Another image from the roll of FP4+ shot with the Hasselblad and the 50mm/F4 Distagon lens in Taylor Creek Park.
I have been in a funk photographically for a few days. Too busy to do much in the way of photography and not all that happy with the images I was taking. I did go out yesterday morning to Taylor Creek Park and finished off a roll languishing in a film back for my Hasselblad and got a few I liked.
Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford Fp4 Plus film, developed in Rodinal
Here are two more portraits of Zoë, in black and white. Both taken with my RZ67. The first one was shot on Ilford FP4+ film, the second on Ultrafine Xtreme 100; I got this roll free from Downtown Camera to try out. Very nice film!
If you shoot film for long enough, you end up with old exposed rolls of film, and you have no idea what’s on them. I developed such a role this week, and it turns out to be from Thanksgiving, 2014. We were stating in Smith Falls, Ontario, and I went out early one morning down by the canal. It was chilly, and steam was rising from the water as the sun came up.
Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
FP4+ film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C
Most portraits are vertically oriented (hence the term “portrait orientation”). But it is fun to mix things up now and then. Here is another image of my photographer friend Suzanne. To show as much of the Helios 44/2 lens’s optical character (namely the swirl with the lens wide open) I felt the portrait needed to be horizontal.
Zenit 3M 35mm SLR with Helios 44/2 58mm/2 lens
Ilford FP4+ developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C
Diffusion and toning added in post