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.

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.

Ektar 100

Film with an ISO of 100 is not easy to shoot in the often dark Pacific Northwest. Shooting it with a zone focus Rollei 35 adds to the challenge. But when it works, the results can be fabulous.

May 17, 2019

Ballard, Washington Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Ballard, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Ballard, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

May 18, 2017

Anacortes, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Anacortes, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

May 19, 2019

Loyal Heights, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

For a review of Ektar 100, including a bit of history, check out the review at Filtergrade.

David Aureden did a nice write up on the Rollei 35 for Japan Camera Hunter a few years ago.