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03-25-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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My first black and Whites.

I must say, it is a little difficult to get use to the film grain, but it also seems to add life to the images. I am really loving my K1OOOs' film cameras. Today I received my Pentax Super ME, so, I need to get out and break that one in....I will also be hitting the cemetery this weekend...I should get me a light meter as well...















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Javier,

Nice shots! Which B&W film did you use?
I have a roll of Ilford XP2 400 that is waiting to be put into my K1000 and used, perhaps later on this week or this weekend.

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I am not sure. It was some professional stuff, that I know. I will find out tomorrow and thanks for the kind words. Enjoy Your new toy. I am sure you will see things a tad different.
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Film makes a difference in grain/tonality

From an older hand I'd advice to use 100/125 speed film and learn to develop yourself
Specially if you are going to scan the negatives it is far more controllable and rewarding.

XP2 is great at 400, except for portrits (expose as 200) but it is a C41 film, so no grain

PS> As soon as you get that ME Super check the light seals and replace them if necessary (Jon Goodman kits rock!)

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I really like the way these look. How did you get them from film to JPEG? (Drugstore, "pro" lab, develop and scanned them yourself, etc.)
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Great photos Javier.

I would like to get back into B&W film. How to scan the negatives well is also a question of mine as setting up a full darkroom is not an viable option.
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These are great. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
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Nice photos. I like the 4th photo with the ducks and the last photo best. On the last photo, I would have shot that photo probably two steps forward and to the left, and probably a foot lower for a bit more perspective of the fountain and water detail.

Were the ducks from Echo Lake?

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Folks, Thanks for the comments... EDL, those where shot in ELA at the Belvedere pond...
Echo, is a nice place to shoot at as well, and well, I think I will go there this weekend.. Thanks for the reminder.
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Nice photos, jgredline.

I love black and white grain, especially for candid or portraits. ISO 400 always seems just right in 35mm.
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Here are a few more black and whites I shot recently.

I do not know why the sky has a purple look to it when it was black and white film.






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The purple look likely came from scanning in color mode instead of black and white mode. Take a look at the film itself and you'll probably notice it looks a bit purple.

You can either scan in black and white mode, or you can just do your favorite b/w conversion method with your favorite post-processing software.
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Mike,
Thanks! That is exactly what it was. ...On a second note; I love the film grain...digital can't touch it...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
The purple look likely came from scanning in color mode instead of black and white mode. Take a look at the film itself and you'll probably notice it looks a bit purple.
You mean the film'll look a bit orange . These were negs after all. Having said that, I deduce that redline used Kodak's BW400CN, as that film uses a standard colour film base - Ilford XP2 uses a standard BW film backing - as the idea is that you can print it like traditional BW film.

JGred, you don't need a big darkroom to get into BW film. You only need that if you wish to do traditional printing. All you need to get started is a Paterson dev tank, a dark cupboard or closet you can fit into (insert Tom Cruise joke here), a pair of scissors, a tin opener and some D76 and fixer.
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I didn't notice what film he used. I just looked down at the sleeves of Tri-X I'm scanning and they look purple. Or perhaps lavendar or periwinkle or something.
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