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Jesus is Lord
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Posted 2023-02-21 09:13:00 | Views: 331
feel inspired and optimistic by the crisp clean clouds up in the sky!
Everyday is a gift from God.

Trust in the LORD

Posted 2023-02-20 07:59:00 | Views: 342
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
- Psalms 118:8

Highway sunset

Posted 2023-02-19 10:52:00 | Views: 344
Highway Sunset

Pink / Purple / Red - Flower

Posted 2023-02-18 09:59:00 | Views: 337
Kodak Portra 400
Motion Blur Edition

Simple solution for film reticulation

Posted 2023-02-17 10:37:00 | Views: 350
On Kodak Tri-X 400 film
 On Kodak Tri-X 400 film
I was developing my favorite black and white film, Kodak Tri-X, and I noticed the grain looked weird. I must have screwed up somehow. Oh well that’s part of the fun of film. Then it happen again and again. Tri-X has such amazing grain and I was seeing these weird squiggles! WTH? 

I started getting frustrated and started doing some research online. Turns out what was happening is called film reticulation. This reticulation can happen by one of two reasons.
 1) Drastic temperature changes while developing. Or 2) Monobath developer.
I was using the Cinestill Monobath.
The solution I found was simple. I filled a bucket with water. Then put the monobath developer bottle floating inside the water. I’ll leave it in there til the temperature equalizes to room temperature. About 15 mins later the developer in the bottle and the water in the bucket are the same.

I develop using the monobath like normal but then use the water from inside the bucket to rinse. Since the water is at the same temp as the developer the film reticulation problem doesn’t happen!
Film Reticulation with B&W Monobath film developers


Posted 2023-02-16 09:50:00 | Views: 340
I have mixed feeling on Cinestill 400D. I should shoot more of it. I've had an extra roll sitting waiting for me. I love the halation especially on 800T. I've seen people compare it to Portra but I’m not seeing it. Still a nice photo thou.
Cinestill 400D

Bird Diptych

Posted 2023-02-15 10:50:00 | Views: 369
Bird is the word.

Try Some Tri-X

Posted 2023-02-14 11:05:00 | Views: 367

Fruit Salad

Posted 2023-02-13 09:05:00 | Views: 369
Fruit salad on film looks as delicious as this tasted!


Posted 2023-02-12 11:50:00 | Views: 348
Exposure for 13 seconds - Dumbo at Walt Disney World Orlando on Kodak Portra 400

Pizza for two?

Posted 2023-02-11 11:33:00 | Views: 396
Huge pizza slice sitting on two paper plates and two Coca-Cola's ready to be enjoyed. 

Wow, what a flower!

Posted 2023-02-10 09:11:00 | Views: 390
Kodak Portra 400

UFO Double Exposure

Posted 2023-02-09 09:12:00 | Views: 373
UFO? Nah, it's a LED
light double exposure.

Happy Hour All Day

Posted 2023-02-08 10:41:00 | Views: 369

McDonald’s inside Disney World

Posted 2023-02-07 12:12:00 | Views: 396
McDonald’s at Disney World is pretty interesting
It's open to the public even thou it's inside disney world property.