Saturday, April 15, 2006

Three Signs for Saturday (from my expired roll of Tri-X film)



28 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

I shot a lot of signs with this expired roll of Tri-X (got a new roll in the mail yesterday, along with a roll of Plus-X I want to try out soon.) I wouldn’t have shot any of these in color. Black and white film is such a wonderful medium, and something I’ve always loved. Shame it costs so much more to develop…inspiration to build my own darkroom some day!!

Konica Minolta 70 expired roll of Kodak Tri-X film

1/2000 f-4 Aperture Mode Minolta 50mm macro lens

1/250 f-22 Aperture Mode Sigma 24mm lens

4 seconds f-11 Aperture Mode Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 70mm

My daughter penned another amusing story for her writing assignment yesterday. I must find a photo to go with it, although the story doesn’t paint me in a very good light. Maybe I’ve been a bit too enthusiastic about my photography this past year.

8:37 AM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Many of the things we do that annoy our children while the are young, will become their cherished memories when they are grown. All we can do is be true to ourselves. ;o}

9:26 AM  
Blogger jj said...

very nice works. i can tell you B/W film processing is quite easy and reasonable ;)

10:07 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

the B&w is good, nice work

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey micki, nice bw shots. signs are cool! you've put them in nice compositions!
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10:52 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Love the b/w signs. They remind me of a place we went to in the fall. There where signs everywhere saying things like that and other don'ts. It was ridiculous and we will never stay again:). I agree with askme2flashu. When they get older they will cherish those memories. I also think its important for children to see their parents have passions and interests other than them.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Nice collection of signs :). A good moment to have your camera with you! Love them in b&w!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Looks like as if the signs are from 50 years ago. Was this effect inteneded? Or is it a result of the rolls of film being expired?

11:33 AM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Are you sure aliens have not been depositing signs in strange places ? they really stand out as they look like they don't belomg...great in B&W

12:20 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

nice series, works great in b&w...

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely series, the b&w looks perfect.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love black and white. Many an ordinary color shot becomes extraordinary in B&W.

This is a great series.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Nice black & whites! Who's Dan er? :)

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Love the second shot - good composition, and it has such a lovely old feel to it.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

I like these photos, especially the bottom one. Pardon my ignorance (I'm new to photography), but what happens to film once it's expired? Would these photos have looked different if the film was new?

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Just found your blog. Great stuff here. Thanks for the Photo of the Day link!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I too posted a black and white. Must learn how to post multiple photos in one posting! I'll figure it out eventually.Bought a new camera and a tripod!! Your photos inspire me.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

nice effects!!!! Love the b & w on this and like the simple white frames.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Fraser said...

I must admit that I diid not know they een sold Tri-X and Plus-X film any more. I shot scores of rolls. I gave up toward the end of my fim days because it did cost significantly more to develop. Having you thougt of scanning color pics as black & white? I do enjoy these three shots. They show all the strengths and weakness of b&w film.

12:28 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Very nice work and I like this mood.
Happy Easter!! Micki :)

12:53 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Great shots!! I worked with B&W film exclusively while in college and I loved in too. Colour "hides" so many wonderful qualities that B&W film can enhance. Fortunately, we had a dark room, so we didn't pay for the developing.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Terra Vecchia said...

plutot sympa cet endroit ce coté de deconposer chaque details ca me plait...

1:33 AM  
Anonymous cat said...

Wonderful tones in these. I love the colouring too, the almost sepia tone to them. Great shots :)

4:52 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

love the collection of signs, they work really well with the b/w
Happy Easter

:o)

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Sinem said...

Great series in b&w! Not to worry about the way your daughter paints you in her stories. I used to be quite frustrated with my dad every time he stopped to snap something when I was a kid. Look at what I am doing now! :) Hold fast to the stories to use against her when she starts photography herself!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

interesting shots - these are all very moody, almost pessimistic to me. i like. different from what i usually see here, and different is almost always good;)

8:08 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

I love signs in unexpected places - you've done a great job of emphasizing the perceived remoteness of these locations. The first one is a particular favorite and I can appreciate the care taken to ensure that no time references have been included in any of the images - wonderfully 'instant vintage' in atmosphere!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Dia said...

I like the feeling in these photos, always mistified about "danger" and "warning" signs...

Looking forward to read your daughters new story, I think when they grow up, you will read these stories together and smile&laugh :)

8:56 AM  

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