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  • Lilith __, in reply to Karen Crisp,

    I wonder if there’s anywhere in NZ that makes Ilfochrome (formerly Cibachrome) images? And I wonder how digital images look printed via this process? The few Cibachromes I’ve got (made from transparencies) are startlingly deeper and more lifelike than regular prints.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Karen Crisp, in reply to Lilith __,

    I'm pretty sure there is not. During my first year at Unitec (a decade ago), the students here were taught Ciba printing, but it became obsolete shortly after, as the chemicals and paper became harder and harder to source.

    The first color printing I ever did took place in a friend's (literal) broom cupboard in Peckham, where he had a Ciba process set up. Beautiful prints, I agree.

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    We made it to page two in a matters of hours. Is it wrong that this makes me wildly happy?

    Anyhoo, thanks Jackie, and everyone else for your kind contributions.

    The last time I developed my own film was at a little room off Cuba Mall, that you could ‘rent’ for a nominal fee. That was in 1989. Before that I had used the Akl Uni darkroom in the Student Union. It is a process I loved, but not one I had a lot of time to pursue.

    Would I do it again? Probably not. Should budding photographers learn about it and the use of film cameras? How long have you got?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Is it wrong that this makes me wildly happy?

    Well, that depends if you think happiness is a good thing. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Capewell,

    This is fantastic – so fantastic that I finally, after what must be years of being locked out of my PA account, battled to get the password reset.

    I’m really excited about the images that will be showcased here; I’ve long been a big fan of Jonathan’s work, and Robyn really has an eye for the unusual, the quirky or the aesthetically pleasing. Jackson I am new to, but from this post, I can’t wait to see more.

    Good on you, guys.

    (edit: yep, turns out my last post here was three years ago - thanks for coaxing me out of my shell once more!)

    Manchester • Since Nov 2006 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

    Sorry. Bored with digital.

    Ah, I did wonder what it took to keep the poor things engaged !

    And I have been buying my film from the US for quite a few years now

    I hate it when film gets discontinued, like Neopan 1600. I was just getting good results from its tonal qualities of "soot & chalk".

    Winding the film, exposing it, spooling it, developing, fixing, washing, sorting the negs ...

    I only go that far now. The scanner makes the next bit easy. I guess the point I was trying to make is that film has become another 'antiquated' analogue process that refuses to die, much like vinyl records. However, film has qualities beyond the aesthetic, as pointed out in Joe's link (above) to the A Place in Time project.

    Digital is different, not better. Amongst other things film is significantly more archival than digital images so the record of the project will last for very many decades.

    Also wanted to add my thanks to Russell for the opportunity, and to Matt and Cactuslab for their hard work creating the photo blog template for us to use.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • richard,

    Nice work all; this is a great new feature.

    Not looking for New Engla… • Since Nov 2006 • 268 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

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    wowie - this is fantastic......

    Here's the first travel shot: the atrium of Bangkok immigration a couple of weeks back (also on a G9)

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to richard,

    Nice work all; this is a great new feature.

    There are a couple more new blogs coming, but not till the new year. I'll hold a competition to name one of them before Christmas.

    Also: I've retired Graham Reid and Fiona Rae's blogs from the masthead, although all their posts will still be available. Fiona signed off a little while ago, and Graham readily agreed that no posts since February 22 (yes, that February 22) was a sign to hang up the blogging pen.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Elaine,

    Sounds like Capture could be an excellent addition to the Auckland Festival of Photography programme next June, either in the blog form or if you organise an irl exhibition. Here's the details for taking part if you are keen: http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/taking_part/index.cfm

    Auckland • Since Nov 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Digital is different, not better. Amongst other things film is significantly more archival than digital images so the record of the project will last for very many decades.

    I think this is arguable. Digital files backed up and kept in a current format (and migrated if the standard changes) should suffer no change at all. Black and white prints should last for a couple of hundred years if properly stored, colour prints less than 25 years. Prints and negs are susceptible to mildew and fungal attack as well as scratches, dust and bruising. (Anyone else here tried to scan older negs or slides and found a nasty black fungus spotting them?)

    Sounds like a great project, though. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Elaine,

    or if you organise an irl exhibition

    Hmmmm ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    I make no claim to any technical or aesthetic merit here, but I thought people might like to see the view from the edge of the Mt Eden crater this afternoon.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Okay, so how do you post photos? Do they have to be on a website, like yfrog or summat?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Black and white prints should last for a couple of hundred years if properly stored

    How do we know? The first ones aren't that old yet. ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Use the "attachment" box under the comment box.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to 3410,

    Black and white prints should last for a couple of hundred years if properly stored

    How do we know? The first ones aren’t that old yet. ;)

    This is a good point. I assume clever technical people have done clever technical research. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Lilith __,

    Oh. Duh. Thanks!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    happy hour...

    ...wildly happy?

    Happy, like light, covers a vast spectrum
    Photography is a happy medium...
    Mildly with a little initial inversion and
    some red shift*, through tickled pink,
    swings exultantly to wildly...
    Double happy braces one for the rapture,
    Ecstatic is obviously moving...
    Better elate than nervy I always say
    bring on those excited photons
    Frozen as they make their getaway

    and to think it was Daguerre's birthday
    just the other day

    *speaking of red shift, one of my first after school jobs
    was as bike messenger boy for Agfa Gevaert in Chchch...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    This one's for Jackson.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Elaine,

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    Here's the details for taking part if you are keen

    Oh, definitely. In real life even?

    We were probably going to come to you after a few posts, or even next year, but thrilled you have found us first. There's a certain gallery I have in mind, but lets not count our chickens. Early days, etc.

    view from the edge of the Mt Eden crater this afternoon.

    Your horizon is pretty damn good. Something I find challenging. Was going to use this Hipsta print in the opening, but chose Whiritoa instead.

    I feel like I should have a prize to give away for the best photo. We'll be working on that too.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Okay so I chose one, and it looked like it was loading. But nothing. Hmm.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

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    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    all craters great and small...

    the view from the edge of the Mt Eden crater this afternoon

    with a little squinting it could be the dreaming spire of some castle on the Rhine...


    the madding crowd...

    the atrium of Bangkok immigration a couple of weeks back

    What only two people immigrating!
    What are Grey Power (and Winston) on about!
    oh hang on is that emigration...


    developing thoughts...
    I'm wondering if there will need to be a Gallery function here soon, as the images start to outnumber the words - perhaps posted pix could go to a 'wall' somehow - how do other image centric sites handle this?
    and how to carry the necessary info with each?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Photography is a happy medium...

    Happy happy joy joy, even ow!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

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