slaughterhouse five

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At the moment I’m in the process of editing the last two batches of colour rolls I developed from our trip to Argentina. It’s interesting to see the pictures at last and I’m quite pleased with the results. And at the same time I mustn’t allow myself to fall behind on the rolls that I’m shooting these days, so my experiments with rotary processing Hp5+ in Caffenol-CH continue. The Jobo processed another 5 rolls while I was doing something else and by the looks of them they turned out quite alright. I suspected that I would get much more grain and maybe poor tonality with this kind of processing, but actually the grain looks very pleasant and I quite like the results of the rolls I’ve seen so far. If I keep having such good results I might even have a new favourite! It would of course be laughable to return to HP5+ after all these experiments – it used to be my favourite emulsion some years ago – but if it delivers then I won’t argue with that.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 stand-developed in cold Caffenol-CL.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

It took a bit of doing and some half-hearted trespassing, but I got some shots of the famous slaughterhouse five.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

There were fences everywhere and none that I could easily work around, so I only managed a few unobstructed shots.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

A number of buildings of the complex have been torn down, but there are still a few left.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

What a building!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The rubble tells you that they’ve been breaking things up. This was the final one. It was difficult, sadly.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

So, we went down to the river.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Nice view. I’m not sure how the fishing is in these waters.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

There is a beach bar at the river. Or several actually.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

They all do sporty stuff there … it’s disturbing.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Construction developers tore down garden houses down at the river Elbe, although the area floods regularly. So, the locals sprayed their sign on the wall here: The Elbe belongs to us.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The ship is a hostel I think.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

And some beach volley. As I said, too much sporty stuff.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The kids love it though.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

And then there are of course the people who go for a walk along the river. There are many of those.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

This nice horse wasn’t interested in us at all. Shame, I would have liked some closer shots.

Comments

  • Julia McClelland

    The Elbe belongs to us is my favourite of these. Nice to see the black and white again!

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