Once again I've got some analog images to show in this blog, and unlike last week's batch I think I nailed the focus in at least one or two of these with "my" (technically dad's) Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6 x 6 camera from 1957. I must say I am starting to like these large negatives...the amount of information in them is pretty amazing!
Last weekend I was up in Helsingborg (about a 50 minute drive north of me) helping a longtime friend of mine move, and by the time we were done putting her stuff in the rented trailer I discovered that I didn't really need to come along to her new place, there'd be plenty of people there to help with the unloading process...so I took a brief photo stroll in the city instead, discovering a cemetery with a rather odd, very hilly design, a design that I struggled to portray the steepness of!
I got a few odd looks this time too, just as any time I've been out with the 50s camera (I think it's the bellows that people notice), but the more I shoot with it the less self-conscious I am about it. Let them stare I'd say! Perhaps I should follow my brother's "advice" and get some vintage clothes, like a tweed three piece suit and a flat cap to go along with the camera...I think tweed suit no...a flat cap, definitely a possibility - there are some goodlooking ones out there.
I finished my photowalk with some street photography and some shots from Knutpunkten, the transportation hub for buses, trains, ferries and taxis. The escalators in my image lead up to the ferries to Denmark, where people tend to bulk up on their beer supply and whatever else they might need (the Danish coast is only about 25 minutes away with the ferries).
The images on this film were developed in Kodak D76 and then scanned on a Canon flatbed scanner before taking them into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (that name is a really stupid conglomeration of words) where I've tweaked the light and contrast levels ever so slightly.
I must say I am starting to enjoy using that REALLY old camera with its 12 exposures per roll and the slow photographic process...which is just as well, since I just ordered 5 more rolls of 120 film! ;-)
In the future though I think I'd want to use something that is a bit more similar to an SLR camera, where I can look through the actual lens when I focus, rather through a separate window where I have to "guesstimate" the distance. That's a future investment though...for now I am okay with learning to use the Zeiss and the various 35 mm film cameras I've acquired lately.