the market, et cetera
It’s slowly been getting warmer, which is a welcome change. My cameras weren’t really huge fans of the cold. I’m happy to report, however, that my Pentacon Six is in working order, as far as I can tell. The frames were overlapping because of the cold, I guess. The last roll I got back, which was shot on a rare warm day, came back with no overlaps. I’m still going to have to shoot one more roll to test the shutter speeds, though, because they seem a bit slower than they should be. Alas, after all of this frustration, I discovered that my scanner doesn’t scan 120 film. I’ll try to sell it when I return from Nicaragua so that I can buy one that scans medium format.
I’ve been spending a lot more time in South Philly lately. I live just north of Center City, so the walk down to the Italian Market area is a pretty long one (with many things to be photographed on the way!). Here are some shots from the Italian Market and the surrounding area, and then some random ones (as usual).
Pentax k1000, 50mm, tmax400
Immediately after I took this shot, the man pushing the shopping cart started screaming at me, using various words I’d care not to mention. I just ignored him, but I’m not going to say he didn’t intimidate me a bit!
Now leaving South Philly… (still tmax)
Now for some HP5+ (at 400). I don’t think I’ll ever shoot this film at 400 again. I still have a ton in my freezer from buying a batch of it on eBay. Not that it’s so bad, but for the price… Tri-X and Neopan are much prettier.
I know… another reflection.
I’ll end with another photo of the adorable girl I babysit. I’m lucky that the table gets such nice light, because she’s always doing her own arts and crafts there!