21 August 2013

from the darkroom - part 1.

last week had been raining practically every day and when on Friday the sun finally came out Jacopo and I decided to go for an evening walk. the light of the sunset is particularly beautiful this time of the year! I took both my Hasselblad 500 C/M and my Nikon FM along: the first one with a black and white film and the second with a colour one. as on Monday morning it was raining again I took the chance to spend some time in my darkroom: it had been a lovely start of the week!
a few darkroom prints:
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Ilford HP5+
there is nothing more relaxing than spending a rainy morning in my darkroom! I am not really looking forward to the end of the summer but I already know that the darkroom will be the best place for me to shut away from the coldness of the winter.
I am going to shoot many more black and white films!

22 comments:

  1. your b/w are gorgeous. i'm a fan of the sunset light too :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Silvia! I'm so happy you think so!

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  2. darkroom is always special. totally love the feel of the photos. yes more black and white please! <3

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I totally agree, darkroom is always special! I will shoot more black and white now that the winter comes!

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  3. I wish I had some darkroom techniques! Maybe I will aign up for a class one day. :) These are lovely (as always) but I had a special fondness for reflections in water.

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Katie! I think you should take up a class in darkroom techniques if you get the chance: you'll love it, I'm sure!

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg! I'm glad to see you're back from traveling - I hope you've had a lovely time!

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  5. These are beautiful! Now I'm wishing i have a medium format camera + darkroom techniques!

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    1. Thank you, dear Evelyn! There are plenty of good medium format cameras around - I hope you'll find one that suits you!

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  6. long time no see my dark room,this makes me miss it a lot,spent years inside my lab back at my parents home,all my equipment is still there*
    wonderful pictures!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Sara! I'd love to see some of your darkroom works - will you share some with us some time?

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  7. the darkroom can be really relaxing, except when you're using the one at my college and suddenly everyone who didn't do the work during the semester shoves into the room at sunrise trying to have everything ready in time for the evaluation and it can get really stressing, with everyone rushing around and asking you for things and really noisy.
    and i know this because i admit i'm one of those persons sometimes... - except for the noisy and annoying part. whops.
    anyhow!
    lovely as always :-) when you enjoy what you're doing, how can it go wrong?
    <3

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    1. Thank you, Catarina! That's true! Oh, and I have to agree about school's darkrooms being restless- I'm afraid it was the same for me when I was using the one in school in Milano. I'm glad I get to have my own equipment now, even though it was nice when the school took care of the chemicals!

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  8. These are just beautiful! I love your use of symmetry.

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    1. Hi Lisa, thank you so much! And many thanks for stopping by Passer Domesticus!

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    1. Thank you, dear Charlyn! It's so good to see you back here! How have you been?

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  10. I love black and white.
    The last picture is like from some old wonderful movie!
    And you are right, light is so beautiful at this time of year!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Sirpa! I also think that Jacopo looks like an actor from an old film in that photo - it may be because of what is wearing and the pose.

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  11. It's been raining almost everyday where I'm from. ;) These are gorgeous photos. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by this blog! I'm glad you think so and I hope you will get some sun eventually!

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