Tag: Push development

Portrait By the Window

I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!

Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)

Busker on Yonge Street

Thus performer had a great voice, and his performance was connecting with passersby in a way that street performances often do not.


Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens
Tri-X film @ EI 3200, 2 hour semi-stand development in Rodinal 1+100