up they go

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Over the course of the summer I have come to follow a certain route through our neighbourhood that takes me past all the good spots for street photography on the way into town. I pass certain squares, go along certain streets and the final destination depends very much on the film I’m planning to shoot. Today my route led along the promenade too, because I wanted to finally shoot the last roll of cine film in my stash and this happened to be the Kodak Vision 3 50D. I shot it at ISO 100, but still I needed plenty of light. The final stop on my route was the old town, since I had a roll of Portra 400 in my Rollei and that can take me just about anywhere. I returned with 3 rolls shot and I’m now not only finished with my cine stock but I also have enough rolls for the next litre of C41 chemicals.

And of course my photographic endeavours didn’t end there. In the evening I also developed a couple of rolls of black and white film with the Jobo. It was one roll of HP5+ and one roll of Fomapan 400, both developed in the same tank with the compromise of 13.30min in Caffenol-CH. HP5+ needs slightly less, Fomapan 400 as I expected slightly more. Since I liked the results of the HP5+ developed in the Jobo with Caffenol-CH I decided that I would also try Fomapan with this development method. I still have 5 rolls left to develop, plus 3 more to shoot, so if I like the results I might just develop the already exposed ones with CCH in the Jobo and leave the last 3 for a tank of cold Caffenol-CL. I’m now almost done testing this emulsion and find it somewhat too classic for my liking. There is more grain than I’m used to, it doesn’t seem to have an anti-halation layer and it’s really more like ISO 320 than ISO 400. Another problem is that it scratches rather easily, which is a problem when handling bulk rolls. And then there is the problem that it fogs when pushed in Rodinal. All in all this one is not for me. Now I know where to turn when I want something super classic though.

Next up in the list of films to test will be Argenti Reporter Film Plus 400, which supposedly is Orwo N74+. If it really is that emulsion then I’m in for another 19 rolls of classic. There is always more to test, but the list is definitely getting shorter now, at least on the black and white front.

Speaking of colour: Today I’m showing you a roll from our trip in April. Portra 400 and trees are a match made in heaven. I’m seriously starting to like this film!

All pictures taken with: Rolleicord V, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 75mm f/3.5.
Portra 400 developed in Fuji Hunt C41 Kit, Jobo CPE-2.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Little monkeys.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Note the thermos. Someone is drinking mate!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

That’s what autumn looks like over there.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Only over there: Bandoneon street musicians! I love it!

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Happy audience.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I focussed on his instrument.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The bag on her shoulder is for the mate.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Cute scene! A moment before he was still on the blanket, so this is where I focused. Close enough though.

Comments

  • Julia McClelland

    Love the trees, but most of all, Hopscotch it’s a long time since I have seen kids play that game. It was a regular game when I was a child in the UK.

    • Glad you like it, Julia! I know, right? We played it too when we were litte. Nowadays I rarely see anyone play it even here where the children play outside more than in the UK.

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