Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

The best color film? Probably the Ektar. Pulls the colors out. Doesn’t saturate like velvia jpegs. Less grainy than portra. Right?

These came back and the scans popped out. Posted a few a couple of week’s ago. Still finding gems in this roll.

Ektar always makes me forget my digital camera.

Here you go:

Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Holeman Road, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

Fuji Color Pro 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

Shot awhile back, these photos always pop when they run through my screen saver.

One roll of Fuji Color Pro 400 makes me no expert. In fact, one roll doesn’t even make me an occasional user. I’ve used it once. I liked the results and I should try it again.

A more complete review is here.

Here are some shots.

Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Ballard, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.

Yakima River | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

The old highway between Cle Elum and Ellensburg, Washington, offers many opportunities to take pictures. Trains, rolling hills, curves, basalt and always changing seasonal colors make this long-cut a reason to leave the Interstate.

Here’s a few shots-some of my first after returning to film.

Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.

Silberra u400 | Rollei 35 S

OK. I have a new favorite film.

A few weeks back I ordered some Silberra u400 from the UK film powerhouse Analogue Wonderland. It’s a Russian film ordered by an American sent by a British company. I had no idea what I was getting.

The scans came back today and I was blown away by the shadows and contrast. Along with it’s near polar opposite (Ektar 100?) I’ll add this to my rotation.

I particularly liked how it rendered the reflections in the water.

Here are some shots.

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.

Fomapan 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

A few weeks ago I posted some photos shot on Fomapan 100 with my Rollei 35 S. Going through some of my folders, I found some Fomapan 400 exposed with my Canon.

Fomapan is darker than the Kodak and Ilford films. I like that. The pictures have a grittier feel and a character that is unique and hard to match.

Other reviews came to a similar conclusion.

Here are some photos:

Ballard, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
Ballard, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.

Ilford Delta 400 | Rollei 35 S

Back from Moonphoto comes this weeks scans: Ilford Delta 400 shot with the Rollei 35 S.

The first three shots are architectural. Two from Ballard, including the first one of the award winning Ballard Library, and the third a building on the campus of Northwest Hospital.

Other writers have gushed about this film. I won’t go that far. My favorite black and white film is probably the Fomopan 100. But I may have been misusing this film. With the high, bright overcast sky, my pictures seem washed out a bit. I’d like to see more inky blacks; more charcoal.

But the following are acceptable to me. Especially the second and third.

Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.

Gasworks Park | CineStill 50D | Canon AE-1 Program

Spent a recent morning at Seattle’s Gasworks Park with my Canon AE-1 Program and a roll of CineStill 50D.

It was morning, bright enough for a 50 speed film, but it was cloudy. A review did suggest the muted film was not the best performer in cloudy conditions.

My camera, however, is a stellar performer. I enjoy the 20mm f2.8 lens.

I’ll return to the venue, I’ll take the same camera, and I’ll definitely use the CineStill again.

Here’s some shots:

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.