Exploratorius

Old School Film Hack

Tag Archives: Eastman Double-X (5222)

Pointy End Toward the Horizon

18
Aboard the PatriotSt. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Aboard the Patriot
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

A hot, sweltering, crispy-critter day ashore.  What could be better than taking a nice boat ride and having the breeze cool you down?  Take in the sun and have something icy cold to drink… and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in that lazy, drowsy state where time just sort of drifts along and conversations slow to a crawl.

Window of the Past

16
Point Lookout lighthouseScotland, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Point Lookout lighthouse
Scotland, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Point Lookout Light Station and DepotScotland, Maryland (July 2, 1885)Photo credit: US National Archives

Point Lookout Light Station and Depot
Scotland, Maryland (July 2, 1885)
Photo credit: US National Archives

I always enjoy looking out through the windows of historic buildings and imagining what the view was once like to the original inhabitants.  Was it the same as I’m experiencing?  Likely not.  All sorts of other structures were not there, and sometimes there was even more landscape to see.

Such is the case here.

The chain link fence that is just visible in the above image was added about thirty to forty years ago.  The building beyond the fence was added to the grounds sometime after 1930, long after another building that was there had vanished.  To the right of the window frame (in the image above) lies the moldering remains of a long Coast Guard depot pier, which was still fully functional in 1939 and can be seen in the photograph from the National Archives (image to the right). Continue Reading →

I Know Where the Cat Sleeps

10
In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

In the boat house at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Maryland (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

The View is Devine

6
Along the Eastern Divide -- Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia (July 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Along the Eastern Divide
Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia (July 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Proper Boat Shoes

4
Those heels look lethal to fiberglass decks -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Those heels look lethal to fiberglass decks
Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Better Days Are Long Behind

4
An abandoned church being used for storage -- Central Maryland (August 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

An abandoned church being used for storage
Central Maryland (August 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Classic Lines

4
Ensign at the stern -- Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Ensign at the stern
Annapolis, Maryland (October 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Big Hook

6
Dawn in the Inner Harbor -- Baltimore, Maryland (September 2015)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPHEastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

Dawn in the Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland (September 2015)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH
Eastman Double-X (5222) + Diafine (stock) 3+3

What Dreams May Come

28
Floating down the hallway of infinity -- Central Maryland (August 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Floating down the hallway of infinity
Central Maryland (August 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Have you ever lurched awake in a cold sweat from a dream, only to wonder — what was it exactly — that made your heart pound?  And the more you try to remember, the more it slips through your grasp?

Was it a nightmare?  An argument?  Were you late for a very important date?  Or escaping from the worst toilet in Scotland?  Were you having a warm and comforting visit with someone when it suddenly went terribly awry?  Or maybe approaching the best part of the dream when a subtle change or noise in the real world causes you to snap awake?

I have dreams like those, where it’s incredibly vivid while I’m in it, but then it just vanishes like diaphanous vapor… and I’m left grasping at straws about what just happened.  This image reminds me of that — I can barely make out something… I’m not sure what… and the more I try to make sense of it, the more it eludes me.

Fallen Gabriel

4
Long forgotten Christmas display -- Beallsville, Maryland (August 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZMEastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Long forgotten Christmas display
Beallsville, Maryland (August 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss C Sonnar T* 50/1.5 ZM
Eastman Double-X (5222) + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes