© 2009 Jacco

Summer in fall

When I woke up this morning and looked out of the window, the sky was a solid grey.

It’s fall. I was feeling a bit (actually more than a bit) under the weather. Grey outside, grey indoors, grey inside my head.

Grey grey grey.

But then, while scanning a roll of film from this summer, I found this.

Sunflowers. The grey disappears. The sun is back.

Sunflowers, a cure for fall.

Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Polypan-F in Rodinal (1+100, semi-stand 40 minutes).


  1. Posted October 14, 2009 at 12:53 | #

    I like the subject and the story behind it, but the picture is quite … dull (sorry).
    Quite interesting development scheme though 🙂 Does it have an effect on the negative that really sets it apart from standard development?

  2. Posted October 14, 2009 at 16:48 | #

    40 f**king minutes !!!! you have plenty of time seems 😀
    You should use that on sum bloody contrast shot with burned in sun that it could help, but here? You lost all that nice contrast of summer, don't you think?

  3. Posted October 15, 2009 at 09:20 | #

    @both: this was the first time I did semi-stand development, so in that respect, it's just an experiment. I agree that it takes a lot of time, although it is easier to do stuff inbetween, because there's only one inversion every 5 to 10 minutes. So, it is "relaxed" but certainly not fast. I might experiment some more, but more likely I'll switch back to my regular development procedure.

    @Richo: well, maybe it is missing some summer contrast, although I don't really remember the conditions at the time of shooting; it may have been an overcast day anyway. Instead of contrast, I really like the subtle greys and structures in the leaves.

    "Not to mention the tomatoes."
    "What about them?"
    "I told you not to mention them."

  4. Posted October 15, 2009 at 18:41 | #

    actually when you look at them (tomatoes) and on the leafs in left front, only than one see how beautiful those grey tones are. And bloody hell it is 0:30am

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