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.

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.

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.

Fishermen’s Terminal | Kodak Ektar 100 | Canon AE-1

An enjoyable and sunny afternoon with my Canon AE-1 and a wide angle lens.

Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.

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?