I have over 800 film photos in my library for the past year. That’s prolific. Of course several days in Sicily with Ektar film helped with the totals.
With the digital shots it’s easy to pin the date of capture to the image. With film I get the date the image was scanned. So putting these in some kind of monthly order doesn’t make as much sense. Grouping them by camera or film type seems much more interesting.
I have only two film cameras: a Canon AE-1 Program and a Rollei 35 S. They both take great photos.
My favorite film is probably Ektar 100. But the weather, color and light most appropriate for Ektar is my favorite weather too. Maybe that clouds my judgement.
Anyway, here are twelve fifteen (I couldn’t drop any) film shots from 2019 that I especially enjoy:
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).
I spend a lot of time and I’ve taken hundreds of photos at Carkeek Park. A few weeks back, I tagged along with my daughters who were working on a school project and brought my Canon loaded with some CineStill 800.
800 ISO film is usually grainy. Too grainy when it’s color. But with the winter darkness coming (here) I was (am) looking for higher speed color options.
CineStill 800 might be that film. Not too grainy. Skin tones were fine. The yellows glowed a bit (in a good way).
Kodak Ektar 100 and a late fall morning. That’s a good combination. Loaded in a Rollei 35 S and getting the zone focus right makes it an amazing combination.
Fremont is a Seattle neighborhood with a history of art and quirkiness. Recent years upscale clothing designer Cutter & Buck made its home there. Now Google has taken over several buildings and the funkiness now has a geeky feel.
It’s a great place to walk. Outdoor sculptures, bridges, water and trees make great subjects.