As you can tell there is a bit of grain on photos of long range landscapes or the sky. The upclose photos of the flowers turned out much better as far as the level of grain.
One of my new years resolutions was to get 1 pack of impossible project film and shoot it. That has bloomed into my film obsession that you see before you now. This summer I have gotten into experimenting with “destroying” film. My first experiment was to take a roll of Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film that expired in 2008 and soak it for 48 hours in a red wine / stacker energy drink mixture. After the film had soaked I let it dry in a bowl of rice for 2 weeks. The film was put in a Canon Sure Shot Telemax camera that I had gotten at a thrift store for 2 dollars. I didnt want to use one of my good cameras, in case this experiment was a disaster.
The results were very interesting and created a lot of different effects on the film. One of my favorites is this picture of my cat, Woodstock.
Another one of my favorites is this shot of the sky.
Some of the results werent as profound as the photos above, some werent nearly as noticeable, such as this photo below.
Then there is this neat photo of the Yugo on stilts at an old junk yard.
Some more of the results are below. Im going to create some other mixture to soak another roll in this week. So stay tuned, there will be more scientific / photography fun going on soon!
Ive passed the school many times. I can remember when MC Napier High School and Dilce Combs High School merged to form Perry County Central. I was in my early years of high school then and I can remember watching the news on channel 57 detailing all of the new amenities the students would have at the new high school. I was envious.
Before I dive into the specifics of MC Napier, Im going to speak a bit about it’s counterpart, Dilce Combs High School located on the other side of the county is basically a twin structure to MC Napier, but unlike the 3 story MC Napier High School Dilce Combs was two stories. That building is currently occupied by local offices.
MC Napier High School opened in 1953 and was named for local educator Mitchell Campbell Napier who was instrumental in securing WPA funds for the school district building plan during his tenure as the county Superintendent.
The MC Napier High School was closed alongside Dilce Combs High School in 1995 when they were merged to form the newly opened Perry County Central High School. After the MC Napier grounds ceased operation as a high school the county district continued to utilize it as an Alternative School until 2005.
The school was sold in 2007 at auction to a private entity.
Today the school stands gutted, fallen victim to vandalism and the elements.
One of my favorite things to do is experiment with old, expired film. I ran across this disposable Konica camera on ebay for roughly 6 bucks with shipping so I thought I would give it a try. A neat note about this camera and film is that even though black and white 35mm film is usually more expensive to process, this is monochrome film so I was able to have it processed with the standard C-41 process. This camera expired in 1999 and considering the film is going on 20 years old, I was pleased with the results. Enjoy.