David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/24 11:35 a.m.

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Love the look of old glass.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/24 11:35 a.m.

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Love the look of old glass.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/24 11:37 a.m.

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Love the look of old glass. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/24 11:38 a.m.

And speaking of old glass, shot in downtown DeLand, Florida, with my Canon F-1 and old 50.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/24 11:56 a.m.

Look closely at the roof of the Bus: It hinges open so the cook can stand while cooking.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/28/24 8:27 p.m.

Expired Fuji 400 shot with my Canon A-1.

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic SuperDork
5/28/24 9:39 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Nice, what color is that? What's the Cd of that roof rack? smiley

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/28/24 9:44 p.m.

In reply to VolvoHeretic :

The color is called Ruby Red Metallic. The roof racks whistles around town. Then it quiets down. :)

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/29/24 8:46 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Look closely at the roof of the Bus: It hinges open so the cook can stand while cooking.

I don't recall that being offered as a factory option....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/29/24 9:26 a.m.

Skating in a DeLand alley. Backlit but still with some detail. Shot on film. 

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
5/29/24 10:56 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Love the look of old glass. 

They make everything look dreamy and cinematic, even if it's not really that great a setting or the light is flat.

No auto focus though, so shooting sports and most action is pretty difficult. 

Like, I know I shot at least 40 frames to get this keeper. Thank goodness for digital, I guess? It does let me take shots that I just wouldn't try with film, just to see what happens. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/29/24 11:19 a.m.

Re: manual focus.

I had that same thought at Miata night on Monday as I photographed some cars entering the lot–just at a crawl, basically.

How did we shoot action–manual focus, manual exposure–back in the day? 

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
5/29/24 3:29 p.m.

Very carefully, if I recall. And some guesswork and using film that's really forgiving. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/30/24 10:57 a.m.

From a cafe racer night in downtown Sanford, Florida. Shot on film with my A-1.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/30/24 11:00 a.m.

And a PS to the above: That’s also shot with my expired Fuji 400. No editing, either. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
5/30/24 12:08 p.m.

Throwback to the local VW show in 2015. More insperation to get my Beetle on the road. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
5/30/24 1:51 p.m.

Strangeland and Wallens griping about no auto focus... Jeez, I did this with a rangefinder Nikon and 135 telephoto that you had to focus with the rangefinder, but compose with an added upper sight that manually adjusted for parallax. Hand haeld separate light meter.     Rich Jacksic in his Formcar. Bridgehampton April 1968. Ektachrome 64  I couldn't afford to waste film either at age 16!

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
5/30/24 5:07 p.m.

Wow. That's seriously cool. 

Also, that crash "structure" gives me chills. At least he's belted in, kind of.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/31/24 9:29 a.m.

Another one from cafe racer night–on film, zero editing. 

I’m really happy with the colors and depth of field on this one. This is the sole photo that I took of this setup.

dr_strangeland
dr_strangeland Reader
5/31/24 12:56 p.m.

Very nice.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/31/24 2:10 p.m.

In reply to dr_strangeland :

Thanks. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
6/1/24 8:45 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Film teaches discipline! Here is another from the Nikon S2/135 tele setup. I still have the camera, Pop bought it new in 1957, and I excercised the shutter this AM. The photo is again a cold April Bridgehampton driver school in 1970, driver is my Pop, in Taraschi BT052, Ektachrome 64

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
6/1/24 9:19 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Are these like large format or something? Admittedly I am no pro, but with my grandmother's inflation not-adjusted $400 Minolta from the 70s I never once got anything so crisp, so far as I recall. Maybe it's also how I was scanning digitally? What are you doing for that?

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
6/1/24 10:19 a.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

I'll comment that the scanner is definetly the focus limit on the last 2 I posted. I gave a pro processed blow up of the Formcar shot to Rich when it was new. I was 8.5x11" and very crisp, much better than what you see here.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/2/24 11:47 a.m.
P3PPY said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Are these like large format or something? Admittedly I am no pro, but with my grandmother's inflation not-adjusted $400 Minolta from the 70s I never once got anything so crisp, so far as I recall. Maybe it's also how I was scanning digitally? What are you doing for that?

Everything I have posted here that was shot on film was taken with my Canon A-1 or Canon F-1 (both 35mm DSLR) and some expired Fuji Superia 400 film. 

Processing and scanning by Reformed Film Lab here in Ormond Beach. I started with the small scans before eventually moving to the medium scans. More on their scanning services here

I’m not editing the scans at all. Just drag and drop. 

Glad you’re enjoying the photos, and more of non-car work can be found on my Instagram

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