MSA O/N February 2024 - "Unicycle, Bicycle, Tricycle, Quadcycle"

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Old one here, maybe five years ago.

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New, today, Bronica ETR, Vericolor III (expired 1996) 70mm film hacked down to 120, developed in 2-bath c41 at room temperature, scanned.

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New - same as above:

Raleigh detail

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The film is a bit of a mess. Lots of weird little flecks I needed to clone out - I need to filter my chemicals.
 
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macfred, that commuter bicycle of yours, the one with the white seat, looks way to clean to be a commuter bike, really neat lines and although these days I prefer the gear change levers to be on the handlebars, there is something about the neatness of the twin levers being right out of the way mounted on the frame.

I have a similar bicycle, which is 50 years old this year, and apart from handlebar cloth and changes of tyres and a few sets of brake rubbers, it is as original as the day I bought it as a commuter bicycle when I moved to Melbourne in 1974. I'll drag it out and take a picture of it.

Your second commuter bicycle looks more like it, love the bag keeping the seat dry. Both of those don't have lights, so I'm presuming that dates the pictures as reasonably old; 80's?

Mia sitting on the gate(?) with her trusty bicycle underneath is another trip down memory lane. Dynamo power for lights, single brake for the front wheel, frame mounted gears for the rear hub I'm guessing, mudguards, chainguard and more than likely backpedalling for rear wheel braking. It is a great day touring picture.
 
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Markjwyatt, the surfboard transport is a nice panning picture; that is a long surfboard, or is it a short bicycle? 😀
 
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Warden, the lizard head (?) picture has added substance with the rider giving you the finger.
 
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macfred, the bike and boat stand out as both are so clean looking; do they really get much sailing and riding, one wonders. The bell on the mast looks very much like one we bought after doing a tour of a Glockengießerei somewhere close to where my wife then lived in Baden Württemburg. Day trip from near Ludwigsburg in 1985.

The bike store is another clean picture, does anyone over there have dirty houses. Even the eaves have a clean underneath look to them.
 
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Don_ih, the muted colours of the very expired Vericolor III, showing the spokes in their groups of four, is surprisingly interesting. I think the fact that only one spoke out of each group of four is in relative focus, helps to make it interesting.

Raleigh detail where you suggest that you need to filter your chemistry, is heavy on rust detail. The lowest gear on the cluster, is rust encased, which makes me surmise that the bicycle was left for a long time with the chain on that gear.
 
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AOPOLi, that is quite an interesting picture, I'm presuming three negatives, or three exposures through a single negative with appropriate filtration to get the three colour picture, is this correct?

I would appreciate knowing how you arrived at this intriguing picture.
 

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Don_ih, the muted colours of the very expired Vericolor III, showing the spokes in their groups of four, is surprisingly interesting. I think the fact that only one spoke out of each group of four is in relative focus, helps to make it interesting.

The film is a bit torn down one side and bowed upward in the scanner, so that likely didn't help anything. The colour reproduction of this film is normally excellent - but this developer is a bit iffy (Dignan's divided C41, developed at room temperature). The sun disappeared just before I took the photo and I had to open the lens up all the way.

Raleigh detail where you suggest that you need to filter your chemistry, is heavy on rust detail. The lowest gear on the cluster, is rust encased, which makes me surmise that the bicycle was left for a long time with the chain on that gear.

Same film, but the sun was out. And that bike has been leaning against my house for 7 years or so. It was pretty rusty when I got it. I'm pretty sure it's the blix that needs to be filtered. It was 1/4 of a package from a C41 kit I bought 5 years ago or so - two packs, actually, now solid lumps. I guess they didn't dissolve as nicely as I hoped....

Another detail:

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AOPOLi, that is quite an interesting picture, I'm presuming three negatives, or three exposures through a single negative with appropriate filtration to get the three colour picture, is this correct?

I would appreciate knowing how you arrived at this intriguing picture.

That's correct, three separate exposures with Wratten 29, 58 and 47 filters. Aligned (despite the movement), colorised and merged in post.
 

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Mia and Lola cycling the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain - I met them in Laaxum, Province Friesland / The Netherlands - Summer 2019


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Out of competition ... -

just for entertainment - captured by a girlfriend with Minolta X700 in the late 80's -
digitalized with Olympus E-420
Me, cycling the same way like the girls above ...

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A blast from the past - Richard Virenque TDF ,June 1994 - Alpe d'Huez

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Konica Hexar AF on Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 (5045)


Unknown rider - TDF, June 1994 - Alpe d'Huez

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Konica Hexar AF on Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 (5045)
 
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Where's there a Toys R Us? I thought they all went bankrupt years ago.

They're not bankrupt in Canada.
Kmart went bankrupt in Canada decades ago. Sears went bankrupt here about 8 years ago.
ToysRUs shouldn't be bankrupt in the States, either....
 
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Don_ih, Dignan's divided C41 developer, now that is a blast from the past. I've used that developer, it is alright, but within reason not what I used for top notch stuff. We did an experiment (we being three darkroom dropkicks) whereby we developed three lots of C41 control strips at work. Room temperature, which was around 20ºC, then 30ºC and at 37.7ºC for the final control strip run.

From memory this was in 1988/89 summer and as I had access to a professional lab for reading the control strips (I worked there) we could verify the results to a deep tank Dip N Dunk replenished C41 developer. Patrick Dignan's divided C41 was surprisingly good, so good that a few of the people at work took notice. However at that time I had access to C41 at work so I didn't pursue it further.

When I was actively using C41 film, I used a rarely replenished but re-halogenated bleach, usually 1.5 litres lasted for around 50 rolls of film. Bleach is where the money goes in the C41 process.

7 years leaning against my house, yep, that would explain some of the apparent surface rust. 😀
 
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