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Back to Film in Black and White: (1)

One of the inspirations for this photo blog was the retro look of William Eggleston's color photos of the south in the 1960s. They brought back good memories. This post is a step in that direction, an attempt to bring back old memories through the use of film, or as Proust titled it, a la recherche du temps perdue. It took about a dozen rolls of film to get familiar with an old Leica R3 again, some in color and some in black and white. The camera will have to go back to Leica for service, but the last roll of black and white was usable. The negatives were scanned at 300 dpi, edited in Lightroom, and tinted with a sepia preset. If the camera can be tuned-up by Leica, maybe there is a future to this.

My apologies for the new blog design. introduced a mandatory update to their new blog template, and this is what you get. It's obviously a step backwards in web design, but I had no choice. It was either update or delete the blog. The padding of white space is an insult to the brain, and there's nothing I can do about it. The end user has little to no control over the design elements in the API. Perhaps there is a way to get into the code to control things, but that's not a likely prospect given the time constraints of everyday life. Like everything on the internet, it's part of the global dumbing-down of information -- more white space, less content, scroll two miles to find a piece of content. For now, we'll have to live with it while I explore other options.

Gear Photos were made with a Leica R3 and a 50 mm summicron-R f/2.0. Tmax-100 film was used.



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