Week 24 | November 23 – 29, 2019

Thanksgiving week. Oldest daughter home from college. Youngest one working on applications. Weather is cold and clear. Days too short. Dark by 4:30.

My film cameras are loaded with slower black and white films. Really too much sun to be using them. I shot a bunch of family stuff at the Thursday dinner.

Culled through this week’s work and grabbed these:

Three of the photos I took from my car. Almost feel like that’s cheating.

Ballard, Washington. November 24, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Ballard, Washington. November 23, 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Seattle, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Seattle, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.

Fremont | Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

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.

Here’s some shots from late October:

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

Ballard | JPEG presets | Fuji x100f

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:

Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019 Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R (Padilla).

Film Simulation: Monochrome+R

DR: 100

WB: Auto

NR: 0

HTone: 0

STone: +3

Sharp: +1

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!

Week 23 | November 16 – 22, 2019

Work is busy. But I spend two mornings a week shooting. A Sunday trip (there and back) over the mountains yielded several great captures.

I’ve reprogrammed the JPEG settings on my x 100f. I’m enjoying the changes. Less Classic Chrome more Pro Neg High.

Winter is on the doorstep. Soon snow will fall on the mountain passes. Rain and wind will drive us inside (too much).

Here’s some shots from the past week:

Fremont, Washington. November 16, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Bellevue, Washington. November 17, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Pro Neg Hi.

Willamette University | Fuji x100f

Fall is always good for color. This year has been particularly good.

Fall is also a time for school and, for some of us, college visits.

We spent an afternoon at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Temperatures in the sixties. I revamped my jpeg presets. The below are all based off the velvia film sim.

Here’s some of the shots:

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f.

CineStill BwXX 250 | Canon AE-1 Program

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.

Here are the shots:

Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.

Week 22 | November 9 – 15, 2019

A week of photographic riches. College campuses (tours), late fall colors, sun, fog, rain…a bit of everything.

I have separate themed posts already posted or in the queue. Even with that, I had trouble culling down to these few.

Here they are:

Reed College, Portland, Oregon. November 9, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R
Salem, Oregon. November 10, 2019. Fuji x100f.

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.