Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #826
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Jake67 Quote


Thanks. Here's one from the same day. From what I remember, I had just enough light to shoot handheld at 2.8 if I pushed the film one stop. (800iso) The effect of shooting people with that lens wide open is pretty dramatic. Sometimes it works.
Wow,I have a 645 that I have been working on getting through my first roll. I am inclined to hurry it up now.

06-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #827
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
ME-F. Tokina 17mm F/3.5@F8, Kodal Gold 100
This is the Marina Del Rey Lagoon...I waited and waited until I felt the light was just right as I focused on the water.


06-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #828
Veteran Member
Agnostic's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 414
QuoteOriginally posted by Jake67 Quote

Thanks. Here's one from the same day. From what I remember, I had just enough light to shoot handheld at 2.8 if I pushed the film one stop. (800iso) The effect of shooting people with that lens wide open is pretty dramatic. Sometimes it works.
Great, that photo really explodes off the page!

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
ME-F. Tokina 17mm F/3.5@F8, Kodal Gold 100
This is the Marina Del Rey Lagoon...I waited and waited until I felt the light was just right as I focused on the water.
Nice ones!
06-13-2009, 09:36 AM   #829
Site Supporter
ChrisPlatt's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Queens NYC
Posts: 4,423
Jonathan Richman lived in a less-upscale Venice Beach for a time in the 1970's:

Rooming House on Venice Beach by Jonathan Richman (free mp3 on last.fm)

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
Nice and cheap
A radiator and a sagging bed
On which to sleep
I didn't lock it
Who would want my cheap guitar
And that T-shirt in those paper bags
Naw, naw

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was cheap cheap cheap
Nowadays I hear that rents are steep
It was eerie, eerie, eerie
Followers of Watts and Leary
You could walk walk walk
To Marina Del Rey by the docks

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
About half a block
To the ancient sea which I could reach
With half a walk
The ancient weird guy in his toga
Staff in hand
The ancient bearded guy doing yoga
On the sand

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was cheap cheap cheap
Nowadays I hear that rents are steep
It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was wild wild wild
You're never gonna call it mild
Hip hip hip
I could move and not make a second trip

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
All screwed up
Half a block from the ancient drunk guys
Passing the cup
Half a block from the bearded weird guys
Singing flat
Half a block from the weirdo weird guys
Passing the hat

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
Where I was
Half a block I loved that place
Just because
Well I didn't want it
Who would want my bag of crap
So I never locked the old screen door
I just let it flap

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was eerie, eerie, eerie
Followers of Watts and Leary
It was wild and free
And that appealed to me
It was hip hip hip
I could move and not make a second trip

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach


Javier, thanks for adding some photos to the images the song conjures up...

Chris


Last edited by ChrisPlatt; 06-13-2009 at 09:43 AM.
06-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #830
Forum Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 74
QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Wow,I have a 645 that I have been working on getting through my first roll. I am inclined to hurry it up now.
You're in for a treat when you get that roll back. You're gonna love it.
06-13-2009, 03:52 PM   #831
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 499
QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
ME-F. Tokina 17mm F/3.5@F8, Kodal Gold 100
This is the Marina Del Rey Lagoon...I waited and waited until I felt the light was just right as I focused on the water.


Javier, those two are stunning. I love the colour.
06-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #832
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by brkl Quote
Javier, those two are stunning. I love the colour.
Thank you very much. I appreciate the kind words.
I am really liking that Kodak Gold 100. Seems to be better that the Ektar100 to me.
06-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #833
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
Pentax ME-F , Tokina 17mm F/3.5, 99 cents cheapo film










06-13-2009, 08:40 PM   #834
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Jonathan Richman lived in a less-upscale Venice Beach for a time in the 1970's:

Rooming House on Venice Beach by Jonathan Richman (free mp3 on last.fm)

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
Nice and cheap
A radiator and a sagging bed
On which to sleep
I didn't lock it
Who would want my cheap guitar
And that T-shirt in those paper bags
Naw, naw

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was cheap cheap cheap
Nowadays I hear that rents are steep
It was eerie, eerie, eerie
Followers of Watts and Leary
You could walk walk walk
To Marina Del Rey by the docks

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
About half a block
To the ancient sea which I could reach
With half a walk
The ancient weird guy in his toga
Staff in hand
The ancient bearded guy doing yoga
On the sand

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was cheap cheap cheap
Nowadays I hear that rents are steep
It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was wild wild wild
You're never gonna call it mild
Hip hip hip
I could move and not make a second trip

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
All screwed up
Half a block from the ancient drunk guys
Passing the cup
Half a block from the bearded weird guys
Singing flat
Half a block from the weirdo weird guys
Passing the hat

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was a rooming house on Venice Beach
Where I was
Half a block I loved that place
Just because
Well I didn't want it
Who would want my bag of crap
So I never locked the old screen door
I just let it flap

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach

It was rough rough rough
With ancient rustic hippie stuff
It was eerie, eerie, eerie
Followers of Watts and Leary
It was wild and free
And that appealed to me
It was hip hip hip
I could move and not make a second trip

The ancient world was in my reach
From my rooming house on Venice Beach


Javier, thanks for adding some photos to the images the song conjures up...

