I never seem to learn…

Had an idea for a non-portrait today: Shoot one of my benches with a single shop light above. Seemed like a good idea, really. I’m still learning the Ektascan, and there’s scant info about reciprocity failure. What started as a 12 second exposure (metered) ended up as a 10 minute exposure in order to get the shadows under the bench near zone III.

Ektascan reciprocity failure...

Clearly pushing the limits of the film. Pulled the developing about 30% to bring the contrast down to something reasonable. Still, lots of flare, the and contrast is poor.

So, after spending several hours running through half a dozen sheets of Ektascan, changing developing times and exposures, I set up the 70D and shot this in about 30 seconds. Desaturate, upload, done. Some things are better suited to digital, a lesson I never seem to learn…

No reciprocity failure...

End of Fall Lacrosse…

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Today was the last fall 7/8 lax game. Finally. My son has been complaining about being on this team all fall – zero commitment from most of the rest of the team, lackluster performance with no desire to improve. It’s been a chore to get him to the games, but he gives his all, and that’s all I can ask.

Winter workouts start next week, and indoor winter lacrosse is in a couple weeks. Bring it!

Shots from today’s game, Canon 70D, Sigma 70-200/2.8 with a 2X TC.

Bubba…

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From the weekend. I have to admit, while I always liked the process of large format, I’m enjoying the overall experience of photography more now than I have in years. This was from a 10 minute sitting, trying lots of different poses, expressions, positions. When my son got tired of the process, we were done. Much easier, lower impact on him, and favorable results.