Kodak Ektar 100 and a late fall morning. That’s a good combination. Loaded in a Rollei 35 S and getting the zone focus right makes it an amazing combination.
Fremont is a Seattle neighborhood with a history of art and quirkiness. Recent years upscale clothing designer Cutter & Buck made its home there. Now Google has taken over several buildings and the funkiness now has a geeky feel.
It’s a great place to walk. Outdoor sculptures, bridges, water and trees make great subjects.
Among my three cameras is a Fuji x100f. Known for their film simulation jpegs, these retro looking cameras rekindled a love of photography for me after several years lugging around a Nikon DSLR.
Ninety-nine percent of my shots have been jpegs. Most of them using the Acros film settings. I borrowed heavily from Ritchie Roesch and his “film recipes.” But after a couple of years, I was ready for a change.
The photos below were taken on a short photo walk with a preset modeled after the work of Darcy Padilla and created by Kevin Mullins.
Settings follow the shots:
Film Simulation: Monochrome+R
I’ll give credit for the recipe to Kevin Mullins. I’ve actually made all the settings he advocates as my preset film simulations. Look for more in future posts!
Sometimes we make mistakes. Good, bad: it doesn’t matter. The following photographs were mistakes of a sort. Loaded iso 250 film in and, while thinking of Ilford 3200, I set my camera’s iso for the much larger number.
Dropping the roll off at Moonphoto lab and explaining the blunder triggered some counting on fingers…how many stops is that?
I’m not one that pushes or pulls film. What the box says, is what I do. Anyway, after this, I might push (or pull) some more.
The film is CineStill BwXX 250. Described as a classic black and white film stock that has been relatively little changed since its 1959 release. According to the CineStill website Raging Bull (1980) and Schindlers List (1993) were shot on the film.
This set is from a walk I did after dark in Ballard.