I don't know if I am as enamored with the CC as many others seem to be, I kept finding that I wished that it had either a faster shutter speed or a smaller available aperture. But maybe I should also have used a slower film on such a sunny morning. It did do better in the shade then in the sun, but the lens does not seem as sharp to my eye as the other Yashica rangefinder lenses are. But Maybe I am just grumpy.
These are the first photos that I have been able to take since a mishap on the basement stairs last week left me with a painfully sprained right shoulder. I doubt that I could have handled a larger or heavier camera today.
Shoot what you can hoist! Hope the shoulder gets better quick.
The fact you haven't used the CC much means you are not used to what it can do image quality wise, Mike, and you were using a grainy film to start with. That said, I think the shots look fine, though when you have a mixture of light extremes, both levels could be worked on a bit in post.
Yeah, I guess that I was just a little grumpy. Adrian, I will try to do a write-up on my experience so far with home development, but right now, typing is one of the most painful things that I can do. I have an appointment with an orthopedist on Wednesday to see just what kind of damage that I have done to myself, I'm sure that there is some ligament damage as the shoulder is very unstable at this point, and the joint pops in an out of the socket if I move it wrong, and that really hurts.
I'm hoping that they don't have to make any cuts, Phil, but I don't think that I will be that lucky. X-rays showed at least one bone chip, and the doctor thinks that an MRI (scheduled) will show a torn rotator cuff.
Ouch! I've had shoulder problems too, and know how painful that can be. Whether or not you require surgery, here's to a speedy recovery and full use of your shoulder and arm soon.
Mike, I think your CC photos are great, and plenty sharp considering the film grain. I don't see much difference between these and G-series shots I've seen on Tri-X. I especially like the TC Mae's shot and the Top Hat Lounge; good contrast, composition, and detail, with plenty of sharpness. Granted, the focus in TC Mae's is on the background of the cafe rather than the customer, but the area that is in focus is sharp.
The only photo I had a quibble with about focus is not in the group above; it's on flickr: the shot of the brick building undergoing remodeling (demolition?). It seems that the focus is sharper on the background buildings than on the detail in the middle of the scene. Also check your processing and/or scanning in the photo of the church bell tower; there's a lot of dust showing in the sky.
Thanks for sharing these photos. I like them a lot.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2014 22:05:49 GMT by nrparsons