I started to realise that I was liking the look of photos shot on Kodak Portra. I wanted to shoot some of it to see what I thought. I bought a pack of 5 rolls of 160VC from Glazer’s just before heading to OSCON.
Here are some of the shots I got:
(granted I didn’t press the shutter release, but I like it)
Is the one that sealed it for me. This was the “ahh… I can use this for all sorts” shot.
All of these were developed and scanned at the Walgreens down the street. I could probably do better scans of some… but this was awfully less work for me.
I am really liking the skin tones from it. The vividness of colours also comes through while retaining excellent skin tones (certainly not always the case). I may even end up shooting some at Burning Man (did buy more rolls yesterday!)
I’ve developed some more film! Here’s some shots from last time I was in Hobart. All shot on Ilford HP5+, which I quite like. I’m still getting used to this developing thing and next time should be much better!
The HP5+ was shot at the box speed of 400 with my Nikon F80 and the wonderful 50mm f1.8 lens. I developed in R09 OneShot (Rodinal) for the standard 6 minutes that the Ilford box tells me to. I used my Epson V350 Photo scanner to scan the negatives with iscan. I am wishing for better scanning software. *seriously* wishing.
These first four are probably going to be recognisable to anybody who knows Salamanca.
For those who love the Lark Distillery or English Bitter, I snapped a shot of (one of) the pint I had:
So I’d count this as fairly successful! Of course, need some animal shots:
… and there was a stop at a Sustainability Expo that had a surprising lack of bountiful vegan food when we got there…
I have to say, pulling that film out and seeing an image is incredibly rewarding.