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by Jack BatyDirector of Unspecified Services
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Film

Jack with Egg

I’ve been uploading a few images to my new Koken-based site at photos.baty.net. Koken is a very nice photo-centric CMS. It’s self-hosted, but if you can deal with the setup, it gets simpler from there. It comes with a few nice templates (I’m still using the default) and the control panel is easy and fast. I like it.

Jack with Egg

I’ve been uploading a few images to my new Koken-based site at photos.baty.net. Koken is a very nice photo-centric CMS. It’s self-hosted, but if you can deal with the setup, it gets simpler from there. It comes with a few nice templates (I’m still using the default) and the control panel is easy and fast. I like it.

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Watermelon

Love these found negatives

Watermelon

Love these found negatives

Just act natural

Just act natural

What’s up with the knives?

What’s up with the knives?

Crystal looking for the parrot. Hobe Sound FL (2013)

Silver Gelatin Print

Crystal looking for the parrot. Hobe Sound FL (2013)

Silver Gelatin Print

I’m really starting to like my darkroom.

I’ve moved things around a bit. I’m now using only the Omega and the Focomat so I put them beside each other and moved the paper safe onto a stand between them. I only have one good timer so I also put that between the enlargers and I just swap the plugs when changing from one to the other. There’s now a safelight directly overhead. I should’ve done all this earlier.

Continuing to dial things in.

I’m really starting to like my darkroom.

I’ve moved things around a bit. I’m now using only the Omega and the Focomat so I put them beside each other and moved the paper safe onto a stand between them. I only have one good timer so I also put that between the enlargers and I just swap the plugs when changing from one to the other. There’s now a safelight directly overhead. I should’ve done all this earlier.

Continuing to dial things in.

Tagged: #darkroom #film
A pretty good darkroom session

A pretty good darkroom session

Leitz Focomat V35 Enlarger

It was only a few weeks ago that I said “I think I’m done with 35mm film.” Now I own a Leitz Focomat V35, which is a 35mm-only enlarger. I’ve never claimed to be consistent.

I’ve only made a few quick prints with it, but so far it’s living up to its reputation as the best 35mm enlarger ever made.

"Use Before: Aug 1977"

I better get on that, then.

"Use Before: Aug 1977"

I better get on that, then.

Used up a roll of Portra with the dogs. The usual.

The only place nearby that does a decent job processing color film has been the local Meijer. Lately though they’ve had an increasing number of days where things were “out of order.” I usually don’t shoot enough color film to justify processing it myself, so I bring it to Meijer and pick it up in an hour - most of the time.

Today, however, they had yet another equipment problem and this time it ruined several rolls of film. My rolls.

Now I’m re-thinking my options for color processing at home. Gotta find some chemicals that last more than a few days once mixed. Or maybe I should make good on my threat to stop shooting color film.

Jessica getting ready for makeup.

Jessica getting ready for makeup.

My entire yard looks like this.

My entire yard looks like this.

I puttered in the garage a while today. The Crown Graphic was already sitting there on a tripod so I popped a holder into it and shot this.

I puttered in the garage a while today. The Crown Graphic was already sitting there on a tripod so I popped a holder into it and shot this.

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