New Toys – Scanned films!

Greyhoundman was very kind and sent me a new focusing mechanism for my yashica lynx 14! I installed it – some adjustment needed but will be done later(He was kind enough to explain me how to do that as well).

Iggers was generous and sent me three toys-at his expense(minox el and kiev 35a that need repair and a kiev 35a that works – waiting for the mailman now!) I will send him the elicon 35cm and vilia auto(I need to thank the man somehow,and besides he showed interest in them).

I am considering getting an Olympus PEN F with a couple of lenses(“normal”38/1.8; soligor 100/2.8) for very cheap – the problem is that it is jammed – I need to check if I can find a repair tech for it or do it myself. I wanted one for a while but they are pricey.
Wouldn’t mind finding a nikonm42 adapter for it.

I recieved three scanned films from Avi Agronov(color – two from Petra one “generic”) so something will be up pretty soon.

Recieved 20 or so records, mostly classical(Vienna Boys Quire singing Lieders for example – A romanian conductor I don’t know doing highlights from Peer Gynt and Nutcracker ), One Uriah Heep(cute), the Rolling Stones(Live at ’81 – great) and a couple of really ecclectic ones(WHAM!-to the bin ,the soundtrack from Zorba the Greek and Amalia Rodriguez).

Will listen and throw awaydonate what I don’t like. The scratched ones are “plastic cover donors” for my old records that have bad ones.

Mood is positive.

old BW

Where did all the cowboys go

(Jerusalem-probably pentax k1000+50/2 with tmax 100 or 400)

Untitled

(probably nikon fm2n+50/1.4AI Beer Sheba film sis either tmax 100 or pan 400)

Nature embracing son of god(Carlstejn pentax k1000+50/2 with tmax 400)
Watched Clerks II(Smith stll has it but I liked the first one MUCH better) and Shortbus(pretentious and average – the live sex is realistic and unpleasant to watch-distasteful gimmic) yesterday. Listened to Wagner’s Parcifal(deutche grammophon recoirdings,von Karajanb conducting vynil).

I like Wagner.

Jerusalem(old pics) two color, two BW

Armenian Church “The spirit survives the sword”

The Israeli Goverment doesn’t aknowledge the Armenian Holocaust. Apperantly trade with Turkey is more important

A private residence in the Muslim quarter – probably someone in the family returned from a Hajj.

A church entry on the Olive Mount.

I think the backlighting adds a mystical feeling – lost between two worlds.
This one is from Santa Anna church (Muslim quarter). It was shot on color film. The tourist was probably Italian.

The pics were either taken with a nikon fm2n,50/1.4 or a pentax k1000+50/2 SMC.
the films are either fuji x-tra 400 or fuji proplus II 100 for color and tmax 100 or 400 in tetenal for BW.

a little progress

today i dropped of 8 rolls of different color films(that I shot over the last 4 months) to develop(I will scan them one day) and about 200 photos to print(Prague travel album).I have somehting like 10 unscanned developed BW and about 5-6 undeveoped ones.I have 4-5 120 bw films waiting to be scanned by one guy and 4 x35 colored ones by another but they don’t have much time so it take forever.

I got the new computer and it works quietly and with no fuss.

I am not in a very photographic mood.I need to select 20-40 color pics to enlarge to 20×30 for my big pics album.

a little progress


today i dropped of 8 rolls of different color film(that I shot over the last 4 months) to develop(I will scan them one day) and about 200 photos to print(Prague travel album).I have somehting like 10 unscanned developed BW and about 5-6 undeveoped ones.I have 4-5 120 bw films waiting to be scanned by one guy and 4 x35 colored ones by another but they don’t have much time so it take forever.

I got the new computer and it works quietly and with no fuss.

I am not in a very photographic mood.I need to select 20-40 color pics to enlarge to 20×30 for my big pics album.

Sunny Mood

I feel mellow and pleasant(in a pink floyd – us and them kind of way).

Tonight is the last night shift of the cycle,

I ordered a new computer which should be ready on Sunday,

I will get some photogear in the mail soon:

  • on a loan – a couple of nikon bodies-fg and f-301, winder and flash for the fg – I wanted a second nikon body for a looong time now.

  • I ordered a set of kodak polycontrasr filters for my enlarger from David Murphy on RFF

  • Got some freebies- 2 sealed packs of 25 20×25 sheets of agfa multicontrast paper, a jobo tank + 2 adjustable reels with a cap but no cork – it’s is light tight but not watertight – I will use tinfoil and a rubberband or something- should be intresting to try something that isn’t paterson of which I have two.

NIkon fm2n;50/1.4 at 1.4 – 1/30 or 1/60 – color print film – a tungsten lamp from above.

Queer Winter

This one strange winter(in Israeli terms) sometimes the daya are hot(20-25 degrees celsius) and sometimes cold(around 7-8). The nights go from cool to cold(10-3).

Thanks God for tea.

Two Normandy cider cups(used mostly for tea)

White napkin,table lamp,praktica mtl3 with 50/1.8 (I think) and color print film

Some things just don’ amount to a hill of beans in this world

fm2n,50/1.4 AI at minimal distance, fuji proplus II 100 iso(i guess),openish(f=1.4 to 4),table lamp lying on it’s side ,black cardboard, beans, rough salt.


A couple of people told me the picture reminds them of drugs – as in food is addictive – but I don’t think it’s the issue.Just a study in still life.
I have given a guy I know several 120 films from the yashicamat to scan – so I’ll post them one day.
I am buying a new computer in a day or two.
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