For those of us in the United States our Memorial Day weekend is upon us.
The last Monday in the month of May is the day we remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
We had wanted to do something special for Memorial Day, but somehow home projects always get in the way. The fun of home ownership.
Instead we thought it would be fun to show you something from Marks taken recently and something from myself.
Marks took this beauty in our studio using his Mamiya C330. Our orchids have been flowering profusely since they were moved to the East facing kitchen window and he wanted to capture some of their beauty before it was gone.
He used a different film developer for this film, namely PMK or Pyro. It’s actually an old time developer which gives the film negative a strange look but brings out some amazing detail.
I wish you could see the silver gelatin print because it does lose at least 30% of its beauty during the scanning to digital. All our images are scanned from the actual silver gelatin print and not from negative unless stated.
Technical details and timings can be found on Marks’ Flickr site:-
I’m still having fun experimenting with the Infrared film so here’s my contribution.
This was taken by me using the Mamiya 645 Pro TL loaded with Ilford SFX using the opaque R72 filter at Princess Place Preserve overlooking Pelicer Creek.
This has taken on a slightly different look than the prior infrared images I’ve posted as we decided to try some carbon toning to lend a warmer tone to the image.
Here’s a link to my Flickr site for those technical details and timings:-
Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the United States. Remember to honor those who have given their all so that we might live in this wonderful country.