one day at a time

sky high

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin, Germany | © Verena Fischer 2013

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin, Germany | © Verena Fischer 2013

© Verena Fischer 2013

Planet Earth | © Verena Fischer 2013

© Verena Fischer 2013

Planet Earth | © Verena Fischer 2013

All pictures taken with: Zorki 4K and Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8.
Kodak Tri-X souped in Rodinal 1:50 (stand).

When you take an old film camera onto a plane nobody can complain that you’re using an electronic device during takeoff. And it’s tons of fun to shoot clouds from above! Most of the pictures won’t turn out special, but occasionally you get something awesome. I’m really happy with the last one for example. Both the pictures above the clouds were taken with a yellow filter at 1/1000 and f/22. It’s that bright up there! If you have cloth curtains, be careful not to burn them.

I have a whole other roll from the journey back, but these will have to wait until later. From a first quick glance at them none of them seem as spectacular as that last one. Sometimes you just get lucky.

Yesterday I picked up some measuring cups and plastic containers for developing the film over here. I also filled a roll of film, because that ruined roll from my flight is not really the best material to test a new developer. I might have accidentally pushed part of the new roll a stop as well – the markings on the shutter speed dial of my Zorki 4K are not really that accurate -, but I guess it will have to do. I’m not using a light meter anyway, so there is a lot of guesswork involved anyway. I’ll see what comes out of it. Whatever the result, it’s good practice.

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