The frame-by-frame play-by-play of life.
Her imprints left on the table, and in my mind.
And imprints #22 and # 23 on a roll of film — click, click.
And the click of a light switch.
Peter, does Print indicate that these are scanned prints?
No, it’s just an internal classifier for my own purposes.
OK, so you are scanning negatives. I wonder if the C41 B&W negatives allow you to use the dust removal software unlike the silver based negatives.
Yes. Dust removal software will work with C41 B&W negatives.
(I thought you said this was just a test roll?!!)
I am loving on these images, and what they represent.
On a side note–they remind me of the comics from the “Captain Underpants” series…but that is another story for another day.
A great job by both of you.
All I can say is: DUDE you are BACK!!
Thanks Mark! It was a test roll, but I posted these (and will be posting a few others) for sentimental reasons.
There is nothing about these images that says “test” to me…
They are the actual, real deal.
You’d think you like film Mark ;-)….
While I think it’s fun to shoot with, I’m not a fan of the C-41 black and whites, they are terrible to print with, the tonal range is pretty ropey. But the M3, that’s a totally different story. I’m so glad to see you using one. I often have a biting urge to get rid of all my digital gear and return to film, which I just feel for many reasons, I much prefer.
Tri-X, Tmax 400, Portra, this is how I dream; where everything becomes something better. It’s poetry in a can. It’s everything that means photography, to me.
I have a few prints in my home, made from C-41 B&W film that were made back in the 90s. They look great.
Since my return to film in 2008, I’ve been photographing exclusively with Portra, Tri-x, and sometimes HP5+. In comparison, the Kodak BW400CN is good. At least to my eye.
And I agree, about film being “poetry in a can”.
It’s been a long time since I worked with those films, close to 20 years now (yikes), but I remember them being muddy in the midtone and then a bit overly contrasty in the shadow and highlights, XP2 being the worst. It made printing them more complicated, relative to something like T-Max 400 which is tonally rich and dreamy in that regard. If you’re getting what you want from it though, great, because the added convenience can be a great benefit.
For what it’s worth, I agree silver halide films excel for tonality.
and so beautifully apt that this photo is made with film too…
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