Category: Black & White

Portrait of Bill

The latest in my series of Natural Light/Available Light portraits with the Sony A7ii and Nikkor 50mm/f1.4 Pre-AI lens. This is my good friend and fellow photographer Bill Smith.

There is just something about the way this lens renders!

In the Bath

To anyone reading the title and expecting a boudoir image (or dreading a nude selfie!), the title of this post refers to my first time developing film with Cinestill Df96 Monobath. Instead of a separate developer, stop bath  and fixer, this monobath does it all in one step, and requires less rinse time (and less water) afterwards. I can see myself using this product a lot! The images below are from a roll shot in Niagara-On-the-Lake, that I had not gotten around to processing. Glad I waited!

Hasseblad 500CM, Ilford HP5+, developed in Cinestill Df96 monobath.

Portrait of a Friend

I was happy to get together with my good friend Ken last Saturday. We met up at The Only Cafe of course. Fairly dimly lit, so I ratcheted up the ISO on the Sony A7ii to 6400. Impressed with the lack of noise! The lens was an old Nikkor 50mm f1.4, mounted via adapter and shot wide open. Quite happy with this image!
Sony A7ii, 50mm Nikkor 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO 6400