Chris
I was in Venice today and was pondering all the Jim Morrison tributes around here as it was his stomping grounds. I for one Love the doors music.
06-14-2009, 01:31 PM   #835
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North San Diego, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 137
I was shooting off some more expired B&W with the SP1000 over at the Flying Leatherneck Air Museum the other day on an overcast morning (We have had the "June Gloom" here for several days). Here are a few of my new "Favorite Plane" - an old rusty Mitchell PBJ sitting out back. Oh... and a shot of my VW next to another plane before I left (I couldn't resist...)










06-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #836
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,166
RustyOldBug,

Every time I see one of those old "Mitchel" bombers, I'm amazed how those men flew 16 of them off of the deck of the USS Hornet. What men. Have you been up to the museum and March Air Base?
06-14-2009, 02:01 PM   #837
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
Strong series on the planes, that first one especially has interesting tonality.

Kodak 160NC, Kodak Retina IIa
06-14-2009, 03:03 PM   #838
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North San Diego, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 137
QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
RustyOldBug,

Every time I see one of those old "Mitchel" bombers, I'm amazed how those men flew 16 of them off of the deck of the USS Hornet. What men. Have you been up to the museum and March Air Base?
When I got out of the Army I rented a cheap, awful, firetrap dive close to school and the VA hospital, my neighbor was an old timer that was part of the Hornet's deck crew. Heard lots of stories running him to the VA and pouring him into my car when I would get a call from the local dive tavern to get him out of there before someone killed him. Old guy died from cancer. I remember the day he died. I was on my way to work and asked him if he needed anything on the way out. He was sitting there on the front stairs with his oxygen tank, a tin of cheap tobacco, and some Drum rolling papers - rolling his smokes for the day.

Can you imagine - "Well the good news; we can launch your big heavy bombers from the deck of the carrier men - barely... and we are going to attack Japanese targets. The bad news; the deck is too short to land, good luck getting to unoccupied China..."

I have not been to March Airfield yet - it is on the to do list. Went to Boeing's museum when I lived there and have been to the National Air & Space a million times when I was a kid living outside DC.

QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Strong series on the planes, that first one especially has interesting tonality.
Thanks, I am still on a pretty steep learning curve with my own developing. I seem to do OK with nice fresh Ilford & Tmax, but still get mixed results with the old expired film I have been experimenting with.

Started using distilled water for the last rinse and that has pretty much eliminated the spot issue (the water is so hard here, I am surprised I don't have gravel coming out of the faucet).

The dust is still kicking my rear though - I cleaned EVERYTHING, but am still getting dust marks from somewhere. I think it might be coming from the cloth I use to light seal my bathroom, so next batch I need to try something else as a "light curtain"
06-14-2009, 03:44 PM   #839
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,530
Original Poster
Rusty, those are excellent plain photos and I believe it is the most perfect use of film. I can't see a digital image looking as good in this context!. Well done
06-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #840
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North San Diego, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 137
QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Rusty, those are excellent plain photos and I believe it is the most perfect use of film. I can't see a digital image looking as good in this context!. Well done
I just thought the"finely aged" B&W was appropriate for the old warbirds. I have several rolls hanging now - More of the neglected Mitchell, plus a lot of an old "Texan", a restored Avenger, and a restored Corsair. Didn't really shoot much more, the more modern planes didn't do a lot for me.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
architecture, details, ektar, exposure, film, goats, grandma, hood, kodachrome, kodak, lab, legs, lens, lunch, lx, mx, pentax, phil, photos, post, q7, roll, sarajevo, scans, shot, shots, steve, thanks, tokina, velvia
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K20D test shots at Lets Go Digital schufosi777 Pentax News and Rumors 6 04-20-2013 11:31 AM
Macro Cool Macro shots derajjjg Post Your Photos! 2 12-27-2009 09:36 PM
Lets see your Moon and Mars shots Igilligan Post Your Photos! 9 12-05-2009 08:55 AM
Way cool bat shots and General Talk 7 10-01-2009 02:54 AM
Cool Shots & Info Fl_Gulfer Post Your Photos! 0 12-10-2007 11:44 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:34 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top