It’s partly true, too, but it isn’t all true. People always think something’s all true. --Holden Caulfield, “The Catcher in the Rye”
A beautiful sun drenched Sunday to do chores (last lawn cutting/leaf mulching), camper winterizing and storage, etc). Have a meat pie in the oven as an evening reward (traditional UP pastie cooked as a pie in in pie pan). I end up with six slices such that five are frozen for other suppers-easy to nuke quickly in the wave when I get home from the clinic during the week.
Mud creek is on the way to Lake Superior and about five miles from my home. Always nice light in the late afternoon this time of the year, as it was yesterday when the rain finally quit. Shot it on my way to the Montreal River, above Superior Falls, where I finished the roll of eight (6x9) shots on the Zero Image Pinhole. I have been having issues with loose film winding that results in light leaks when you take the roll out of the camera. I think I have come up with a remedy by doing what we used to do with our Holgas, inserting a folded piece of film box (in this instance, a business card) behind the take up spool to create more friction, resulting in a tighter wind. We shall see next time, but when I ran a junk roll of 120 through the Zero with this modification, it seemed to work.
Many years ago when Kodak introduced T-Max films, advertised as using T-grain technology for much finer grain than traditional silver, I used them for about a year with disappointing results. As I noticed via reading in the various photographic newsgroups that the emulsion has long since been changed, I decided to try it again and bought some 400 for the pinhole. Great improvement-no more magenta stain and wildly blown out highlights. Very pleasing when developed for a very short five minutes in HC-110, which is my same time for Ilford HP-5 and Kodak Tri-X, making it all the more beneficial if shooting these together. I found this same phenomenon when returning to using Ilford Pan F-the new version is much improved and far less contrasty than the version I used in the 80’s.