Film Photographs

September 23, 2001 Rolls

Nikon F6, Sigma 35 F 1.4

The coast of Ogunquit, Maine, Portra 400. This lens is giving me fits with inconsistent autofocus. It is an expensive MF lens.

Pentax 645

Gondola and haze from the Pacific fires, Providence, RI, Portra 400

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Newport, Rhode Island, Portra 400

September 3, 2001

Ferrania P30, Minolta XD 11, 50mm F 1.4

Providence Mural

August 2021

Rollei 2.8F


August 13, 2021

Rolleiflex 2.8F TriX@200


July 17, 2021, More Images from Pentax 645, TriX, 75mm

More images, all shot with Portra and either the Nikon F6 or the Pentax 645. One detractor with the 645 is that the image dimensions are the same in the lab scans, so determining what camera I used is hard. Images 1, 5, 7, 8 and 10 were made using the F6 and 24 – 70 lens. The others are the 645 and 75mm lens.

This is an amalgamation of color C-41 images shot using the Pentax 645 and Nikon F6. Film ranges from Portra 400 (the most used), Portra 800 (one roll) and Fuji Pro 400 H (one roll). It is a gallery shot mostly this summer (2021) but for some of the images that languished in the F6 from Portra 800 from around Christmas. Those familiar with the different film’s characteristics will be able to tell what stock was used in most cases. Developed by the fantastic Kerry’s Warwick Photo lab, highly recommended.

I used Ansel Adams’ souping on the following, or something akin to it. I used 1:100 developed for 30 minutes. Agitate for the first 30 seconds, then 15 seconds every 3 minutes. This roll was shot at box speed. I quite like the results. Aside from the images of the dory that underexposed the expected shadow detail that Ansel drew from this dilution is evident. Again, I used the Pentax 645NII and 75mm lens, a combination that is immensely enjoyable.

This set was shot using JCH Streetpan. It was a very sunny day and I think I underexposed the images. It was an exercise in scanning frustration, the first 18 images were full of dust. I cleaned the film off with Pec Cleaner and used the dust removal tool in my scanning software. The Pec Cleaner seems to have removed most of the dust. These were some of the thinnest negatives I have developed in a long time but they still turned out to be passable.

This set was shot with TriX @200 with the Pentax 645NII. I believe I used the 75mm lens.

Always neat artifacts in and near the window of this antique shop near my home. Pentax 645, TriX
After a doctor’s visit, I found this man training in a weedy parking lot. I had to crop this one to get rid of the weeds that couldn’t be avoided near the lens. Pentax 645, TriX

I believe the below image was shot with a since sold Contax G2.

Roll 15 Foma 200 Nikon FM3a Nikkor 35/2

Roll 13 February 2020 Pentax 67, TriX, 105 Lens, yellow filter

Roll 12, February 2020 Olympus Om4ti, Adox CMS 25

Roll 11 December 16, 2019: Nikon F3, 50/1.2, Ilford Delta 3200


Roll 10 December 9, 2019: Leica M6, Ilford XP2, developed in BW chemicals

Roll Nine:  Late September 2019. Pentax 67, Kodak Ektar

Roll Eight:  September 2019:  Rolleiflex 2.8F; Fuji Velvia.  I got a bunch of rolls back and the weeks are now unknown….Will I right to organization ship?  The good news is, I have been shooting film!

Roll Six: October 16, 2019: Unknown Film and Camera

Roll Five October 3

Contax G2, Kodak Portra 400, 45mm Zeiss Lens

First some double exposures that I like doing with this camera.

Roll Five; Late October 2019:  Rolleiflex 2.8F, Unknown Film

Roll 4 September 28 (above)

Leica M3, Zeiss 35mm F2.8 Adox Silvermax

This roll took me a few weeks to shoot.  I carried my camera with me every day, but frankly I haven’t felt very motivated for photography.  The roll began on September 15 at Bristol’s Porchfest, a gathering near my home where musician’s perform on neighbor’s porches.  The roll ended today (9/28) at Sakonnet Point.  I arrived at the Point to the sight of 35-40 Harley Davidson riders parked for a rest.   I captured a few shots of them with a point and shoot camera (after asking permission).  When they departed, the sound was deafening and the bikers took obvious pride in the the thunder of the herd.  Then I took my dogs Lilly and Duke for a walk on Lloyd’s Beach where Duke proceeded to roll around in the sand near (but thankfully not on) a dead skunk.  I chatted with several nice people at the end of the point, most accompanied by dogs happily dripping in salt water.  Aside from being a beautiful place, Lloyd’s Beach is dog lover’s paradise.  The dogs can run to their heart’s content.   Lilly and Duke are content to prance right behind me.  They walk to the water’s edge but don’t go in.  Duke tends to haplessly chase seagulls.   I love going to this place with them.  On the ride to the beach, they inevitably whimper.  I turn on Frank Sinatra, and it calms us all down.


Roll 3  September 12

Contax G2, 45mm Lens, Ferrania P30

This week I shot Ferrania P30 using a Contax G2.  I did some research last night and Film Ferrania has halted production while it updates conditions in its factory.  It started a new Kickstarter campaign for color film and the delays in production of both color film and more P30 are causing angst for backers.  It is a very nice film with rich blacks.  I shot it at its box speed of ISO 80.  I had to add 1/2 stop of exposure in Lightroom for some of the shots.  I am not adept at using the G2, it is for the most part a glorified point and shoot camera for me.  The 45mm Zeiss lens is great.

Roll 2 September 1

Leica M6, Kodak TriX

Roll One  August 25

Rollei RPX 25, Nikon F3HP, 50mm F 1.4

This roll was given to me by Domenico Dodaro during his visit from Rome.  I really like the film, it has a very fine grain.  Developed in HC 110 for 5 minutes at 20C.

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