Fomopan 100 | Canon AE1 Program

We have not had many dark rainy days here, yet. Those are the days I like black and white. Film picks up the moisture, the inky blacks of street puddles, the sidewalk reflections.

Lacking the dark weather, I tried some Fomapan 100. I’ve shot it before. But only once. I prefer the Silberra. The Russians know black and white.

Anyway, here’s some shots from my Canon from a couple of days in December.

Volunteer Park, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.

Silberra u400 | Canon AE-1 Program

Awhile back I declared Silberra u400 my favorite film after shooting a roll through my Rollei 35. I loaded another roll, this time in the Canon AE-1 Program. My opinion regarding this film is unchanged

We’ve had incredibly bright days. Where is the rain? The 400 speed film works better when it is a bit dark. Maybe overcast? Maybe after some rain? That’s what I had anticipated when I loaded the camera. It’s Seattle! It’s November!

Anyway, the following were shot over Thanksgiving break (the last week of November for those living in turkey free zones).

Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Volunteer Park , Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
My Office. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.

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.

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.

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.

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.