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.

Ilford Delta 400 | Rollei 35 S

Back from Moonphoto comes this weeks scans: Ilford Delta 400 shot with the Rollei 35 S.

The first three shots are architectural. Two from Ballard, including the first one of the award winning Ballard Library, and the third a building on the campus of Northwest Hospital.

Other writers have gushed about this film. I won’t go that far. My favorite black and white film is probably the Fomopan 100. But I may have been misusing this film. With the high, bright overcast sky, my pictures seem washed out a bit. I’d like to see more inky blacks; more charcoal.

But the following are acceptable to me. Especially the second and third.

Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Northwest Hospital, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.
Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ilford Delta 400.

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.