What do you see like: 2014

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Another year, a fresh roll, a formatted memory card, a new bottle of fixer, a quick swipe of the glass platen, another folder on the hard drive...

I'll start with some more post-midnight NYE shots...



Michael Jones, Thursday, 2 January 2014 17:18 (ten years ago) link

Top one is lovely!

Got a couple of rolls of film developed today, though nothing on them taken in 2014.

michaellambert, Thursday, 2 January 2014 17:51 (ten years ago) link

hey thank you michael. yeah they are 35mm; i keep meaning to post some digi-snaps here from my cellphone but otherwise i am always 35mm. i am getting a lil better at scanning - i bought compressed air & gloves! - but it's still kinda frustrating seeing others' superior scans. i posted some really lovely dale bolender pics in another thread, they are the kind of thing i'm half in love with & half just jealous of the processing of. your pics are nice, too; motion blur is something that beguiled me when i started taking pictures, i lost interest in & now am hyped about again.

mustread guy (schlump), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:27 (ten years ago) link

love those michael, the third one especially

b+w shots of lots of lights at night never get old

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 3 January 2014 18:29 (ten years ago) link

You seem to be doing a great job with your scans so far, schlump. I get pretty jealous of others' superior scans, but it's patience and practice to some extent, isn't it?

Grady, I got lucky - only had my phone and my XA with me, didn't expect to see any of those things but glad I did.

michaellambert, Friday, 3 January 2014 19:35 (ten years ago) link

i keep meaning to revive an old maybe-chinavision-authored ILP thread about workflows & stuff, because i feel like i have just slowly stumbled on the weird process of scanning & adjusting colours for negative scans, googling VUESCAN HELP every couple of weeks & stopping doing things wrongly. i do enjoy getting just-about-okay-enough to succeed in scanning at some acceptable level, then getting comfortable, & then feeling able to try to do another thing with scans, though; if i look back over the past year they are gradually more correct, gradually less dusty, gradually more consistent between frames & so on.

mustread guy (schlump), Friday, 3 January 2014 19:50 (ten years ago) link

I should leave the 50 on there for a week and shoot B&W JPEGs wide-open at ISO 6400...


Michael Jones, Saturday, 4 January 2014 00:22 (ten years ago) link

Except I didn't.


Michael Jones, Monday, 6 January 2014 00:01 (ten years ago) link

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dysign/11791016196/";><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/11791016196_74398da247_c.jpg"; width="800" height="536" alt="kid from our tour"></a>

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 6 January 2014 14:39 (ten years ago) link


Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 6 January 2014 14:40 (ten years ago) link

Dang is that a volcano

, Monday, 6 January 2014 14:57 (ten years ago) link


; )

, Monday, 6 January 2014 14:57 (ten years ago) link

yup! Hawaii.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 6 January 2014 15:11 (ten years ago) link

dayo has a lot of cassettes and bottles of nasal spray

markers, Monday, 6 January 2014 15:33 (ten years ago) link

I probably won't have anything to post here for awhile. I have a lot of scans recently, but am not ready to do anything with them yet. Gotta spend time on some other non-scanning activities for the winter probably.

Speaking of scanning though, I usually do batches of about 20-30 rolls over a period of a week or two, and for the record my scans are often actually kinda dusty. I figure if I really like a picture I can rescan or just clone out the dust. Or just roll with it. Never had any luck with Vuescan. Always gave me weird color casts or clipped highlights. And some rolls are just hard to scan and get the colors right. Others are super easy.

Actually I probably should try to process and upload some pictures soon. I might start just dumping stuff on flickr.

Anyone ever get photobooks printed? I'm thinking of doing some cheap ones just to get in the practice of editing.

for China?

chinavision!, Monday, 6 January 2014 15:40 (ten years ago) link

龜 that's so rad. i feel like i newly understand how it must feel to be just a full-blown, rangefinderforum frequent poster, receptive to the charm of just gear pictures, of seeing film in multiples. & what's legacy 400 like?? & what are you gonna do with the 120? just to throw down an ILP-wide schlump endorsement on this topic f w i w i would totally be fooling with this if i shot 120, i miss the 135 unbearably,


china i miss seeing your photos. NO PRESSURE. make a book. emmet gowin's first book was just five copies i think. so there's a book. i should make a book. i feel you about the scanning, though i am sticking with vuescan for now, i don't know what else i'd use with just a desktop scanner. the nikon programme seemed pretty good.

mustread guy (schlump), Monday, 6 January 2014 20:28 (ten years ago) link

Haha legacy 400 is just Neopan 400 which is what most of my HK pics were shot on

Just remembered that Neopan 400 is discontinued

This is priceless stuff then. Fuck it

120 is... I'm gonna inhabit Vivian, wear her clothes

, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 01:18 (ten years ago) link

they stopped making ektachrome in 35mm??????

