Category Archives: Blitherings

Rainy Day

Today a pretty good rain storm is hitting the California coast – up to 3 inches in some areas, with potential mudslides where land has been laid bare by wildfires.  I had hoped to get out before the rain, to … Continue reading

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Looking, Looking at 2016

It’s hard to believe that today is the end of 2015, and only yesterday it was 2000, and so on.  Time is endlessly fascinating, as is age and energy. So, it’s New Year’s Eve!  Resolutions abound amongst my friends, from … Continue reading

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I Forget About My Phone . . .

Usually, I take my cell phone with me, set so I don’t hear it ring. I bring it for emergencies, not because I want to text friends or take calls or listen to spammers or check my email or the … Continue reading

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A Photographer’s Friend: Epson V600 Scanner

For 35mm film, you cannot go wrong with a Pakon scanner – it comes in a lot of flavors and price ranges.  The problem is that it is no longer being manufactured.  Models vary in price and availability, usually on eBay. … Continue reading

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Catastrophe in the Dark Room

Well, in the film-changing bag. I have the Paterson set-up, with adjustable reels, for home developing of film.  My first round of developing was smooth and easy, using 35mm black and white film.  This time, though, was awful.  The Paterson … Continue reading

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Crummy to Better

This is the original photo, scanned on the Epson V600. This one (above) is cleaned up using Epson Scan and Digital Ice, along with post in On1 Photo 10 and LR 6. The one below is with the Noise / … Continue reading

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Agfa Isolette iii and Epson V600

I decided to try a medium format camera – an Agfa Isolette iii – and a scanner for film – the Epson V600.  These are scans directly out of the scanner, scanned at 3200 dpi, 48 bit, with dust and … Continue reading

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