Week 19 | October 19 – 25, 2019

No film this week. Some Astia jpgs with the x100f and even an edited iPhone pick.

I struggle with the color on the x100f. I wrestle with shooting RAW and using vsco presets. But I don’t want to get bogged down with more choices, more technology.

Anyway, here’s some shots from the past week:

Loyal Heights, Washington. October 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. October 24, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.
Ballard, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia
Loyal Heights, Washington. October 25, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.

Magnolia Library, Seattle

The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in the early 1960s. The style is described as Northwest Regional Modernism.

The architect, Paul Hayden Kirk, worked with landscape architect Richard Haag to design a library that integrated with the surrounding landscape and marked a distinct break from the libraries build between 1908 and 1921 in the Beaux-Arts Carnegie style.

It won an Award of Merit from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1965, and garnered the First Honor Award in the AIA American Library Association’s third annual Library Award Program in 1966. In March 2001, the Seattle Landmarks Board voted to add the Magnolia Branch Library to the city’s list of historic landmarks.

More information can be found at this excellent resource: sah-archipedia.

Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.

Ilford Delta 400 | Rollei 35 S

Back from Moonphoto comes this weeks scans: Ilford Delta 400 shot with the Rollei 35 S.

The first three shots are architectural. Two from Ballard, including the first one of the award winning Ballard Library, and the third a building on the campus of Northwest Hospital.

Other writers have gushed about this film. I won’t go that far. My favorite black and white film is probably the Fomopan 100. But I may have been misusing this film. With the high, bright overcast sky, my pictures seem washed out a bit. I’d like to see more inky blacks; more charcoal.

But the following are acceptable to me. Especially the second and third.

Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.

Week 18 | October 12 to 18, 2019

With ballots dropping next week, political fires are are heating up. Yes, impeachment inquiries and pre-primary presidential debates are rising levels of sturm und drang in our national press but it is the local races where the trench warfare occurs. After all, all politics are local.

This week the photos all come from the same day (October 13th) and camera (Fuji x100f). Not from a lack of photos, I had a roll of Ilford Delta 400 scanned and returned. Several iPhone photos worked out well. It was just that these photos stood out for me. The tones, lighting and composition came out pretty well.

All my photos are jpegs. Minimal edits. Sometimes a crop (often to a square).

Ballard, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Highway 99, Seattle, Washington. October 13, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.

Gasworks Park | CineStill 50D | Canon AE-1 Program

Spent a recent morning at Seattle’s Gasworks Park with my Canon AE-1 Program and a roll of CineStill 50D.

It was morning, bright enough for a 50 speed film, but it was cloudy. A review did suggest the muted film was not the best performer in cloudy conditions.

My camera, however, is a stellar performer. I enjoy the 20mm f2.8 lens.

I’ll return to the venue, I’ll take the same camera, and I’ll definitely use the CineStill again.

Here’s some shots:

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.

Zine Review: Issue 4 Conspiracy of Cartographers: Vericolor

My first zine review was Issue 5, now I’m turning my attention to Conspiracy of Cartographers Issue 4: Vericolor. (Buy Here)

Consisting of over two dozen photos taken with a variety of cameras, the full color zine suggests what great promise there could be with Kodak Vericolor III Film. Although the film has long since been discontinued, it works extremely well with the chosen subject: Kansas.

Unlike Issue 5, this zine (aside from the introductory page) does not have a narrative for each photo. Instead each page has one photo with an identification of its location and the camera used.

The list of cameras sent me to Wikipedia, eBay and utube, but isn’t that half the fun? Mamiya RB67. Sparicus 35F. Argus C3. Mamiya m645j. Pentax Spotimatic F.

My favorite photos (if I have to choose) came from the Pentax.

What’s behind that door? No doorknob. Or, what had been there is gone. It looks tired.

Most of the photos were much more open. Maybe that is why the Labette County picture stood out for me.

Here is one from Rawlins County. More open. The telephone poles and road lead us along and away. Who would have stopped to build that garage? What was it used for? When?

Nice quality glossy paper. Instructions for developing (chemicals, mixing times and temperatures) included.

I’ll never need the instructions, I’ll be content to watch for more work like this and certainly look forward to his next zine.

Week 17 | October 5 to 11, 2019

A bitter cold front moved through early in the week; almost like we were going to skip fall.

The Magnolia Library photo is one of a series I took after discovering the excellent architecture library at Society of Architecture Historians.

Fremont is a common and often photographed area for me. As e with Green Lake.

Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. October 9, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. October 6, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. October 6, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. October 6, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
My Office. October 5, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.