love oil

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The pictures I’m showing to you today were taken at the beginning of the year. Since they were still processed with the old agitation scheme in Ultrafin they still have quite a bit of grain. The next analog pictures I’ll be posting will be from a more recent roll. The old agitation scheme was: 60sec of swirling at the beginning and one inversion every minute. The new scheme is 30 sec agitation at the start, 5sec agitation every minute and 30 sec of agitation at the end, whereas agitation means careful swirling. The differences in grain and tonality that result from this slight change of agitation are tremendous. Apparently the inversions and less careful swirling results in a pronounced increase in grain. As always: The more agitation, the more grain. It goes to show how very important every detail of analog processing can be. At the moment I’m shooting about two rolls of film a week and there are still about 10 rolls worth of scans that need some dust removal, so you will see more results both with the old and with the new agitation scheme.

All pictures taken with: Zorki 4K and Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 developed in Tetenal Ultrafin 1:20.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

No idea what love oil is …!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

This is a country where sunglasses are helpful.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Those dogs seem to have more social interaction than the rest of them.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Very distracted hand shake.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Attitude!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Another dog moment!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Puppy about to pounce. Bikes are apparently fascinating!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The things people take on walks in this city …!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

My aim was slightly off, so I cropped this to 3:4 instead of 2:3. I’m not a fan of non-standard formats, so I tend to stick with 1:1, 2:3 and 3:4.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The usual means of transportation in this city: Push-chair, skateboard, surfboard.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Less common: the bike.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

And one of my usual subjects: Humans in shop windows.

Comments

  • Ralf D.

    Definitely the dog pictures. But I also like No. 9 even if shot from the hip 😉

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