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Flash Diptych

Posted 2023-04-06 10:46:00 | Views: 671
Flash Diptych
With Flash
without Flash
Who did it better?
PS: I'm Not sure what the letters mean... RC WB MBVES?

Cool restrooms sign

Posted 2023-04-05 08:12:00 | Views: 676
Cabana Bay is a really cool resort. Check out the cool midcentury style restrooms! The restrooms sign on the left has a shape of a woman in a skirt and a man with a tie. 

The sign is on a dark cherry wood wall. The main teal backdrop wall looks to be some sort of plastic injection molding. Very cool.
Midcentury Restrooms at the Cabana Bay

FIlm and Digital

Posted 2023-04-04 08:29:00 | Views: 712
Film & Digital
Nikon D850- Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Picture Control: Standard +2
f/1.2 @ 1/25
Nikon F6 - Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Film: Kodak Portra 160
f/1.2 @ 1/25 
Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS
I was really surprised how close they look.  The biggest difference for me obviously is digital is faster and aside the cost of the camera, free. On the film side, film is a lot funner.

Trust in the LORD

Posted 2023-04-03 07:09:00 | Views: 675
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
-Proverbs 3:5

Pink purple and white flower

Posted 2023-04-02 10:09:00 | Views: 666
Kodak Ektar 100

Lens Review: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS

Posted 2023-04-01 09:32:00 | Views: 741
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Review
Lens Review: A practically perfect Manual focus lens
I've had this lens for about a year now and it's virtually perfect. I mostly use it for film photography and it looks great on my Nikon FM2n. It also works well on my Nikon F80s, and I can even use the aperture ring when it's on my Nikon F6.

Since this is a manual lens, I've found that the best way to use it is to set the zoom to infinity and zone focus. When I want to take a photo, I turn the focus ring in the opposite direction to where the lens is already focused. The focus is smooth and fun to use, but the focus throw is quite long for close-up shots. The lens can focus at a minimum distance of less than 10 inches, which makes it great for close-up shots.
I really love the 40mm focal length, as it feels more natural to me than the tighter 50mm length.
The build quality is impressive, with an all-metal construction that feels premium and substantial. The aperture ring is smooth and clicks into place nicely. The lens is smaller than the Nikon 50mm 1.8D, and that’s saying a lot. (See image below). 

This lens has CPU electrical contacts, so it can be used on digital Nikon cameras. I use it with my very old Nikon D70 and it works perfectly, allowing me to use matrix metering and providing a circle indication in the viewfinder when I hit focus.

This is an expensive lens but I think it’s excellent and worth it. Its a retro look & feel and the lens is very sharp!
50mm f/1.8D
40mm f/2
50mm f1.2 AIs
size comparison to Nikon 50mm lens
Sharp, Fast
& Cheap 
This Voigtlander 40mm f/2 lens is actually the second version. The first version had a different design and was even smaller. I think about half the size and weight. I originally wanted that one but it was discontinued by Voigtlander when this current one was released.
Film Photo Samples Shot on Kodak Ektar 100
(Click to enlarge)
The lens has CPU electrical contacts and can talk to digital Nikon cameras.
Retro, expensive and fantastic.

Double exposure on FIlm

Posted 2023-03-31 10:06:00 | Views: 724
Some of my recent double exposure shots
Man vs Tree - Shot on Kodak Vision3 250D movie film stock as still photography on the 35mm Nikon FM2n film camera.
Multiple exposure five point blue star on Kodak Vision3 250D / 5207.
Multiple exposure curved lines on Kodak Vision3 250D / 5207.
Ghost of a tree on the blue sky - Shot on Kodak Portra 160 with the amazing Nikon F6 film camera.

Moon over Coral Gables on film

Posted 2023-03-30 09:36:00 | Views: 680
Moon Over
Coral Gables
it Looked like Augmented
reality but without looking at a screen.
let me take a Selfie!
My brother told me of something he saw on social media. Though I wanted to check it out, I forgot about itFortunately, I managed to see it on the last day when my brother drove by and reminded me. It was already 9:30 pm and the event was scheduled to end at 10 pm, so we hurried to get there. 

I took some film photos of it, and it was amazing. The sight was like augmented reality, but it was there in from of me, not on a screen. A self-suspended sphere, suspended by cables, with a light inside projecting outward, and the surface of the moon printed on the outside. Although I could discern the lines that made it up, it was still impressive to see.

My brain was confused in a way. I knew it wasn't the actual moon, but my senses suggested otherwise. The illusion was cool, and my brain struggled to make sense of it. 

Also walking around it made it even more intriguing.
This was in a park across the street from the new Lowes Hotel develoment.  Which has a story attached it it.

Slow Exposure

Posted 2023-03-29 06:50:00 | Views: 722
Slow exposure

traffic lights - all three colors
Sometimes I'll take a photo and I'll have a good idea of what I'll get. Sometimes the oposite. This isnt a crazy insight but this photo is obvious in a
way, the red yellow and green was a very nice suprise for me. Also that the green light on the right looks more like blue. Very cool.

Exit, do not enter

Posted 2023-03-28 07:28:00 | Views: 706
Exit, do not enter double exposure.


Posted 2023-03-27 08:20:00 | Views: 719

Peach pink flowers

Posted 2023-03-26 10:11:00 | Views: 743
Kodak Vision3 250D

Kodak E200 120 film.

Posted 2023-03-25 09:01:00 | Views: 686
Expired 06/2005 120 film.

Neon Condiments

Posted 2023-03-24 10:25:00 | Views: 692

The Fair - Swing ride

Posted 2023-03-23 10:20:00 | Views: 722