Monday, October 29, 2012

Autumn Gloom

Nowadays I frequently come up pensive people. I think autumn gloom is over whole city. I hate this cloudy mood. I am a spring child and I couldn't handle such a bad weather. May be I am just seeing people who are in same mood with me. May be I am exaggerating :). Life is full of "May be"s. Nevertheless, I am a sun boy.

Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade IV Fiber 1K Glossy
Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in)
Image Size: 14.9x22.2 cm (5.9x8.7in)
Developer: Ilford Harman Warmtone Developer 1+9 (3 min.)
Toner: Untoned
Enlarger: Durst M800
Film: Rollei RPX 400 rated 250 135 mm

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Don't Let Them Shoot the Balloons

I am living in a weird country. We have some bizarre habits. In this image you can see one of them. Whenever you go for a walk at any coast line at Istanbul, you can easily face with balloons stretched between two stick or swimming over the sea. You can pay and then shoot with an air rifle to these colorful balloons. I never understand why people shoot and how they can enjoy with it. Balloons always awake childhood dreams in my mind and I can't shoot to dreams. Actually I can't shoot any thing. Whenever I see these balloons I remember an old film "Uçurtmayı Vuramsınlar" (a.k.a. Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite).
Moreover, when the guns are seen at the stage, a cowboy hat have to be seen.

Here is the print details:

Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade IV Fiber Warmtone 24K Semi-Matt
Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in)
Image Size: 12.3x22.8 cm (4.9x9in)
Developer: Ilford Multigrade Developer 1+9 (2 min.)
Toner: Untoned
Film: Rollei RPX 400 rated 250 135 mm

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Camera, New Format and a New Start

I know, I gave a huge break and I couldn't post for awhile, but I have an excuse. I bought a new camera which is 4x5 Linhof Kardan Color. It is a monorail large format camera. When I bought it, camera was in a very bad condition and I had to work on it. That is the reason of why I couldn't post. Finally I manage to get the first results. Today I want to share these.
I have 9x12 cm film holders for these camera and unfortunately I couldn't find film for these holders at my local store. For this reason I used Ilford MGIV Matt paper as negative.  I developed paper negative with Ilford Multigrade Developer (1+9). Here are the paper negatives and their digitally converted positives.

Actually I did contact print with one of these negatives but it was at the end of the session and I was exhausted. For this reason I couldn't take appropriate tests. I just took a contact print ad ended the session. 
That contact print is at below:

It was not a good print but unfortunately that is the only one. Sorry :)