Fremont | Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

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.

Here’s some shots from late October:

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

The best color film? Probably the Ektar. Pulls the colors out. Doesn’t saturate like velvia jpegs. Less grainy than portra. Right?

These came back and the scans popped out. Posted a few a couple of week’s ago. Still finding gems in this roll.

Ektar always makes me forget my digital camera.

Here you go:

Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Holeman Road, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

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.

Taormina, Sicily | Kodak Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

More scans coming back from Moonphoto. This time it’s three rolls of Ektar 100.

The Rollei, when you get the focus right, takes truly incredible pictures.

Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Taormina, Sicily. August 2019. Rollei 35 S. 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.

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.