Troublemaker. Probably making some trouble.
Accidental model pose at Shorty’s
Sleeping dog in Mitla, Mexico | Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Pentax K1000, SMC-M 50mm 1.4
Darren, ninja style | Ilford HP5 Plus 400, Pentax K1000, 50mm 1.4
I love Ilford HP5 Plus. It might be my favorite film (Kodak Portra VC gives HP5 a run for its money in the favorite film department). Faster films get fairly grainy— this is just science, something that must be dealt with. But Ilford knows that engineering a good fast film has nothing to do with eliminating grain; no, instead it has everything to do with controlling grain, making it pleasing. The grain in this shot is very typical of HP5: fairly visible, but smooth and beautiful. No heaviness, no chunkiness, no loss of sharpness. The results are beautiful, full of contrast, and have more dynamic range than can be asked for. The details pop out, and the grain provides a soft and smooth texture.
On another note, I’m really enjoying seeing my black and white photos in monochromatic hues, with no sepia tone. In the past, all of my B&W prints from Blue Moon have sepia tones because they are printed on color paper. Though sepia tones look fine, I really love the classic monochromatic look much more.
There was no pick!
I’m playing with some faux Ilford film effects. This is Delta 100, which may or may not actually look anything like Delta 100. It’s tough to say— I’m going to compare it to some Delta 100 as soon as my film scanner shows up. One of the things I’ve started to realize in toying with faux film effects in PS is that they almost don’t matter. I mean, would anyone think this is Delta 100 if I said it was? Would it matter whether or not it was Delta 100?
I think I don’t even know what I’m talking about.
Andria is a nice portrait subject. Ilford Delta 100 Canon 7D, 17-55 IS, fake-ass Ilford Delta effect.
A boy stands by the burning old Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 18, 2010. First Prize General News Single, Riccardo Venturi, Italy, Contrasto.
The Boston Globe Big Picture
Pentax K1000, Fuji Neopan
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Pentax K1000, Fuji Neopan 400