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Norris City
Norris City Illinois
127 Film
127 Cameras
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Unicolor C-41
Konica Film
Yashica-44a TLR
Yashikor Lens
Yashikor 60mm F/3.5
Konica 160
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Southern Illinois
160 ASA
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46mm Film
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Some mailboxes down the street from my house. This Yashica-44a is a TLR and it takes 4 cm. x 4cm. square images. From a 100 foot roll of expired Konica film, I cut down enough to make a roll. With some old backing paper, I respooled it and got 12 square images just like the original rolls used to have.

Camera – Yashica-44a (made in 1959)
Lens: Yashikor 60mm, f/3.5
Film: Konica 160 (127 size, expired 03/2006)
Shooting Program: Manual
Shutter Speed: 1/100 of a second
Aperture: f/16
Date: December 11th, 2019, 1.41 p.m.
Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A.

Developing Chemicals: Unicolor C-41
Water pre-soak: 1 minute at 102 degrees
Developer: 3 ½ minutes at 102 degrees
Water rinse: 2 minutes (to keep chemicals clean)
Blix: 6 ½ minutes at 102 degrees
Water rinse: 2 minutes
Stabilizer: 1 minute at room temperature
Water rinse: 2 minutes

Scanned with an Epson Perfection V500.

Yashica-44 Konica 160 First Roll 04gf

Heidiho, Roger Bennion, Xata, Wierd Folkersma and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

20 comments - The latest ones
 Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska club
Excellent colors from an expired Konica!
19 months ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Very interesting photograph, light and shadow, and use of square. And ... what Marta said.
19 months ago.
polytropos club
Interesting technique!
Great job!
19 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Well, that's an interesting choice for this challenge and a little piece of Americana.
19 months ago.
Chrissy club
der erste Briefkasten macht wohl Winterpause
19 months ago.
Annaig56 club
très belle idée et joli paysage
19 months ago.
neira-Dan club
original et drôle ;;; ces boites aux lettres ont des problèmes
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Another view to America ! Very well seen and taken, Kenny ! And: I’m very impressed of the technical details of the making !!!
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
HaarFager club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thank you very much for saying so! I like to be challenged.
19 months ago.
 Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema club
I guess someone doesn't want to get mail...
19 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
lovely picture
19 months ago.
Xata club
Does the owner of the green one receives mail?
19 months ago.
HaarFager club
has replied to Xata club
I don't know which is the green one - I can't see colors. But you probably mean the one on the ground. No, they moved away and then the people next door to them bought that house and now it's vacant. So, nobody lives there to get any mail.
19 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to HaarFager club
You are right, the green one is the one down. Impressed with the making of too, and the amazing result, you make me feel so lazy with my analogic old best friends in a shelf, even a pinhole shoebox...
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
Valfal club
A good find and excellent capture especially for expired film!

P.S. It appears you have neighbors who don't take pride in their homes, lol!
19 months ago.
HaarFager club
has replied to Valfal club
"It appears you have neighbors who don't take pride in their homes."

The mayor is always harping on me about my lawn and how it will bring down property values of the houses around me. However.... he doesn't seem concerned about this house right next to mine, and MY property values.
19 months ago.
Esther club
Now that's taking the square format seriously.
19 months ago.
HaarFager club
has replied to Esther club
It was a no brainer for me. I just got the film during the week and was busting to try it out in my really good Yashica TLR. I was able to, 1. Test the film, 2. Cut down some to respool in a 127 camera for the first time as well, and 3. Use the Yashica, which takes square pictures, for this week's challenge.
19 months ago.
Heide club
There are also such letterboxes with us, but they stand directly on the house property. Very nice motive and a well made picture for our Challenge.
19 months ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
A perfect find for the Challenge, Kenny. Love the light and the colour tones here. Great camera and developing work that has achieved a superbly detailed result.
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.

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