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Did somebody say "grain" .... ;)

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by Done_rundleCams, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. taxor

    taxor Well-Known Member

    They'd be much nicer (and the grain a bit less pronounced) printed on photographic paper via an enlarger. Incidentally, I was watching a bloke in my local play on of those 8 string, fannied fret guitars through my Marshall combo - a very expensive looking bit of kit (the guitar, not my amp) and he still managed to make it sound like someone kicking a suitcase down the stairs.
     
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  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks Tony ... much appreciated :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D

    Jack
     
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Well, If I'm really brave, Taxor, I, actually, purchase some paper and the associated chemical and try some 8x10 prints at one of
    the local camera clubs/community darkroom (kind of) in my neighbourhood :eek: and see how the grain looks on a print :).

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Strange how my attitudes change. When I was a school boy I used to try and minimise grain by using Microdol and Pan F (I think that was the film). Silly really because I was using an old folder with simple triplet and no focussing aid. I rarely enlarged beyond half plate. Now I like gritty grain for suitable monochrome subjects. The grain has to be sharp, and faked digital grain is obviously fake.
     
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    100%, Learning, 100% :). Except, when I was starting out in late 80's, I was never into "fine grain" stuff, mainly, because I was shooting for newspapers and, par for the course was, shooting 400 (BW or Colour) and we would regularly push the film two stops or, on the rare occasion, three stops :eek: So, when the high speed films (1600 or 3200) came around, it was a bonus :). I really like the Rollei Retro 400 ... such nice grain :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  7. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    What band is in those shots Jack?They look sort of Country to me.

    Love the pics though.
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks Dave :) and the band is called "Peddle Train" and they play a bit of everything ;)

    https://www.reverbnation.com/peddletrain

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  9. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jack,and thanks for the link..
     
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  10. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Well grain isn't a fault in the film, it is the film as brush strokes and knife texture are to paintings.
     
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  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Oh I agree, but if Jack threw one of these lumps at you...

    Sorry Jack, just teasing. I'd be happy to have taken any of them.

    Off topic a bit, they remind me a bit of early Stones.

    S
     
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  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Exactly, Mark, I, usually, tend to cast blame on the developer, person or the liquid, because
    it can't have anything to do with the exposure and/or the photographer ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  13. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    No worries, Steve, I've had way more photos rejected than accepted :D ... tis part of the game ;)

    I'll let them know, Steve, and, I'm guessing they'll chuffed at that ... reminding you of the early Stones :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  14. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Are Rolling Stones more of a hazard that ones that just lay there doing nothing ?
     
  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Well, personally, Mark, I prefer the latter :eek: Mind you, I'm just speaking about myself -- old and sloth like ;) --
    I prefer the band to have a bit of mobility .... such as these geezers:
    Mar1-18-AP-Thurs-IMGP6251 copy.jpg Mar1-18-AP-Thurs-IMGP6171 copy.jpg

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  16. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Last time I wasvin a position like that Jack Diane got me drunk and had her wicked way:D
     
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  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D ...... I don't think, Mark, I ever had that much energy :D ...although, perhaps, during my travels through Europe and the UK in mid-70's ;)

    Cheers,

    jack
     

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