Sunday, July 28, 2013

Finally back in my new darkroom

After more than one year and a new location, i installed again my enlarger.

It was plan to have a dedicated room but because of short time i decided to put it in my guest room.

Two shots that i wanted to print for a while:

Eukobrom 1+9 for 3 minutes f:11, 30x40 rc tetenal TT Varyo. Which from this negs:

I printed also this one which is a bit contrasty so i tried to get the maximum of it. Stil contrast is high. f:11 9s, 3' in eukobrom on the same paper.

This shot comes from this negs. Taken on the way from Arusha to Dar El Salam.

They are not extroardinary pictures but they means a lot. I officialy started again to print after so long time. It s the end of the process, much more pleasant than a scan from negs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rock of Solutré

We have been walking on the top of the Rock of Solutré a sunday afternoon with my family. 

All shot were taken on Ilford Pan-F plus with my Rolleiflex, souped in Diafine.

The Rock of Solutré (French: Roche de Solutré), is a limestone escarpment 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Mâcon overlooking the commune of Solutré-Pouilly and an iconic site of the Saône-et-Loire, in the south of the Bourgogne in France. Protected by the French law on sites classés and currently at the heart of a Grand Site National operation, it draws its fame severally as a rare geological phenomenon of the region, as a prehistoric site of the eponymous Solutrean paleolithic culture, and for the natural environment which it summit provides, the pelouse calciole grassland of Mâcon, with its distinctive flora and fauna. Occupied by man for at least 55,000 years, it is also the cradle of the Pouilly-Fuissé wine appellation. It has attracted media coverage since the 1980s when French President François Mitterrand started to make ritual ascents of the peak once per year.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Early landscapes

During my way to the office, passing by the "Dombes" an area in the Ain departement, full of small lakes.

Rolleiflex - Pan-f plus - Diafine