Fomopan 100 | Canon AE1 Program

We have not had many dark rainy days here, yet. Those are the days I like black and white. Film picks up the moisture, the inky blacks of street puddles, the sidewalk reflections.

Lacking the dark weather, I tried some Fomapan 100. I’ve shot it before. But only once. I prefer the Silberra. The Russians know black and white.

Anyway, here’s some shots from my Canon from a couple of days in December.

Volunteer Park, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Ballard Locks, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE1 Program. Fomapan 100.

Silberra u400 | Canon AE-1 Program

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).

Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
Volunteer Park , Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.
My Office. November 2019. Canon AE1- Program. Silberra u400.

Ballard Bridge | CineStill 800 | Canon AE1 Program

Some more shots from the roll of CineStill 800. Maybe 12 to 14 shots that were good. Most were “keepers” which is a tremendous yield for me with 800 speed color film.

A wet, rainy, morning. Cold, the kind of damp cold that would remind me of the Faroe Islands if I had ever been there.

The Ballard Bridge is over 100 years old. There aren’t any plans to replace it.

Beautiful? Probably not. Pretty utilitarian. But makes for a great subject.

Here’s some shots:

Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Ballard Bridge, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.

Carkeek Park | CineStill 800 | Canon AE1 Program

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).

Here’s some shots:

Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Carkeek Park, Seattle. November 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.

Week 25 | November 30 – December 6, 2019

The weeks are piling up. Nearly six months with it now. Half a year of weekly photos isn’t much. Not compared to Woody Campbell’s decade long photo a day marathon.

But the commitment to post once a week, the use of three unique cameras and living in (and traveling to) a beautiful area certainly helps inspire the practice.

Here’s a few from this past week:

Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f.
My Office. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Frelard, Seattle. December 5, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Fremont. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.
Fremont. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.

Week 24 | November 23 – 29, 2019

Thanksgiving week. Oldest daughter home from college. Youngest one working on applications. Weather is cold and clear. Days too short. Dark by 4:30.

My film cameras are loaded with slower black and white films. Really too much sun to be using them. I shot a bunch of family stuff at the Thursday dinner.

Culled through this week’s work and grabbed these:

Three of the photos I took from my car. Almost feel like that’s cheating.

Ballard, Washington. November 24, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Ballard, Washington. November 23, 2019. Canon AE1 Program. CineStill 800.
Seattle, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Seattle, Washington. November 25, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.

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.