inspired by Seidenstücker

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It’s easy to send me down rabbit holes when I’m thinking about projects. Since getting Kodak Vision3 500T in 120 is pretty much impossible and there don’t seem to be any 120 tungsten films at all anymore I was wondering how I could still get to shoot some colour night shots with proper colour balance with my Rollei. The solution involves of course filters, in this case blue tinted colour correction filters, which had me reading about light temperatures and how to judge and even measure them. After all my research I decided that an 80A filter would be the easiest solution unless I want to build myself a colour temperature meter (which of course had me reading up on available color meters and all of that). But then after figuring out that I needed an 80A filter the problem was to get appropriate bay I filter for the Rollei which is impossible and needs an adapter. The adapter was of course another rabbit hole entirely because it required me to decide on a common filter size that would also work on any of my other lenses with appropriate step up rings. My oh my what a headache!

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
dm Paradies 400 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

If you have never heard of Friedrich Seidenstücker, then you should definitely look him up.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I was sneezing right before and right after this shot. The botanical gardens aren’t the best place to explore when you’re allergic.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The shadow is what interested me.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

There is work to be done, so at least 2 people need to be watching so that it’s done right!

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The kind of thing you see at a crossing.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Although the light was wonderful very often it was also difficult to handle. Lots of high contrast scenes, 3 stops between shadows and highlights and it would have needed at least ISO 800 for my usual style of shooting while I was stuck at ISO 400.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Obstacle course.

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