That Cafe

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Chris Bennett, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Or is it still simultaneously open and not open? But only when observed indirectly!

    Life through a plastic screen. How topical!
     
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  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    The 'Open' and 'Closed' signs have become rather ubiquitous and not to say somewhat bewildering over the last few months. So much so, that the place has earned the name (in this household, at least) of Schrödinger's Caff.
     
  3. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    But the place is open again now.
    Still waiting for the condensation to appear on the windows again, but there are still new views of it to be had...

    Caff from bus stop.JPG
     
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Steaming up winter 2021.JPG

    Steaming up for the first time in a long time. And the red bucket seat glows from within!
     
  5. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Cafe at Night.

    Sage at Night.JPG
     
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  6. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    I like the warmth of that lighting Chris, it's a great contrast to the smashed window and cold of the wet street.
     
  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Wes. It does look warm and inviting, doesn't it?
     
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  8. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I found another cafe image on Sunday. This one was nestling in a roll of colour film which has been waiting for weeks to be developed.
    We finally got around to mixing up a new batch of developer and did a batch of stuff.

    Sage cafe Zeiss.JPG

    This was shot on a roll of expired Truprint film that was donated by a friend. The colours weren't too bad, except for the occasional and inexplicable burst of bright, royal blue in random spots. Although the film was 35mm, the camera was a little Zeiss Nettar 120 folder.
     
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  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    The condensation is back and all is well with the world! And who say the camera never lies!

    I like the shots anyway.
     
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  10. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    A couple of photos taken within moments of each other. I can't decide which I prefer, so I have posted them both.

    Sage staff back.JPG

    Sage staff front.JPG

    The front/back view of the staff member echoes the 'still open, and yet somehow closed' status of the place.
     
  11. Aaron Quinn

    Aaron Quinn Active Member

    Fantastic photos. I quite enjoy the ones with more mystery to them due to the condensation, but all are great. A nice journey through time...through windows... I might need to borrow this idea as I have a specific place in mind that this could be interesting.
     
  12. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Borrow as much as you like, Aaron. Windows are great!
    Thanks for the kind comments.
     
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  13. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    A fine pair, the warm light contrasts with the cold metal of the door.

    Is that Schrodinger's Cafe, both open and closed at the same time?
     
  14. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dave. Yes, that's the place!
     
  15. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I've been experimenting with Kodak Vision 3 250D motion picture film lately. I had to visit the cafe with a roll loaded into my Himatic 7s.

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  16. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I love these! Beautiful colours and good compositions. I haven’t heard of this film before.
     
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  17. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I love it Rob. The colours are beautiful, as you say. The grain is at a level that I like for colour film. I am going to be indulging in the purchase of a bulk roll of it quite soon, which kind of indicates how much I like it. There is of course, a bit of a hitch to all of this. Being a motion picture film, it has a layer on it which needs to be removed before development. This means you either have to develop it yourself or send it to someone who will do it for you. A normal lab will hunt you down and kill you if you contaminate their chemicals with your remjet!
     
  18. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Oh, it’s tempting to give one to Boots, which destroyed one of my films and lost the first film my daughter made, aged 4!
     
  19. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Now, that is funny!
    The two images above were developed by me with a C41 kit, but this film is really supposed to be done with an ECN2 process. There are small colour shifts but I have seen nothing really nasty yet. In fact Mischa and I took a roll each on a trip to photograph some street art and we processed mine in C41, while we sent hers off to be done the proper way. The resulting images, once i scanned and tweaked them, were all great. I will post a couple later to demonstrate.
     
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  20. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Another fine pair. I love the soft blue tones in the first one, go so well with the orange tones in the picture.
     
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