Recent Adventures in Film: Part 2
In the first part of this series, I posted some of the images that I had recently taken using colour film. I had left some black and white rolls in to be developed too, but they take a bit longer, so I couldn’t share the photos at the time. Well, they’re finally back, so read on for the results of the rest of the experiment.
I had shot two rolls of Kentmere film, which I had only recently discovered. I didn’t really know much about it, but the camera store and lab I use for developing it had some rolls which were inexpensive, so I decided I would try it. It was later featured in one of Digital Rev TV’s “Analogue Rev” segments, and apparently it’s quite good! I got a roll of 400 and a roll of 100. This was a couple of months ago, and the first roll of 400 was in my camera for ages, and I only sporadically shot with it.
In fact I hadn’t realised just how long it was in it until I got my camera back and realised that there were shots from Winter on the film. I shot the second roll (of 100 speed) in a day, and I did some more traditional street type photography around Dublin with it.
The 400 is very VERY grainy. It has a nice feel to it, but it’s very noisy. I’m also not sure iff it was underexposed, or if it was just the scans, as the blacks were quite set-up on them. I had used my Yashica for that roll, so it’s possible that I hadn’t set the speed correctly. Also, the meter in that’s a bit temperamental. For these, I haven’t re-scanned them myself yet, and I’m just using the scans from the Lab, but I did clean them up in Lightroom a little. I will re-post some of them when I scan them properly, if there’s a major difference.
So, without rambling on any more, here’s a random collection from the series. It’s a mixture of different types of shots, with some from my trip to Germany earlier in the year, as well as some more “Street” type shots. Enjoy
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