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.

Discovery Park | Ilford Delta 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

I haven’t used Ilford Delta 400 before. But there are favorable reviews here and here that spurred my interest.

I loaded my Canon AE-1 with the 20mm lens and went to Discovery Park on two separate but cloudy days. There was even a bit of rain.

My first pass at these, I wasn’t that impressed. But going through them again and finally selecting a few for posting here, I think this film is a worthy addition to my rotation.

Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.

Gig Harbor | Kodak Portra 400 | Canon AE-1

Spent the first weekend of September at a camp. Took the AE-1, the Rollei 35 s, and my Fuji x100f.

These photos were with the Canon AE-1 with the 100mm lens. I was using Kodak Portra 400. The photos (and scans) show the depth that film provides. These photos could not be done on a digital camera.

Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.