|Kodak, Brownie Six-20 Camera, Model F, image gallery.|
Generally we don't put films into box cameras as the results are often disappointing, but we elected to put two films through the Brownie F as it's a good looking thing and will be representative of the Model D too, as it shares the same body and lens, accordingly some of these images will be repeated for the Model D, but not those using the yellow filter as the model D does not have that feature.
For this page every image from the two films will be published to show how the camera performs. The camera produces 8 images per roll, so sixteen in total. All are shown full frame with no cropping.
At left are the fireworks ushering in the new year of 2020, taken across the Mekong River in Ho Chi Minh City. A wild guess as to where the fireworks would be, followed by an equally wild guess at the exposure, a little more to the right may have worked better.
Looking back at it now in December 2020, who could have forseen the dreadful year the world would endure as we watched these fireworks burst so triumphantly, it seems like a lifetime ago, but it was barely a few months.
Two, albeit slow, moving targets in Vietnam, January 2020. This is fair enough, a small blur on the front wheel betrays the slow shutter speed whilst the flare between the trees is fairly typical of these cameras. It's made a half decent record for posterity, which was all that it was required to do.
The right hand image was made using the portrait lens.
In bright but overcast conditions, the yellow filter has been used to help bring out the clouds. The illumination disc is apparent as darkening in the corners.
These flat bottomed fishing boats are common along the shallow river ways and coastal inlets in Vietnam.
|A similar scene, the yellow filter working a little better here|
|The viewpoint in two orientations. The camera naturally sits in portrait format and often produces more pleasing images this way. The greater extent of darker sky has helped the left image here.|
|Recording the new dress in the shaded courtyard, HCMC 2020. So that's one film completed, eight out of eight tolerable results.|
|Film 2 was exposed around Kyiv in Ukraine. This image was taken just after a snow flurry had blown through and the sun was just coming out. getting a level horizon with a tiny waist level finder is always a challenge. A couple of obnoxious lumps of dust have found their way onto the negative too.|
|The Motherland statue in Kyiv towering above the The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The former is my least favourite of the old soviet era statues, "Old Boggle Eyes" is my personal name for the poor lady, stood there with her funny eyes, stretched neck and silly little truncated sword. Conversely the latter is amongst the best exhibiting a fluidity and dynamism unequalled by any I have seen.|
|The chapel in the grounds of Baikove Cemetery during permitted exercise during the Covid19 lock down.|
|Spring blossoms onto an otherwise wretched year with face mask in evidence using the close focus lens. An early morning cycle ride around the Kyiv before leaving for the UK in late July 2020 took me to St. Andrews at the crest of Andrewskaya Descent.|
|St. Sophia's in Kyiv. The left hand image using the yellow filter, whilst the right hand image I accidently pulled out the portrait tab instead of the yellow filter, resulting in this blurred mess.|
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