Tag: Leica IC

  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 3, The New Model Ic Leica Camera: Leica Photography Magazine Spring 1950

    Dec. 3, The New Model Ic Leica Camera: Leica Photography Magazine Spring 1950

    A while back I acquired a beautiful old Leica Ic, I thought it might be fun to try and find some original literature for it and I somewhat hit the jackpot. In addition to a bunch of old Leica brochures I got several issues of Leica Photography magazine from 1949-1950, not a complete set for…

  • Dec. 1, 14 Frames of November’s Odds and Ends:

    Dec. 1, 14 Frames of November’s Odds and Ends:

    Yikes! I was supposed to post the odds and ends from the end of November yesterday. Instead, here they are a day late and a dollar short, there are more than I expected for what I recall as a somewhat photographically lean month. I’m over 65% sure that these have not been posted before (maybe…

  • Nov. 30, A Couple Shots of Trees;

    Nov. 30, A Couple Shots of Trees;

    Still trying to get some decent shots of trees. These are from two different rolls of film, the first from a roll of XP-2 shot on a ride through Sparks NV, the last from a recent roll of Washi S shot at the VA. Not much to see here, move along.

  • Nov.28, 8 Frames of Washi S at the VA

    Nov.28, 8 Frames of Washi S at the VA

    Possibly unfortunately for you dear reader, the local Veterans Administration campus is a never ending source of photographic inspiration for me. Every time I walk by I find views of the angles, forms, lights and shadows that I hadn’t seen the last time I walked by, but that’s what I love about photography. Everything old…

  • Nov. 26, 9 Frames of Washi S Around the Neighborhood:

    Nov. 26, 9 Frames of Washi S Around the Neighborhood:

    These were taken on Thanksgiving, all the preparations were completed and we were just waiting for guests to arrive so I thought I’d have a short walk around the neighborhood and shoot the roll of Washi S I had in my Leica Ic. The Leica was wearing one of my favorite lenses the Voigtlander (Cosina)…

  • Nov. 20, And 7 More Frames of Turquoise;

    Nov. 20, And 7 More Frames of Turquoise;

    These are from the same roll as the Apocalyptic Reno post, but I didn’t think they really fit in with that grouping of shots. Taken with my Leica Ic and Voigtlander 15mm, developed by The Darkroom in San Clemente.

  • Nov. 17, Apocalyptic Reno, 16 Frames of Reno Businesses with Lomo Turquoise and my Leica Ic:

    Nov. 17, Apocalyptic Reno, 16 Frames of Reno Businesses with Lomo Turquoise and my Leica Ic:

    To be fair, I expect that any locale with orange skies and turquoise vegetation would look at least somewhat apocalyptic. I have to admit that when my three rolls of LomoChrome Turquoise 35 arrived I was pretty excited to see what the results might look like. Previously I had been quite impressed with LomoChrome Purple,…

  • Nov. 11, 10 Frames of Reno Alleys with Adox CMS

    Nov. 11, 10 Frames of Reno Alleys with Adox CMS

    I hope you’re not getting too tired of seeing photographs shot with Adox CMS II? It’s a film that seems to always pleasantly surprise me and I currently have several rolls on hand that I plan to shoot in the near future. The Adox Adotech IV, the developer recommended by Adox and the only developer…

  • Nov. 1o, A Tree Sampler,

    Nov. 1o, A Tree Sampler,

    I love taking photographs of trees and I hate taking photographs of trees. To be clear, I’m a great admirer of trees, but sadly, my depictions never seem to do them justice. The very three dimensional and extremely textural qualities of trees almost never translate well to the cropped two dimensional frame of the photograph.…

  • Nov. 9, Adox CMS II, How do I Love Thee?

    Nov. 9, Adox CMS II, How do I Love Thee?

    I know that I’m easily amused, but I’m always amazed at how many black and white films exhibit distinctly different characteristics depending upon how they’re exposed and developed. Adox CMS 20 II is certainly one of those films. On the bottle of Adotech IV, the recommended developer for CMS, it gives instructions for developing CMS…

  • Oct. 31, Aggghhh! Horrible Brain Eating Zombies from the Discard Folder!

    Oct. 31, Aggghhh! Horrible Brain Eating Zombies from the Discard Folder!

    (Or October End of the Month Odds and Ends) Every month I make a folder for images that didn’t get posted from various rolls and cameras . They may not have gone well with the other images from a given post, or I thought they lacked something in comparison to the images posted. Sometimes they…

  • Oct. 30, 4 Interior Frames of Kentmere 400

    Oct. 30, 4 Interior Frames of Kentmere 400

    From the same roll as these shots of alleys taken with my 49 Leica Ic and 21mm Voigtlander (Cosina) lens. I’m impressed enough with the Kentmere that I’ll probably develop the next roll in Artemisianol. I’m a little stingy with the Artemisianol these days as winter and the snow it brings are rapidly approaching and…

  • Oct. 28, 6 Frames of Reno Alleys with Kentmere 400:

    Oct. 28, 6 Frames of Reno Alleys with Kentmere 400:

    Every day I realize more and more that I don’t really know anything about anything. Up until today, I thought that I had a strong preference for high contrast films and only a tolerance for low contrast films. I bought a few rolls of Kentmere 400 (as I understand it’s a sort of budget version…

  • Oct. 27, Just Some Trees;

    Oct. 27, Just Some Trees;

    Shot on Agfa Copex Rapid 50 with my 1949 Leica Ic and developed in Artemisianol (sagebrush). These are from the same roll as Return of the Leica Ic, just a few shots of trees that didn’t seem to go well with the building photos.

  • Oct. 25, The Return of the Leica Ic: Buildings & Copex

    Oct. 25, The Return of the Leica Ic: Buildings & Copex

    I love my old 1949 Leica Ic, but to be honest it’s not half the camera that my Canon IVSb2 is, I mean that literally, as it’s missing the upper range finder section. Aside from the missing rangefinder/viewfinder, It’s just not as solid, well machined or precise as the Canon but I don’t love it…

  • June 24, A Comedy of Errors with Rollei Infrared 400 and My Leica Ic.

    June 24, A Comedy of Errors with Rollei Infrared 400 and My Leica Ic.

    These are kind of hard to explain. I had one roll of Rollei Infrared 400 left and decided to experiment with it. I thought I’d try pushing it a couple stops to bring out the grain. It didn’t work out so well, I did succeed in increasing the grain, but the film came out terribly…