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.

Fishermen’s Terminal | Kodak Ektar 100 | Canon AE-1

An enjoyable and sunny afternoon with my Canon AE-1 and a wide angle lens.

Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.

Carkeek Park | Ektar 100 | Canon AE-1

Going through the archives and finding some work that I want to put here.

In 2016 I traded my Nikon DSLR for a Canon AE-1 Program and 50mm lens. Loaded up with Portra and Ektar and Tri-x, I began a slow return to photography that has only recently begun to accelerate.

Here are some of my first efforts with the Ektar 100. Carkeek Park makes a pretty compelling subject any season. But the fall to winter season and then winter to spring are my favorite periods.

Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Canon AE-1

This is my second roll (recently) with this fabulous Ilford film. Shot with a 100mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon AE-1 Program.

Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Yakima River, Kittitas County, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.

Ektar 100

A new lens (a Canon 100mm f/2.8), a roll of Ektar 100 and evening light makes for a nice setup. Two parades make great subjects.

Ektar is my favorite film. Producing color and depth that cannot be recreated in digital cameras; it’s why to shoot film. I’m not the only one that thinks this way.

Perhaps Ektar 100 is the film I’ll use when I know I want to get the colors and emotion right.

All shots with the Canon AE-1 Program.

Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Chinatown. Seattle, Washington. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Cannon AE-1 Program.
Greenwood, Washington. Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Cannon AE-1.
Greenwood, Washington. Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Cannon AE-1.
Greenwood, Washington. Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Cannon AE-1.