single frame: Ghostly church

Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis

Ghostly church
Kodak Six-20
Kodak Plus-X

The first time I photographed Second Presbyterian I was shooting my folding Kodak Six-20 and some Plus-X that I bought pre-respooled as 620 from B&H. The entire roll came back looking like this, to my disappointment.

I came across the negatives recently and they look normal. My wife bought me a new flatbed film scanner for my birthday, and it takes medium-format film, so I may try scanning the negs myself when I get moved and settled.

I’ve reviewed the Kodak Six-20 twice: here and here.


10 responses to “single frame: Ghostly church”

  1. Mike Avatar

    That’s a great looking old Kodak; well worth sorting out.
    I’ll look forward to your impressions of the new scanner. I am faced myself with building a whole new system and may need a scanner as well.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ll aggressively shed cameras after I move and settle. But I’ll keep this old folder.

      It will take a while make time for the new scanner, a CanoScan 9000F MkII. It is the last flatbed available that can do both 35mm and 120/620. I’m hoping I can fashion a 127 holder as I’d love to shoot that format a little more.

  2. Jon Avatar

    What a cool camera. I too look forward to seeing how you like the scanner. I am in the same boat as Mike. Good luck with that move.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s an epidemic! Good luck getting back on your feet, computerwise.

  3. Russ Ray Avatar

    I kind of like it… reminds me of some grainy UFO photo from the X-Files (albeit an improper subject for that treatment).

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Those black dots? UFOs.

  4. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    On the one hand, I envy you getting a film scanner, on the other I really don’t have time for another hobby.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Scanning is a chore, no joy in it. If you can afford to have the lab scan your film, do it.

  5. Sam Avatar

    Cool! I got one in my collection, still haven’t ever used it! :-)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s not a great camera, but it sure looks good!

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