Lefty

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About Lefty

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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    NA Ace Spacedeck
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm One/II - IQ1
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega Aria
  • Digital Source 1
    iMac
  • Digital Source 2
    Sonos
  • DAC
    Benchmark DAC 2 HGC
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    PMC TwoTwo 6 / Sub2
  1. Bit of a dark one from last night: Final Destination by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon D800e / Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 / Formatt Hitech Firecrest 10 Stop ND + Firecrest Circular Polariser Lefty
  2. Wheat by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 50mm f1.8D / Kodak tri-X 400 (pushed 2 stops to 1600) Lefty
  3. Gorgeous butterflies Keith! Here's one from my second roll of home developed film. This time I used HP5+ (shot at box speed) instead of Kodak Tri-X. Unfortunately, I had a really difficult time getting the roll onto the developing reel. It was very hot / humid and the roll started to stick together. I was able to pull it apart, but as you can image, this left the film in a heavily scratched state. This is one of the few relatively unaffected frames. Despite this setback, I'm very pleased with the look of Ilford HP5+. Next on my list is Fujifilm Acros 100. Home by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro / Ilford HP5+ Dev: Ilfosol-3 / Ilfostop / Ilford Rapid Fixer. Scanning: Reflecta Proscan 7200 / Vuescan / Colorperfect
  4. I knew he reminded me of someone!! Thanks MJ
  5. Thanks Ben - yes, love the grain of Tri-X. Speaking of grain, here's another from that roll. Graintastic! Sphere by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro / Kodak Tri-X 400 Lefty
  6. Love '34 St' Ben Pleased to say I just successfully developed my first roll of film! (Kodak Tri-X 400.) I'm pleased to say it was not as hard as a I feared. (I had a 'moment' when I was loading the film onto the developing reel, but other than that, it was remarkably straightforward). In terms of chemistry, I played it safe and went for Ilfosol-3, Ilfostop and Ilford rapid fixer. Times were obtained from the massive dev chart. All in all, it took me about 1hr 30mins from start to finish. I was being very slow and deliberate. Next time I hope to cut it down to around 1hr. Enough waffle, here's a shot from my very first home developed roll (I even worked up the courage to ask a stranger if I could take their portrait!). Take 5 by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 / Kodak Tri-X 400. Home dev: Ilfosol-3 / Ilfostop / Ilford rapid fixer Home scan: Reflecta Proscan 7200 / Vuescan / Colorperfect. Lefty
  7. The Chair by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 50mm f1.8D / Kodak Portra 400 Lefty
  8. Another from that roll of pushed HP5+ (excuse the huge amount of grain and contrast. I'm still learning!) Strobilus II by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro / Ilford HP5+ 400 (pushed to 1600) Lefty
  9. +1 excellently timed capture Richard Here's another film image. This was shot with Ilford HP5+ 400 which was pushed 2 stops to 1600. (Not sure I'll be doing that again!). Strobilus by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro / Ilford HP5+ 400 (pushed to 1600) Lefty
  10. Thank you Richard! I must admit, I've not picked up the D800E since the plastic fantastic F80 arrived. It has been really fun getting back into film. Such a different experience. Both terrifying and exciting. Unfortunately, it's also quite expensive!! Lefty
  11. Here's one from my first roll of Portra 400 in the F80. I think this may become my 'goto' film. Love the colour rendering and wonderful dynamic range. It's also superb on skin tones Gaia by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 50mm f1.8D / Kodak Portra 400 Lefty
  12. Lovely wetland images Baz. Tillman, I love the colour rendition in your wagtail image. Vibrant but not shouty Lefty
  13. +1 Lovely shots Baz
  14. I don't normally shoot portraits, but it's not everyday you get to meet someone like Stephen Turner. For those who don't know, he is the famous artist who lived inside an 'egg' for a year. However, there's much more to it than that. He wanted to get as close as possible to nature and in order to do that, he had to forego many of the comforts of modern life. During the year he made many artworks using natural materials that he found locally. He even made his own ink and used feathers shed by the local swans / geese as pens. It was a pleasure to meet him and talk to him about his experience. At the end of our talk he was kind enough to let me take his portrait. (Taken using a Nikon F80 loaded with Kodak Color Plus 200. The image was converted to black and white in post production as I felt it worked better). If you would like to know more about him and his work, please see the info at the following link: https://exburyegg.me/the-artist/ Stephen Turner by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 50mm f1.8D / Kodak Color Plus 200 (converted to B&W in post)
  15. Here's another from my first roll of film in 15 years (It's amazing how much can be done in 36 exposures) Vorsprung Durch Technik by Amar Sood, on Flickr Nikon F80 / Nikkor 50mm f1.8D / Kodak Color Plus 200 Lefty