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).
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.
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.