Ferns and Light 1 & 2

It’s that time of year when it seems like a peak of plants waking up and taking form for the summer.

Here’s a couple of fern plants in the JTG in GGP. If the banner image above works Ok then you you should see the two shots I took of these one after another. I wonder if the sliding effect will work [Note: it doesn’t – at all – not sure why – now displaying one photo only above, of the two below]. Would probably be better to fade in and out together.

Ferns and Light 1 by amwadley
Ferns and Light 1, a photo by amwadley on Flickr.
Ferns and Light 2 by amwadley
Ferns and Light 2, a photo by amwadley on Flickr.

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(Nikon F5, 85mm f/1.4 AI-s, Ilford Delta 100 Professional, NCPS Dev/Scan)

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Painted Rocks

Painted Rocks by amwadley
Painted Rocks, a photo by amwadley on Flickr.

More Ilford Delta 100 Pro film, this time from a roll of 35mm in the F5 with the 85mm f/1.4 AI-s lens. First outing of the 85mm on the F5, I usually use it on the F4s, but it performed well.

I just thought these bird painted rocks without their artists in Strybing Arboretum were quite fun.
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(Nikon F5, 85mm f/1.4 AI-s, Ilford Delta 100 Professional, NCPS Dev/Scan)

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Japanese Tea Garden, Reeds 2

Japanese Tea Garden by amwadley
Japanese Tea Garden, a photo by amwadley on Flickr.

More from a 120 roll of Ilford Delta Pro 100 I finished recently. This view is part of the pair taken of these emerging reeds in the Japanese Tea Garden near the southernmost pond.

This one is taken at the widest aperture of the Zeiss 80mm lens to highlight just a narrow swath of these leaves, and the pine needs that have fallen down between them to the ground.

Again I like the tonal range of this film – enough contrast and plenty of detail across the range of exposure.

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(Ilford Delta Pro 100, 1/500s f/2.0 Contax 645 with 80mm f/2.0)

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park

I have been trying out Ilford Delta Pro 100 as a candidate for my default everyday B&W film. I already like Ilford Delta Pro 400 for something slightly faster.

And so far I’m liking it. The contrast seems just about right on well exposed negatives and the mid-tones seem to carry a lot of detail.

So I will probably use this from now one and retire my use of the old standards FP4 Plus and perhaps also Pan F.

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(Ilford Delta Pro 100, 1/30s f/5.6 Contax 645 with 80mm f/2.0