Back to analog by hjv

Back to analog

After two heart attacks within a year, I have to slow down on doctors order. Gradually going back to work gives me a lot of free time.

Working like crazy for the last couple of years threw me in a photographic rut.
I'm getting out of that by going back to analog photography. Starting with old Nikon and Nikkormat SLRs, restoring them mainly, I went further back to Russian Zorki Leica copies, using sunny 16 for exposure and back to midformat TLRs.

This night shot is taken with a 1932 Balda Juwella folding 6x9 120 film camera. The camera has been restored which was mainly cleaning the fungi in the lens and relubing the shutter mechanism.
Exposure was 2 minutes at f/12.5. The film, Kodak Tmax 100, was semi-stand developed, 2 x 30 minutes in Rodinal 1:100. The negative was then photographed with a Nikon D7200 with 40mm Nikkor and processed in Photoshop.
Oh my Hubregt! Two heart attacks!!! Thank God you are doing better! I will look forward to seeing your photos again. Always a favorite as you are so talented. Please follow doctor's orders!
January 17th, 2020  
Dat zal flink schrikken zijn geweest voor jou en je familie, heel veel beterschap gewenst.
Great image, love the light reflecting of the wet street leading your eye to the building
January 17th, 2020  
Almost 12 months, and then I read two heart attacks. I hope your on the mend! And what a come back shot too. Brilliant.
January 19th, 2020  
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