Jack Baty

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Roll-80 (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

2022-08-02 Photography
I attended our annual family reunion in Newaygo this weekend. It’s always great to see everyone. I shot a roll of HP5 with the MP and 35mm Summilux. Aunt Joan and Uncle Bob Playing cornhole Smiles all around My cousin Aaron Judy and Norma

One from the beach

2022-07-30 Photography
I took the little Stylus Epic to the beach yesterday. Nothing much came of it, but here’s a self-portrait from the day. Not sure what that flare is toward the bottom of the frame. The good news is that the Epic didn’t make its usual grinding noises while rewinding. I was worried about the camera, but it seems fine now. Self-portrait Olympus Stylus Epic | Kodak TMAX 100 Digitized with Lumix S5 Continue reading

2022-Roll-073. OM-2n/HP5

2022-06-22 Photography
There was a roll languishing in the OM-2n so I finished it during my walk today. I really need to find some new subjects. Shot on HP5 Plus. Developed in HC-110 (dilution B) for five minutes. Scanned on the Epson V750. Mirror self-portrait. OM-2n. HP5 Plus Flag while driving. OM-2n. HP5 Plus Bridge. OM-2n. HP5 Plus

I love this boring photo of a lamp

2022-03-12 Photography Jack
My wife bought an awful, kitschy plastic lamp and set it on one of the floor speakers. I, of course, balked. That was a week ago and somehow the lamp is still there. I hate the lamp, but I don’t mind the light that it throws against the wall, and my wife loves it and thinks “it’s adorable”. Who am I to judge? I took a photo of it. It’s just another boring snapshot by a film photographer looking for excuses to finish the roll. Continue reading

I enjoy processing film

2022-03-01 Photography Jack
There are things that I dislike about shooting film, but processing isn’t one of them. I actually enjoy it. I shoot a roll or two of film each week and process it in my bathroom darkroom. Developing black and white film is quite simple. I have gotten to a point where the process is muscle memory. I shoot mostly the same type of film (HP5 Plus) and develop it in HC-110. Continue reading

The Kodak Retina IIIC

2022-02-27 Photography Jack
My dad called me from Florida and said that one of his neighbors had died and left a bunch of camera stuff to be given away or sold. He mentioned there was “some old Kodak” and wondered if I was interested in it. I said “Sure, why not” and he said he’d send me a box with the camera and some other stuff that came in the box. The Retina Way Continue reading
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