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.

Northwest Hospital | iPhone 8 Plus

A short medical procedure had me at Northwest Hospital on an incredibly clear morning. Although I had my x100f with me, I took some shots with the iPhone. Some editing in Lightroom and I came away with some shots I rather like.

Here they are:

Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. iPhone 8 Plus.

Week 21 | November 2 – 8, 2019

Sun this week. Warm? Warmer maybe. But the turning of the clocks back has pushed us into the darkness. This is where the drive to shoot starts to wane. Fall colors are still about, just not as abundant. Soon the rains will come.

Here’s some from the past week:

Nordic Heritage Museum. Ballard, Washington. November 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.
Ballard, Washington. November 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Loyal Heights, Washington. November 6, 2019. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Seattle, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. iPhone 8 Plus.

Fuji Color Pro 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

Shot awhile back, these photos always pop when they run through my screen saver.

One roll of Fuji Color Pro 400 makes me no expert. In fact, one roll doesn’t even make me an occasional user. I’ve used it once. I liked the results and I should try it again.

A more complete review is here.

Here are some shots.

Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Ballard, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.

Yakima River | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

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.

Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.

Week 20 | October 26 – November 1, 2019

Film, digital, black and white, color, country: this week had a bit of everything.

It’s been cold and clear. More winter than fall. Wondering when the rain will start. Maybe this weekend when the clocks fall back and we get that extra hour…in exchange for the plunge into darkness.

Had a hard time picking photos for this week. Here they are:

Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. October, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Carnation, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Norse Home. Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.
Woodland Park. Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.

Silberra u400 | Rollei 35 S

OK. I have a new favorite film.

A few weeks back I ordered some Silberra u400 from the UK film powerhouse Analogue Wonderland. It’s a Russian film ordered by an American sent by a British company. I had no idea what I was getting.

The scans came back today and I was blown away by the shadows and contrast. Along with it’s near polar opposite (Ektar 100?) I’ll add this to my rotation.

I particularly liked how it rendered the reflections in the water.

Here are some shots.

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.