CineStill BwXX 250 | Canon AE-1 Program

Sometimes we make mistakes. Good, bad: it doesn’t matter. The following photographs were mistakes of a sort. Loaded iso 250 film in and, while thinking of Ilford 3200, I set my camera’s iso for the much larger number.

Dropping the roll off at Moonphoto lab and explaining the blunder triggered some counting on fingers…how many stops is that?

I’m not one that pushes or pulls film. What the box says, is what I do. Anyway, after this, I might push (or pull) some more.

The film is CineStill BwXX 250. Described as a classic black and white film stock that has been relatively little changed since its 1959 release. According to the CineStill website Raging Bull (1980) and Schindlers List (1993) were shot on the film.

This set is from a walk I did after dark in Ballard.

Here are the shots:

Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.
Ballard, Washington. November 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 250.

Week 22 | November 9 – 15, 2019

A week of photographic riches. College campuses (tours), late fall colors, sun, fog, rain…a bit of everything.

I have separate themed posts already posted or in the queue. Even with that, I had trouble culling down to these few.

Here they are:

Reed College, Portland, Oregon. November 9, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R
Salem, Oregon. November 10, 2019. Fuji x100f.

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. November 11, 2019. Fuji x100f
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Ballard, Washington. November 14, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.

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.

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.

Fomapan 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

A few weeks ago I posted some photos shot on Fomapan 100 with my Rollei 35 S. Going through some of my folders, I found some Fomapan 400 exposed with my Canon.

Fomapan is darker than the Kodak and Ilford films. I like that. The pictures have a grittier feel and a character that is unique and hard to match.

Other reviews came to a similar conclusion.

Here are some photos:

Ballard, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
Ballard, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.
University District, Seattle, Washington. August 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Fomapan 400.

Week 19 | October 19 – 25, 2019

No film this week. Some Astia jpgs with the x100f and even an edited iPhone pick.

I struggle with the color on the x100f. I wrestle with shooting RAW and using vsco presets. But I don’t want to get bogged down with more choices, more technology.

Anyway, here’s some shots from the past week:

Loyal Heights, Washington. October 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. October 24, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.
Ballard, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia
Loyal Heights, Washington. October 25, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington. October 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.