Feeling quite sad to share that my beloved Ritte bike was stolen yesterday 😔 someone broke into the gate and cut the lock). I lusted after this bike for a long time and had to special order it, and thought it would be a lifelong bike ;( If you’re in the LA area, please keep your eyes out. It’s a distinctive bike, there aren’t many like it.
HP5@1600. I’m only sharing the highlights of pushing this film two stops. It’s too intense. Don’t think I’m doing this again. Next experiment is overexposing a roll at its native iso 400. I want a more contrasts and brighter look. Maybe overexposed and pushed 1-stop instead of two?
113802 months ago
Love the contrast-y look of this HP5 @ 1600
110102 months ago
Thrilled with how this detail shot turned out. Pushed my 400-ISO HP5+ to ISO 1600. For most shots, it was too intense, but for some, it turned out awesome.
17 min development time might be too much to keep doing this though. I think it even ruined some shots.
Mainly just happy that I can now experiment with processing film at home.
109402 months ago
First time processing my own film at home. Just a simple test roll of 120 HP5. Man this gives me butterflies. Thanks @theschooloflight for showing me...the light. Super thrilled with getting some sharp clean exposures on my first try. Magic.
96602 months ago
Some major new growth on the palm
108502 months ago
Hypnotized watching our 4x5 negatives for the first time come to life. So unbelievably satisfying and rewarding. These things are MASSIVE.
88902 months ago
iPhone snapshot of my still life composition at the Large Format Darkroom class at @theschooloflight
94603 months ago
152403 months ago
I bought this orchid over a year ago and after a couple of months of bloom, the flowers fell, and to be honest, I didn’t know they would re-bloom. I more or less neglected it and only watered it infrequently. Suddenly, as spring came, a new growth sprouted, and yesterday the first flower bloomed much to our extreme delight. There are 10 more flowers growing, and it’s one of the things that make me so so happy.