Christmas Passed.

2020, 2021, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Portra 400, Leica M2, Leica M2-R, Portrait, Scanner - Plustek 8200i, Voigtländer Ultron 35mm f/1.7 Aspherical, Within 200 feet of My House™

Or:

“2021 meets 2020”

As you can tell, this image was taken in December.  That’s when I started shooting this roll of film — a roll of film I just couldn’t finish off no matter how hard I tried.  Call it a lack of motivation or just a copious serving of laziness.

Anyway, I wasn’t sure how it was all going to turn out because I chanced two things here:

  1. The development chemicals.  They were mixed in August.  That’s right, they’re six months old!  I’m sure that violates the code of conduct of the C-41 Developers Guild.  In any case, it’s an affront to decency.
  2. The lens.  It’s the Voigtländer 35/1.7 Ultron.  I hadn’t used it before, so this is the first (“test”) roll with it.

I usually like to minimize the presence of variables but this time I introduced two.

Fortunately, everything looks good.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 35mm Ultron f/1.7, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.