Current state of affairs in Film
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:24 PM
Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:17 AM
In light of recent events I am forced to reevaluate everything . I know there is some special work with film to be done, but I believe the tour de force work is over.
I now have hundreds of hours of exposures to comb over and organize. Maybe I will produce a catalog of sorts, kinda like a Selected Regions of the Milky Way, ala Barnard. I have all my field notes from all those years of shooting. It will be fun to organize and desktop publish. I do want to get into writing and perhaps this will be a good next step and a worthy project.
It is hard to pass up those nights. Let's plan on observing more and photographing less. But you know we'll get the itch to load a roll and expose from time to time.
Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:44 PM
I now have access to Bortle 1.5 skies up north and can visit this cottage throughout the year. Those skies alone would make a huge difference to the quality of the exposures. When I viewed the M. Way this summer from this location - even with a rising moon, it was something I had not experienced in quite awhile. The hunt camp has just under Bortle 2 - and the cottage is noticeably "richer" in what can be seen with the eye.
Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:23 PM
I think I will get some BW film from Freestyle and develop it myself.
All this talk of "toxic" chemicals. Color chemicals could be pretty toxic, I suppose, but I never had any trouble either way. BW chemicals - how I loved the smell. I can't wait to get back into it. I had the strangest brown spots on my hands from not using gloves...
Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:38 AM
Please shoot and post any pictures you get. This could be a great comet to shoot and many are looking forward to it. Will you be shooting from a tripod or mount?
Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:24 AM
Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:17 PM
We still have time to get sorted out for this presentation. It could be a special once in a lifetime event as we go thru the tail and hopefully get a fantastic shower.
Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:14 PM
It's cheap and really good. Snatch some before its gone.
Fuji Acros 100 is the best B&W film for astrophotography, period. It will cover the spectrum from blue to orange, but cuts off dramatically in the red spectrum. Should be fine for comets.
Kodak Gold 200 is a great performer, but requires more exposure than the fuji films listed above.
I have not tried Kodak 400. If it is like the old gold 400 from the 90's it should be a great film.
Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:29 PM