At the Beaches yesterday, seeing this scene (with some contrast added in post) resonated with me, in the context of all that is going on.
Sony A7ii, 50mm/f1.4 Nikkor lens
In yesterday’s post I featured images created using long discontinued Kodak Technical Pan. Thankfully, there is a worthy successor still being made today: Rollei ATP 1.1. This is another slow speed film with extremely fine grain and sharpness, but also requiring special handling in development. This first roll was developed using Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, which does a great job, but is not cheap. I have more of this film coming, and I will test one roll using Rodinal, a much less expensive developer, to see if I can get comparable results.
Mamiya RZ67, 65mm Mamiya C lens
Rollei ATP 1.1 film @ E.I. 20
Developed in Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, 1+4, 6 minutes @ 20C
According to the calendar, we have a few more days of summer left, but the end of the season is near. I was at the Beaches last night, and the weather was lovely, the atmosphere peaceful, but to me tinged with a wistfulness, an awareness of the passing of time.
Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Sonnar
Rollei RPX 400 film
On the night of the Nice attacks, Janice and I went for a walk on the Boardwalk on the Beaches. I had left my phone at home by mistake and since I use it for a meter the exposure was an estimate but I got it. With so much darkness these days, it was nice to capture some of the brighter side of humanity.
Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Rollei RPX400 film