It is Thursday, the 23rd of February. We had a couple of inches of snow overnight. Mid-morning, I drove to Kaiser Woods to capture some images with my Nikon N90s. I had the Voigtlander 40mm 1:2.8 lens attached to the camera.
I loaded the camera with a roll of Kodak 400tx. I did not push the film. The developer increases the applicable ISO of the film, and with the need to add exposure because of the snow, I left it at 400. I added some exposure to some images with the camera set at 400 ISO.
I hiked the area this afternoon with my Nikon N75 and 20mm 1:2.8D lens. The snow is almost gone, and there are hints of Spring everywhere.
This is snow falling, but not from the sky. There was a breeze, and all this snow fell on me and my camera from the trees above. The N90s does have some weather sealing, and as of this afternoon still works.
This was the 26th roll of film I have developed in the original solution of Diafine.
4 Replies to “snow. 400tx@box speed. diafine #26.”
Fantastic capture of the snow. I could never get the exposure right. My Pentax LX did let in the moisture when I went out in similar conditions to yours here. That was years and years ago. We hardly have snow here. All but 4 or 5 negatives were ruined with the dampness. Again. The developer longevity is proving very interesting. All the best.
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I will be going to a high end stationary and art supply store tomorrow. Is there a paper which is specialized for fountain pens?
I am no expert. However in general. To consider. The combination of types of ink and nib flow and size (extra fine, fine, medium and broad) can provide a dry to wet result. But Rhodia and Midori papers are hugely respected and cope with most combinations. Japanese paper is highly regarded. The weight and thickness of paper, grams per square metre (GSM), is worth considering too. Lighter paper can cause problems. Ink can be simply too heavy. A fine nib can be good with lighter paper. Problems to think over and ask about? Feathering of lettering lines and bleed through to the other side of the paper. Also, choosing plain/bullet/lined/graph style design is a personal consideration for many. Lined paper and the distance between them is worth considering because of how large your own writing style is. I know Moleskine can cause problems at times with fountain pen intolerance. If you want a notebook or journal? Ask what they have to suit. There are so many makes! Also handmade Khadi paper is a great choice. Paper in the form of an art sketchbook for watercolour has different coating finishes so the ink may well stay wet and take longer to dry.
After all this! Rhodia or Midori really are popular and a good choice. But a tad expensive. I read Amazon customer feedback if considering buying. I recently looked at feedback on Buke bamboo paper. Never tried it but it seems very popular. There are some great bloggers on here who look at paper choices. I follow ‘The Well Appointed Desk’. Brilliant analyses. Just looked and found this link. https://www.jetpens.com/blog/The-Best-Fountain-Pen-Paper/pt/730
All the best and thank you for asking.
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