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 15:31 (ten years ago) link

^ good board description

chinavision!, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 15:34 (ten years ago) link

gr8080 yeah, e100/200/' extra color' is discontinued since a year or so ago; 120 still exists, & there's still some stock, expensively, through random amazon marketplace sellers. my fav slide film! pour one out.

mustread guy (schlump), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 17:23 (ten years ago) link

I still have a bunch shot but unprocessed in my fridge, like when bobby in the sopranos had the last baked zitti his wife made in the freezer, saving it

mustread guy (schlump), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 17:24 (ten years ago) link

I have a document somewhere - probably on the old laptop - detailing film stock and where stuff is (e.g., "Fuji Reala 100, exp Aug 13, complete Jan 12 2013, top drawer" and "Provia 400F, exp Sep 10, Bronica SQ-A (9 of 12)". I know I have at least one APS, a couple of 135s and a 120 awaiting processing. Every camera has a roll in it, including the Polaroid back for the Bronica. Nothing will be processed within expiry dates at this rate.

Meanwhile, bike saddles. They're still around.


Michael Jones, Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00 (ten years ago) link


mustread guy (schlump), Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:30 (ten years ago) link

Hah double exposures? Love the toothbrush

, Friday, 24 January 2014 05:18 (ten years ago) link

schlump that is a very schlumpy photo

, Friday, 24 January 2014 05:18 (ten years ago) link

yeah double exposures.

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 24 January 2014 05:21 (ten years ago) link

Thought you had gotten some kind of weird thing to hold in front of the lens

, Friday, 24 January 2014 05:21 (ten years ago) link

Some iPhone shots of my son:

Spottie, Friday, 24 January 2014 16:41 (ten years ago) link

i am internetting sporadically recently so keep forgetting to contribute to this thread but: spottie that second picture's so nice, & gr8080 those neon/landscape shots really blew my mind, you should get them printed & exhibit them somehow, they are wow

mustread guy (schlump), Saturday, 25 January 2014 22:24 (ten years ago) link

thanks man! still experimenting, have a few more rolls to shoot over

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Saturday, 25 January 2014 22:33 (ten years ago) link

Yeah meant to say those are partic cool.

Spottie, Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:42 (ten years ago) link

And ty schlump

Spottie, Saturday, 25 January 2014 23:42 (ten years ago) link

God so much good stuff posted in this thread and it's not even the end of Jan

sktsh, Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:01 (ten years ago) link

Near 4.3° N, 73.4° E last October. I finally upgraded the computer to sort through all of the images


disposable soma (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:46 (ten years ago) link

Maldives? Cor.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:44 (ten years ago) link

Late to the party on Grady's double exposures but great work!

michaellambert, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 19:00 (ten years ago) link

Will try to do more of this... long-ish exposures at ground level, controlling camera by phone, "scope"-style crops...


Michael Jones, Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:46 (ten years ago) link

Wasn't sure where to post this but never seen such a take on this kind of thing before.

tsrobodo, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:32 (ten years ago) link

Welcome to ILP tsr - probably

let us now catalogue famous people

There's also photo-breezing for just general breezin' about photography

That's an awesome link btw

, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:47 (ten years ago) link

Got some developed for the first time in ages...

Bronica SQ-A, 150/3.5, Lomo Redscale 50-200 XR


Canon FTb, 50/1.4, Fujicolor C200


Canon EOS 10, Sigma 10-20mm (NOT for full frame), Reala 100, bounced flash


Michael Jones, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:58 (ten years ago) link

Covered our local festival at the weekend. On my feet, going from venue to venue, for about 9 hours over 2 days; our deadline for submission was 10am Monday so it was a late night Sunday. Had a minor card failure and lost about 20 images, which was a bit scary. Bit of an education from the pros who were covering things - seeing their files stack up in our shared Dropbox I can see they were so much more involved, talking to people, getting stories, etc. I was just floating above it, looking for pretty textures.




Michael Jones, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 15:19 (ten years ago) link

getting an assignment is so fun, all ILPers should do it some time

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 July 2014 04:24 (ten years ago) link

who are the rockabilly dudes?

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 July 2014 04:24 (ten years ago) link


Not been inside though.

michaellambert, Thursday, 3 July 2014 21:05 (ten years ago) link

Rockabilly dudes: The Boom Boom Booms. Guy on right I actually knew in Liverpool 25 years ago, but we ended up living in the same
South London neighbourhood.

Michael Jones, Monday, 7 July 2014 00:12 (ten years ago) link

Snapped this at our fam reunion a few weeks back. Pictured is my mom talking to my brother (and his wife) next to my mom's mom who has severe Alzheimer's. I just love how detached, relaxed and care free she looks.

