Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Machine

Letters and numbers call us out in like time
clicking and clattering like some old machine
a typer gone mad
and you look down at yourself and reveal that
you haven't been tuning the clockwork at all 
and the mass mess of gearshift madness
cobwebs and sadness
just nearly escaped your notice

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What I've learned so far...about photography

Well, I started out shooting CN400 'fake' black and white film, and moved on to 'real' black and white film at the end of 2009.  I've been making lots of photos, experimenting with development times/temperatures and developers.  I recently bought 2 C-41 process color film development kits and I have about 30 rolls of C-41 and E-6 film to cross process, process, bleach bypass and generally abuse.
  At the beginning of this odyssey, I was using the Massive Dev Chart at in order to achieve resonable starting times and temps for acufine developer, tri-x and Tmax films.  In the last year, Ive shot Kodak tri-x 400 and tri-x pan 400 ASA, Kodak tmax 100, 400, P3200 ASA, Ilford hp5+ 400 ASA, Ilford Delta 100 ASA, Ilford Pan F plus 50 ASA.  Ive also shot many rolls of color, but I'm not going into that presently.  I will say that I had alot of fun playing about with color film that I developed in acufine.  Most of that film was Kodak Ultramax 800 ASA, plus one roll of REI opticolor 200 ASA. (whatever in the world that is, probably Agfa film, or somesuch)

I am going to compile a list of Developing times and temps for all films that I have used, and will include them as I continue to post.


lemme just get out there in the wind
and i'll show you all
something worth fighting for


the crazy days
are the best days