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Adventures in ISO 6400

By spaceman
A few more examples of what I've come to think of as my adventures in ISO 6400 - handheld night photography.

You know, it's just as well they're not called Spencer & Marks.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Medium format Night Traditional darkroom Black and white High speed film Marks and spencer

Voters: woolybill1, mrswoolybill, BigSausage and 8 more

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Strobe Plus
10 1.3k United States
2 Jul 2010 6:50AM
I really like the grain, these are excellent

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spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
2 Jul 2010 12:14PM
Thank you Marc.
DP_Imagery Plus
13 24 6 Wales
2 Jul 2010 12:22PM
Bags of atmosphere - great contrast and tonal range. Crackers all.

spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
2 Jul 2010 4:57PM
Thank you Bruce.
MickS Plus
13 23 14 England
4 Jul 2010 2:50PM
Watcha Michael,
excellent little series, I thought M&S stood for Michael and SpacemanSmile
Was it a Bronica, most 645s have 80mm lenses, or should I say, all the ones I see advertised, the Bronica has 75mm.
What did you develop in. Back in the 60s and 70s I used to use 400 ASA, I expect it was HP5, in 35mm and wind it up to 3200 and develop it in what was called a surveillance developer, can't remember its name, they had some grain in themSmile
spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
5 Jul 2010 12:25AM
Hiya Mick, nice to hear from you. Yep, it's a Bronica I use. Just checked the lens and it's a 75mm. I developed the film in Ilford DD-X which is the most expensive developer I've ever used (15 for a litre and it has to be used at 1:4 not the more usual 1:9). I've just bought a bottle of Ilfosol 3 which is much better value - just have to see if it's as good as the DD-X. I've really got the bug for this handheld night photography lark - but I've got to wait months for those early winter nights Smile

Cheers Mick.
5 Jul 2010 1:21AM
Superb set of images, wonderful tones and very well taken for me it has to be V1.

spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
5 Jul 2010 1:43AM
Thank you Hugh.
Andysnapper Plus
9 109 25 England
10 Jul 2010 12:32PM
Very nice set of images, I think the tonal quality is excellent on all of these, very evocative.

spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
11 Jul 2010 12:55PM
Thanks Andy. I find that even the drabbest of subjects can be transformed when photographed at night.
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 2:54PM
'You know, it's just as well they're not called Spencer & Marks.'

Ha ha!

Love this - excellently done. Great portfolio.
spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
12 Jul 2010 2:03AM
Thanks Sandra, I'm glad somebody got the joke Smile

And thank you for looking at my other stuff as well - much appreciated.
Paree Plus
12 616 3
15 Jul 2010 7:49AM
wow looks like a 60's photo

the brilliant black and white masterpieces
spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
15 Jul 2010 5:45PM
Thank you Maureen, it's kind of you to say so.
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2010 10:05AM
#1 is superb — the row of people at the bottom of the frame really makes it.

Re #3, I think 'operative', as a noun, is my least favourite word in the English language. It's so demeaning. An 'operator' is somebody who is active, who takes control and makes independent decisions, a human being; an 'operative' is something that is operational, merely performing its function, an automaton. When I am Supreme Ruler of the Universe, the sign will say 'Caution: workers'. We now return you to your scheduled programming, Grumpy Old Men.
spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
18 Oct 2010 12:44AM
Do you know, I'd never even noticed that word until you mentioned it. You're entirely correct.

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