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05-18-2010, 09:42 AM   #3061
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I developed a roll of Scotch 100 that was exposed ~1989 and it came out pretty good. It was a 12 exp roll of family shots that some how had been in my trunk in the closet. I was surprised what was on it and how well they images looked.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Agnostic Quote
...I would love to try some Ektar as well, pity it's hard to get and expensive...
That is truly a shame. It is readily available locally in my area and not too expensive at about $5 USD per 36 exposure roll ($0.50 less than Fuji Reala).


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QuoteOriginally posted by Agnostic Quote
That's some pretty bad blue shift, but the result is nice.

Rolleicord Vb, Neopan 400 in Rodinal 1:100 (The Neopan is so much better than the Retro 400S)
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Fantastic! Can you believe that Fuji is killing it in 120?
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
That is truly a shame. It is readily available locally in my area and not too expensive at about $5 USD per 36 exposure roll ($0.50 less than Fuji Reala).


Steve
I specifically remember buying some online for $3.99 a few months ago and now I can't find it cheaper than $4.50-5.00. Has anyone else noticed a price increase or did I just get a good price originally?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vertex Ninja Quote
Fantastic! Can you believe that Fuji is killing it in 120?
I have been hearing that but I am still hoping they change their mind. Neopan 400 is nice stuff.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I developed a roll of Scotch 100 that was exposed ~1989 and it came out pretty good. It was a 12 exp roll of family shots that some how had been in my trunk in the closet. I was surprised what was on it and how well they images looked.
Interesting. I guess the blue shift must be a result of the tropical climate there.
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Dredged From The Archives...Mt. St. Helens, Three Years After

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
Although I was in Canada when the mountain blew, I subsequently moved and was living in Longview, Washington in the early 1980s. I was able to visit the Mt. St. Helens blast zone shortly after they opened road access on the northeast side of the mountain. Here are a few of the photos taken July 1983, three years after the eruption...


Windy Ridge: End of the Road

Panatomic-X, D76 1:1

The road to Windy Ridge had only recently been open to the public and was closed beyond this point. At the time, this was the closest you could get to the mountain. Note the total lack of trees on the distant ridges as a result of the blast, not logging.

Mt. Adams is visible on the horizon at left.


Mt. St. Helens, July 1983, I

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At the time, this was the closest you could get to the mountain and was well within the "direct blast" zone where most of the trees were simply blown completely away. Before the eruption, this location was covered by dense forest and the mountain would only have been visible with some effort.


Spirit Lake from Windy Ridge, July 1983, I


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You can see all the logs blown from the surrounding mountain sides floating on the surface of the lake.


Spirit Lake from Windy Ridge, July 1983, II


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Another view of Spirit Lake. Sorry about the scratches. They are on the back of the negative and only show when scanned...gotta get a wet mount kit or diffusion glass for the Nikon 5000...


Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake, July 1983


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Another view of the mountain and Spirit Lake with more scratches.


Mt. St. Helens, July 1983, II


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Meta Lake, Mt. St. Helens, July 1983


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This photo shows the quick regeneration of forest in the "blow-down" zone. Forest trees were knocked over by the force of the blast, but seedlings and some underbrush was protected by significant late season snowpack and survived the eruption intact.

Meta Lake is also the site of the famous "flattened Pontiac" car. I did not take a photo of it, but can attest that it was indeed, quite flat.


Steve

(Currently lives in the shadow of THE MOUNTAIN...can see it some 20 miles away from my back deck...)

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Nice history there, Steve, and good documentary photography.

Here's something from December 2006, there used to be these stick teepees and lean-tos in a reservation nearby. A couple of years someone knocked them all down. This is Ilford XP2 in a Yashica Electro GSN. The GSN also quit working, mid stroke, last year. I guess time flies...



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APX 400 in Rodinal stand

I am delighted with Agfa APX400 stand developed in Rodinal/Xtol.
I usually have problem to take pictures of my dog (black) in the shadow of the woods and get good tonality.







To me in contrasty area like sun in otherwise dark woods, it is a winner.

Cheers,

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Nice work Steve, Nesster, Luc!

Some more Scottish Highlands. Rolleicord Vb, Neopan 400 in Rodinal 1:100


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Nice light on the sheep!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Agnostic Quote
I have been hearing that but I am still hoping they change their mind. Neopan 400 is nice stuff.
My favorite higher speed film for 120.

10 rolls left.
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Around the corner from my house a few days ago.
Pentax ZX-L Pentax M20mm Portra 160 NC.



And, on my usual walk up the irrigation canal,
Pentax ZX-L Pentax FA 50/2.8 Macro Portra 160 NC

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Nice use of wide angle there - Portra NC is a lovely film.

I'm too cheap / house-poor to afford Pentax wide angles, hence I bought a Nikon FE, for the Nikkor wide angles. I have a Nikkor-N 24mm, and it's an excellent lens, but clearly not SMC

Same shot, Fuji 160S, second is B&W converted where I purposely tried to make the photo a bit more 'architectural'...



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Portra NC seems to scan to almost exactly the color I saw, right out of the coolscan 9000. However, Fuji 160s seems just a tad sharper with better grain, but needs the yellow cranked back. I am torn between these two as my favorite color neg right now.

I picked up the lens used, but it still was not dirt cheap. It has been great fun, though.

I actually did a B&W conversion of the sign photo as well, right after I scanned it. It came out nicely with a red filter.

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