Author: sonny rosenberg

  • It’s Live!

    It’s incredibly crude and unfinished, but the new The Daily Lumenbox is live! most of the content there is just filler that came with the template. There is going to be a learning curve to this for sure. This is my last post here. I hope to hear from you soon at the new blog!

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  • ¡Rebirth!

    Ha! You new I wasn’t quite ready to let this blog die completely. I value your readership and support far too much to let that happen. Having said that, I am migrating platforms. I just bought the domain name thedailylumenbox.com and am in the process of setting up a site there, through WordPress.org, not the […]

  • Dec. 17, Where is my Dream 100 ISO Film?

    Dec. 17, Where is my Dream 100 ISO Film?

    These are from a morning walk to the post office. Shot with my Canon IVSb2 and Voigtlander 21mm. Developed in FX-39 II. A morning walk in the 17° cold pretty much takes serious coercion for me to attempt. Avoiding a line at the post office when I had an international package to ship was coercion […]

  • Dec. 16, I Give Up

    I’ve had about twenty people from WordPress try to help me. Some are very helpful, others not so much. Sometimes they have me try something, but that feature is broken. I’m done. Editing a site shouldn’t be this painful and frustrating. I’m going to cancel with WordPress and try and find another host for the […]

  • Dec. 16? Houses and Trees

    Dec. 16? Houses and Trees

    I swear that I had scheduled this Lumenbox lens post for today, I distinctly remember clicking on 16 and hitting schedule. I’ll try the same thing with the post I’m writing right now. Who knows if that will work? Edit: WordPress scheduling is broken I guess. I definitely scheduled this to post at midnight and […]

  • Dec. 16, 6 Frames with my 27mm Lumenbox Lens

    Dec. 16, 6 Frames with my 27mm Lumenbox Lens

    Long time readers will have seen shots similar to this before. When I first got my Lumenbox, Jorge Otero (inventor of the Lumenbox and other amazing cameras) sent me a 27mm Lumenbox lens to experiment with. I crudely adapted it to fit a Barnack rangefinder by drilling out a body cap and gray tacking the […]

  • Dec. 15, A 77 Hour Lumenbox Twin Exposure

    Dec. 15, A 77 Hour Lumenbox Twin Exposure

    For this shot the tiny Twin was taped to the window of the back door. The first couple days of the exposure where under a blanket of clouds but the sun came out on the third day.

  • Dec. 14, A Few More Zone Plate Shots

    Dec. 14, A Few More Zone Plate Shots

    On Lomochrome Turquoise, shot with my Leica Ic and Skink pancake pro f/46 zone plate. Developed by The Darkroom in San Clemente CA.

  • Dec. 13, 4 Frames of Adox CMS II Inside.

    Dec. 13, 4 Frames of Adox CMS II Inside.

    The Adox Adotech IV developer that is the recommended developer for CMS 20 II doesn’t have a very long shelf life, this batch that seemed like I had just mixed up a couple days ago, was about to expire, so my primary inspiration to finish this roll of film was to just not waste the […]

  • Dec. 12, Leica* camera IIIc

    Dec. 12, Leica* camera IIIc

    Even though the Leica IIIc was introduced in 1940 and built until 1951, I strongly suspect that this brochure is from 1949 or 1950 as it came with a batch of Leica Photography magazines from those years.

  • Dec. 11, A New Look Sort Of

    Dec. 11, A New Look Sort Of

    For some reason I decided to try a different theme with WordPress, so far it hasn’t worked out too well, mostly because I’m incredibly inept at web stuff. Even though I’ve gone backwards a bit with all this, at least I’ve somewhat wrangled the current theme into looking not too bad. It does have a […]

  • Dec. 11, 11 Frames of Adox CHS 100 II

    Dec. 11, 11 Frames of Adox CHS 100 II

    These were taken on a recent walk around Reno, several were taken in alleys, a few are from the midtown area. This was my first roll of Adox CHS 100 II and the first time I’d used the Kyoei Acall 35mm f/3.5 lens. This was also the first time I’ve film developed film in Adox […]

  • Dec. 10, No Truth, No Beauty…

    Dec. 10, No Truth, No Beauty…

    Curse me. I swore this little blog wouldn’t become a music blog and I’m sticking to that. Nonetheless, we all have our lapses don’t we? In these post truthian times, sometimes it seems like beauty is a casualty too, collateral damage I suppose. Still, if not truth, I think something inside us begs that beauty […]

  • Dec. 10, 80+56, Two Views of the Back Porch

    Dec. 10, 80+56, Two Views of the Back Porch

    Just a pair of very long exposure indoor looking out Lumenbox photos. One obviously got a lot more direct sun than the other. I much prefer the 80 hour exposure with the sun trails I find it interesting that when you go beyond a certain point in the exposure, the color shifts become much more […]

  • Dec. 9, Blurry

    Dec. 9, Blurry

    I was finishing up a roll of Adox CMS 20 II that I was shooting at ISO 12 when I decided to finish the roll with indoor shots. As you can imagine this resulted in some quite long exposures that required a tripod and cable release, which was all fine and good until I decided […]

  • Dec. 8, New, New, New! All Singing! All Dancing!

    Dec. 8, New, New, New! All Singing! All Dancing!

    Ok, maybe that was a bit hyperbolic but the other day really was a convergence of new to me photography related gear arriving. On this particular day the following items arrived: A few rolls of Adox CHS 100 II: A film I’d recently read about in one of Alex Luyckx’s excellent and thorough film reviews. […]

  • Dec. 7, for Leica Photography: Four Fine American Made Coated Lenses

    Dec. 7, for Leica Photography: Four Fine American Made Coated Lenses

    I have no idea about a lot of things, so it should come as no surprise that I had no idea that Leica lenses were ever made in the U.S. it makes sense though given the post war time period. As far as I can discern the American made Leica Lenses were Wollensaks. I suspect […]

  • Dec. 6, My First Shot with the Lumenbox Twin!

    Dec. 6, My First Shot with the Lumenbox Twin!

    I really didn’t think this was going to work. Today was a cloudy, sometimes rainy day, yet I insisted on taking an outdoor photo as my first Twin shot. Between the lack of available sunlight and the intermittent rain, I didn’t think this shot had much of a chance.

  • Dec. 5, 5 Frames On the Outskirts of Reno with a Zone Plate and Lomochrome Turquoise;

    Dec. 5, 5 Frames On the Outskirts of Reno with a Zone Plate and Lomochrome Turquoise;

    There is nothing quite like a clear winter day in the high desert. There’s something about the brightness of the sun, the clarity of the air and the crispness of the shadows that I haven’t really seen elsewhere. The air and light take on an austere cold beauty. It was just such a day in […]

  • Dec. 4, 5 Frames of the New Ektachrome with my Noon 6×12 Pinhole:

    Dec. 4, 5 Frames of the New Ektachrome with my Noon 6×12 Pinhole:

    I really didn’t think I was going to bond with the new Ektachrome, I received a 5 pack of it for my birthday this summer and never seemed to get very great results with it no matter what camera I shot it with. I thought I’d try it with my Noon pinhole as the Noon […]

  • Dec. 3, New Cameras Day!

    Dec. 3, New Cameras Day!

    I’m pretty excited! Yesterday in the mail I received a little package from Jorge Otero that contained two beautiful little cameras. If you don’t recognize the name Jorge Otero, Jorge is Joterman the creator of the Lumenbox, the namesake of this blog. To be clear, Jorge from time to time sends me cameras to abuse […]