This was pretty cool. Skies in West Chester were clear, we had about 75% coverage at eclipse maximum. I don’t have a solar setup for my camera, so these are improvised.
Winter is over, both meteorologically and officially for the 46ers, so Kathy and I toted around Keene Valley and Keene (New York) enjoying our last day here.
Ice crystals captured with my 100mm and 200mm macro lenses during the recent cold spell.
Exploring two more excellent SMC Takumar lenses with the Lens Turbo: the 135mm f/2.5 and 100mm f/4 Macro.
The day after our hike of the Santanoni Range, we let our knees rest and spent some time toting around Keene and Keene Valley.
One of the gems from the 35mm film days, the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens is popular for use on modern cameras.
The Pentax-FA* 24mm f/2 is a small (for it’s focal length and aperture), well-built, sharp, fun lens.
Ocean City, New Jersey was hit last year by Hurricane Sandy, and lost much of its sand. Apparently they pumped in more for this year’s beachgoers, and while the sand restored the surface area it wasn’t great for walking/sand castling because of the excessive shells.
I needed some extra today…
Late last year I picked up some Kodak Gold 800 film cheap from Walgreens, and I finally got around to shooting some.
Test shots with the biggest camera I’ll likely own.
“You can’t do this with digital.” — Me, the last time I accidentally double-exposed a roll of film.
I had to finish a roll to try the new chemicals last week, these are the results. Taken with my Pentax 645n and 120/4 Macro on Kodak Portra 800 film. Developed in Kodak chemicals that…
I got some great new chemicals yesterday, that allow me to develop normal black & white film as positives instead of negatives. It was a good bit of work since the chemicals came in powder form, but it was worth it. It is a really neat look.