Escaping the heat
The assistant and I took a walk in the woods. It was way too hot outside, there were too many mosquitoes, and after a while the camera felt too heavy. It ended up being a short walk when we went back inside to shelter from the sun. But I shot some pictures of plants with the Calumet camera and magnifying glass lens.
When I scan the paper negatives I get 25 Megapixel files, the images I share here have been resized to 1 or 2 Mpix to save space. The image above is a section from the middle of the picture below. The lens and paper are perhaps not the ideal tools to get sharp high resolution pictures, but I am impressed at the quality possible with such simple means.
Since its such a hassle to convert the bathroom into darkroom I didn’t want to start with just four sheets to develop. I took out the remaining holders and went on a shooting spree in the apartment, with the intention of producing negatives rather than actually taking good photographs.
I did some still lifes and even managed to convince Katen to sit for a quick portrait.
‘Quick’ being relative, with the primitive camera and paper negatives I need the exposures to be a couple of seconds at least. The junior assistant did not take direction very well.