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.

Kodak Portra 400 | Rollei 35 S

From the same roll as the Ballard post a few days ago, these photos show how Kodak’s Portra 400 renders nature’s greens and reds.

Greenlake.
Seattle, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Ellensburg, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400
Loyal Heights, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400

Week 16 | September 29 – October 4, 2019

More film this week. Many more shots with the Rollei 35 and the Canon AE-1 than with the Fuji x100f. I’m waiting for the Cinestill x-pro 50 scans to arrive in my inbox.

I also picked up some zines. Four from Conspiracy of Cartographers arrived and a few others are on order. Ordered some esoteric film from Analogue Wonderland

Here are a few shots from the past week.

Ballard, Washington. September 29, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Ballard, Washington. September 29, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Memorial Stadium. Seattle, Washington. October 4, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ellensburg, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ellensburg, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Lake City, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Canon AE-1

This is my second roll (recently) with this fabulous Ilford film. Shot with a 100mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon AE-1 Program.

Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Yakima River, Kittitas County, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.

Fomopan 100 | Rollei 35 S

Looking at the undeveloped roll of Fomopan 400 sitting on my desk, I decided to check my archives and revisit some of my favorite black and white photos from a couple of years ago. I found some Fomopan 100.

Josh Soloman reviewed the film for Casual Photophile. His conclusion?

“Fomapan 100’s results for general photography leave me wanting. Every time I tried a casual snapshot, the film bit back with way too much contrast, not to mention that it featured a strange milky flatness in the midtones that makes skin look mannequin-esque. (Note: this quirk improves greatly in Fomapan 100’s 120 format – but that’s a review for another day). Unlike other slow black-and-white films like Fuji Acros, Ilford Delta 100, and Kodak T-max 100, Fomapan 100 can’t be used for every situation. In fact, I’d say that it’s one of the most inflexible films on the market. “

I like the inky blackness that comes with the Fomopan. It enhances the late winter chill; it empties the scene of color and warmth. -I’m probably not putting these photos on greeting cards, but I’ll definitely shoot some rolls this winter with my camera pointed at the dormant trees.

I’m never disappointed by the Rollei 35 S.

Ellensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Ellensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Elensburg, Washington. March 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Seattle, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
King County Courthouse, Seattle, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.
Ballard, Washington. Spring 2017. Rollei 35. Fomopan 100.

What do you think?