Strictly EZ Snappin' Nhex (Spottie), Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:38 (ten years ago) link


Strictly EZ Snappin' Nhex (Spottie), Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:38 (ten years ago) link

Not from 2014 (dates back to 2011) but thought it complemented sktsh's second. In honour of the erstwhile Rolling Photo Wheel....


michaellambert, Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:07 (ten years ago) link


sktsh, Friday, 18 July 2014 09:19 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...


sktsh, Monday, 4 August 2014 23:37 (nine years ago) link

I do like that.

Ryoji Ikeda's Spectra installation in Westminster. Obv, the place is crawling with DSLRs, and we're probably all taking the same pictures. Oh well.




Michael Jones, Sunday, 10 August 2014 12:48 (nine years ago) link

My girlfriend and a couple of her friends did a 5k yesterday, involving a mess of paint powder. None of them are visible in this shot.


michaellambert, Sunday, 10 August 2014 19:01 (nine years ago) link


SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 August 2014 19:23 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Lens seems to have been fine after the colour run.

A couple of weeks ago:


And today, lovely light but only had my phone with me and I just don't seem to have the skill some people seem to have when it comes to phone photos:


michaellambert, Saturday, 30 August 2014 17:28 (nine years ago) link


╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Sunday, 31 August 2014 15:46 (nine years ago) link

man i have basically just stopped taking photos

gbx, Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:04 (nine years ago) link

man i have basically just stopped taking photos

― gbx, Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:04 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I took my medium format camera out today in an attempt to finish the roll of film, took two photos and went home. Just wasn't into it at all. It's starting to worry me.

michaellambert, Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:35 (nine years ago) link

well for me the stuff i like to shoot (basically people and street scenes) are no longer available -- it's funny, i live in a p beautiful area (like a very short walk from this http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/15272580.jpg, which is not my pic), but nature photography is sorta boring to me (even though l love nature) and the rhythm of my daily life no longer compels me to keep a camera handy

gbx, Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:39 (nine years ago) link

like i think i should go on a vacation (which i need anyway) to reignite my passions, so to speak

also i think something is wrong with my leica and i'm scurred to send it away to whoever that old guys is that fixes them

gbx, Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:40 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, nature stuff is very difficult to make interesting. Part of my problem is I'm struggling to see anything "fresh" or new in my surroundings at the moment. Also discovered I've got some fungus or something in one of my MF lenses, so that hardly helped my enthusiasm levels.

It doesn't help that I've not been doing a challenge or project to make sure I'm actually going out of my way to take photos.

michaellambert, Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:54 (nine years ago) link


╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Sunday, 31 August 2014 16:56 (nine years ago) link

that's a great one gr8080

For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (whatever), Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:12 (nine years ago) link

been a while, not sure how to add images anymore, let's see


For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (whatever), Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:24 (nine years ago) link

obviously been too long, let's try again.

For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (whatever), Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:25 (nine years ago) link

It doesn't help that I've not been doing a challenge or project to make sure I'm actually going out of my way to take photos.

― michaellambert, Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:54 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think maybe i will do this, come up with a good rural New England project -- problem is, a lot of interesting portraiture is available to me and like really really not available (ie - patients, hospital, etc)

gbx, Sunday, 31 August 2014 19:57 (nine years ago) link

sorry that 2nd image is so large.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 12 September 2014 06:27 (nine years ago) link

love those pigeons

╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Friday, 12 September 2014 13:53 (nine years ago) link

Predictably adore the last one.

Michael Jones, Friday, 12 September 2014 14:29 (nine years ago) link

1st looks almost staged, wonderful positioning/framing/lighting.

the european nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:50 (nine years ago) link

yeah that's perfect, beautiful & mundane

ogmor, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:03 (nine years ago) link

Thanks! I was on the other side of Oxford Street waiting for a gap in the traffic. Guy took a drag on his cigarette (go in close and you'll see the tip is alight) just at the right time.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:48 (nine years ago) link

Another gig shoot at Daylight Music. Easy to take pics in there - lovely light, static subjects. It's avoiding other photographers that's the problem.

(This was Kristin McClement and her drummer/harmonium player)



They used one of my pics of Ex-Easter Island Head from May as the flyer for the Autumn schedule:


Michael Jones, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:57 (nine years ago) link


╲╱\/╲/\╱╲╱\/\ (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:40 (nine years ago) link

Twilight in Piccadilly Circus.


Michael Jones, Friday, 3 October 2014 22:33 (nine years ago) link


difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 October 2014 03:03 (nine years ago) link

^ photo connections

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:30 (nine years ago) link


schlump, Friday, 17 October 2014 02:05 (nine years ago) link

I went on a short holiday. Hundreds more where these came from.


michaellambert, Monday, 27 October 2014 20:15 (nine years ago) link

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