes you just have to let the shadows block up, like on that portrait of George. Ones attention should be on the human subject anyway, not the bushes behind him.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 22:22
It helps to have a higher contrast film, too. Here are three examples from a cloudy day, with different subjects. Lighting can be called flat, but if you start with a subject that has contrast, and your film has good tones, things should look pretty good.


Looking Back by P F McFarland, on Flickr



Carbide Plant 7 by P F McFarland, on Flickr



Lowing About by P F McFarland, on Flickr

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:22 pm

Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras • Re: Baldalux Folder

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:49
Is the Balda mask interchangeable with any other camera maker? Probably not, but I thought that I would ask.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:49 pm

Words/No Words • Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:38
After 6 months monitoring auction web pages I got it for a very good price, of course from France (Toulouse).
Main specs, coupled rangefinder (so bright and easy!), Sagitar lens (tessar type) coated on e.v.e.r.y. surface (not only front), prontor II shutter and of course 6x9, double exposure prevention (Ikontas type) and real leather (not leatherette). The ready case is being restored and I will show it next week. The chrome is a bit gone in some points of the cover and it has some Zeiss bumps in the body.


Fully functional, I just opened the rangefinder cover to access the double exposure mechanisms to clean it, now it works flawless.
Also I adjusted the rangefinder through the external screw, it was a quite off for my taste, 10m mark in the focusing ring for correct focusing in the rangefinder, the seller though I wanted to return the camera due this. The good thing is that the labelling for distance in the focusing ring is accurate, if measuring with a manual rangefinder or digital camera you can't go wrong, also helps the camera is f95mm, better margins for DOF. Im close to nail it, I need to work more on the screw left-right + up-down.

I did some shooting already, two rolls and another two incoming, literally I could not stop shooting with this camera, its hot, its sunny and no family around.
Julio you are right as usual, too much sun is no so good as I thought, I'm trying to shoot a lot of lights and shadows and sometimes I can't get a good balance on the photo, maybe I doing bad metering but Im doing the same as before, need to check the film anyway and scan it myself.
On some photos I had to take the black to its position to get the result I like, sorry, I need to improve.

Here we go, the first its a portrait, this is my friend George, he is French of course!

George

Then I took the camera to dacha, what is a dacha? Normally its a small wooden house in a terrain measured in sotkas (1 sotka = 100 m2).
To every worker in soviet times 6 sotkas were given, higher the rank, more sotkas. My wife's family got 6 sotkas in a drained swamp and filled with sand 88km to the east of Moscow, in a cooperative of 340 parcels (each with 6 sotkas), surrounded by dozens of cooperatives.
Anyway 6 sotkas are better than nothing, so everyone started to build the houses by themselves of course, now there are more variety of houses, before there were like 3-4 types and everything different was because the owner modified the original designs. We have one of this, with 2 chimneys for the winter.
So all the families go to dacha during the summer times, mainly grandpas and grandmas growing some vegetables, fruits, berries, etc. taking care of the kids in a healthy environment meanwhile the parents work in the city/factory.
We have 12 sotkas!! because in the 2000 the parcel next to them was sold and they were quick buying. We have pines, birchs, apple and pear trees, berries and flowers everywhere. In fact the are the ones with a semi-forest meanwhile others have no trees at all.
Its very common to have a dacha near Moscow, unless you are from the regions and your dacha is 1000km away. But you can buy one
After the big intro some photos, its hard to take BW into the green world, so I shot wood
More photos from dacha will be added in the future.

I made this table 6 years ago.
Wooden table

One of my favourites spots, attention to the right side, the swing my daughter used to play with

Swing

Some spot where the wood is drying for the winter time

Paint needed

Same as before but with wood to be chopped.

To be chopped

At the small forest at the nearest hospital.

Lion




Statue

Now wandering through Moscow with the bike.
Bolshoi Theatre, translation is big theatre, guess why

Bolshoi Theatre

Architecture University (build 1860-1892) too much time to build it... Need to check the numbers.
It has been restored, facade is gorgeous.

Architecture University of Moscow

I cannot stop shooting streets.


Finally the White Wall I wrote about, sharp.

White Wall of Moscow

Shooting these guys makes me nervous, one day one its going to wake up and ask me why I doing a photo... Focus error.

Sleeping

More to come... I hope better

Thank you for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:38 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:27
This was a very dull and stormy day. Nikon F, 50mm f2 Nikkor-H, Tri-X rated at 1600 ASA in Acufine.


This was a typical misty day in Cape Town. Nikon F, 50mm f2 Nikkor-H, Y2 filter, Agfa Gavert motion picture stock rated at 80 ASA.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:27 am

Words/No Words • Re: Outdoors in dull weather

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 01:40
Thank you for the thread Julio, I think I should start testing some 400 ASA films, any recommendations from you side?

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:40 am

Words/No Words • Outdoors in dull weather

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:12
After Alex question, please post examples of outdoor pictures taken in dull weather that you find bright or dramatic or somehow interesting.

Night pictures especially look much better in rainy weather because of water reflections but I do not have any handy right now. In dull weather I like to go with the mood.

A few to get the thread started.









Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:12 pm

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