Gardening For Ordnance – exploring the concept with expired film

My recent batches of expired 120 film that I am using for my Gardening For Ordnance project has been providing some pretty drastic visual effects. "Off-color" transparencies would be an understatement. For last week's unaltered scanned film, here, the resulting image really did not have much yellow left in the film. The resulting visually off-kilter... Continue Reading →

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32-E extension tube for Hasselblad

Hasselblad 503cx with 32-E Extension tube and 120mm Planar Makro 2019 copyright by Douglas Stockdale I just noticed that my Memory Pods subjects are just starting to bud and as I stated¬†at the end of last year for this seasonal year I needed to augment my 120mm Makro lens with an extension tube. Primarily to... Continue Reading →

Memory Pods – end of Season Four

Memory Pods, June 2018, copyright Douglas Stockdale Now that the heat of July has come in full force here in Southern California, the Aloe Vera seed pods that I am photographing for my project Memory Pods are all quickly withering away in their own unique style. As I wrote earlier in April, this is my... Continue Reading →

Hasselblad jamnation – Again!

Hasselblad 500 C/M January 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale This is not the post that I had intended for today, as I was hit again with the Hasselblad Jamnation blues. Yesterday afternoon I picked up my 500 C/M after it was "repaired" and after some back and forth last night, loaded the A12 back with some... Continue Reading →

New Adventure for 2017: Video

Untitled (Middle Ground) copyright 2016 Douglas Stockdale Something that has not really captured my attention for some time is working with video. I am of that generation in which movies were made with super-8mm film, a real bear to edit (actually had to physically splice the film together) and trying to add sound was an... Continue Reading →

Memory pods – 9-12-16 negative #8

Untitled (September 12, 2016 Portra 160 Negative #8) 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale I just finished scanning this negative from my Memory Pods project. For this photograph, my subject is just barely out of focus. I have determined that this negative in conjunction with two others from this same studio session might create an interesting triptych,... Continue Reading →

On the scanner: 09-04-16 negative 12

Untitled (Memory Pods project) copyright 2016 Douglas Stockdale Cooking on the Nikon film scanner is negative #12 from my September 4th studio session working on my Memory Pods project. Hasselblad & 150 mm f/4 lens with two 21mm extension tubes, Kodak Portra 160 with an E.I. of 80, normal film processing. Scan is taking a... Continue Reading →

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