Few and Far Between

A few more incredibly mundane shots with Adotech CMS 20II


sonny rosenberg

3/1/20241 min read

Whew, it's been almost three weeks since my last post, but it feels more like three years to me.

In recent weeks I haven't had the time, opportunity or frankly, even the will to take any photos. That's with the exception of last Sunday however, Sunday was a beautiful, slightly hazy day with temperatures in the high 50s, it felt more like the high 60s though. The soothing radiant warmth of the sun was a golden and welcome contrast to the cold and drizzly days, like today, that we've been having.

While I'm whining, I'd been drinking horrible cheap coffee (with an after taste so bad that I'm unwilling to describe it here) for weeks, but I saw Sunday as my chance to get out for a short walk, buy some decent coffee for a change and maybe even get a few shots off.

My trusty old Leica Ic was loaded with Adox CMS 20II and was wearing the 12mm Voigtlander lens. Luckily, there was plenty of light to shoot the CMS at ISO 25, only a slight push for it, which typically yields a little bit higher contrast than when its shot at 12 or 20.

This batch of Adotech IV, the developer that I typically use for CMS, was a bit over aged though, so development at normal time and temp for this speed yielded fairly thin negatives with even more contrast than I was expecting.

My feelings were not at all hurt by this increased contrast, but I know they won't be to everyone's taste

As usual, the subjects are same old incredibly mundane houses and such. But I guess you're used to photos like that on this blog?