This park was magical.
Voigtlander Bessa T, Kodak 200 Colour film
Recently at the Beaches my friend Ori and I saw this child’s tricycle close the water; there were no children nearby, but it did not look like the kind of thing that would be abandoned. The combination of the bright sun, the bright colour and the amazing Agfa Portrait 160 film (frozen from 2004) makes this one of my favourite images so far this year.
Hasselblad 500CM, 50m/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens
Agfa Portrait 160 C-41 film
Listen here to my latest MPP (My Photography Podcast)
This time around I talk about my beloved Kodak Medalist 620 camera. I love that beast!
Some sample images taken with this camera:
I also talk about C-41 home colour processing with my kit from Argentix.
Thanks to my friends at Downtown Camera in Toronto, I was able to get a test roll of Cinestill 800T film in medium format to try out. This is motion picture stock. This film has the remjet backing removed, making it safe to process in standard C-41 kits. It’ a high speed (ISO 800) film, but I shot it at EI 640. Despite the fact that it is Tungsten balanced (for incandescent lighting) I found my outdoor sunny day images on the test roll were very easy to colour correct in post.
Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon lens
Cinestill 800T film
On a clear evening at the Beaches, the waters of Lake Ontario take on a lovely intense blue shade, quite unlike the colour in the morning or during the rest of the day. The only changes to this image in post were contrast and an exposure level adjustment
Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Sonnar lens
Kodak Portra 400 film
Thanks to my friend Bill Smith I tried Cinestill 50D film recently. This film is Kodak Movie stock, but with the black anti-halation backing removed, to make it easy and safe to process using standard C-41 chemistry. Both these images were taken at Harbourfront with my Nikon F2 SLR and 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens.