Sheer sunset

Bonnie had this nice little body suit and sheer robe to shoot with.   Naturally, I wanted to hit up a spot that let the sun shine through.  As nice as the spot is for photos, there tends to be a lot of cat calling from people driving by and even going so far as almost causing accidents when they stop paying attention to driving.

 

Getting some slide film developed

I decided to try some slide film a while back and have only recently sent the rolls in to get developed.  Handling these on island is a bit too costly for me to afford locally, so I had to ship a box off to the mainland.  A friend had recommended a company called AGX Imaging out in Michigan. AGX was great on the pricing and turned the images around flawlessly.   This isn’t a sponsored post, but I really would like to talk about the experience working with them.   Mike at AGX handled all my questions about the mailing process and everything returned very well taken care of.   I probably should have had Mike scan the slides.

The second half of the process where I chose to scan the images myself, didn’t work out as well as I had hoped.  The roll of film appears to look great,  but I couldn’t seem to nail the scanning down properly as the colors looked off and a line appeared throughout most of the images. I tried adjusting the colors and cleaning the scanner but it couldn’t get the results I seen on the slide.  This is definitely my fault and I need to look up some tips on how to handle my scanner better.  It requires a lot of time and knowledge to be comfortable with all the different steps involved for getting your film to the medium you desire.

 

It’s the middle of January 2017 and some of these rolls went as far back as 2015.  I know a lot of people can build a huge backlog of undeveloped film, but this has been the longest I’ve personally taken to get the processing finished.

The Mamiya RZ67 got a taste, but those slides had the most trouble for me to scan correctly.

 

The Yashica 635 had one fancy rolls that has stopped production since I picked it up in Japan. Provia 400X

 

Lastly, I’m pretty confident these were shot with my Contax G1 on Provia

 

Tourist time

Hung out with @kougs for a little walk around a hotel in Waikiki.  The lighting had changed from the last time I took photos there so things didn’t go as planned, but we still managed to get something out of it.  more “Tourist time”

Fuji XT1 at the Beach

A lot of my time has been spent trying to catch up with editing, unfortunately that means I don’t get to have as much fun shoots as I would like.  The positive side of all this is that I can afford this Fuji. more “Fuji XT1 at the Beach”

Fuji X-Pro 1 Unboxing

I’ve had the Fuji X100S for a while and started considering an upgrade to an X-Series camera with interchangeable lenses.  Last week, the camera gods sent me a sign on what i should do.  B and H posted a sale for the X-Pro 1 along with the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and Fujinon 27mm F2.8 lenses.  I felt that this deal was too good to pass up and made haste with emptying my wallet. more “Fuji X-Pro 1 Unboxing”

Magic Island Sunset

The other day i joined 2 good friends for a little stroll around magic island. I played around with my Canon and instax mini90 while my friends had some newish gear they wanted to make use of.   The waves were bringing in a good amount of surfers and photographers. more “Magic Island Sunset”