Wednesday, August 21, 2013

As Promised: Bad + Bad = ?

"Bo" The Horse
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

I must say, this was a surprise! it must be a case of two horrible things coming together and somehow their chemistry just clicks to turn out something fantastic. The element of surprise is one of those things I like about film photography, even though they're often just little surprises.

I was just curious about how "the worst film ever", combined with a real bad and very old 52mm (not the usual 50mm) sample of a Russian Industar 61 Lens would come together in real life. I was expecting something that would truly look like the earliest attempts at 1930's era color photography. It came out kind of like that, but not at all in the way I was expecting. The lens' tendency to green-shift, I thought would be especially interesting, but then, I'm using the Kodak Color Plus 200 film with a notable tendency to red-shift, and as we all know, red and green are complimentary colors, and so I ended up with something quite beautifully neutral, but because of the lenses' other characteristics of looking old (because it is old, and really cheap), I didn't know what to expect.

Aside from something that looks like a light leak, running vertically up the far left of some of the photos, I am really pleased with the way these turned out. I don't think it's a light leak, because it was only present in some of the shots. I believe it's because the camera spent some time in the car on a few really hot days, and what we're in fact seeing here is the result of an overheated metal take-up spool putting a hot-spot on the film - always in the same place of course.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Reflective Pond
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200


Late Summer Hay Field
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

Queens Road
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

A Bit of My Barn
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

High Marsh Corn Field
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

Open Sky Farm House
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200

Open Sky Barn Cat
FED-5, Industar-61, Kodak Color Plus 200


1 comment:

  1. These are actually quite nice. I particularly like the one with the road

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