I use film now and then when the urge strikes me, and a couple of weeks ago I had enough exposed film in the fridge to justify the cost of postage to the lab in Seoul. Two rolls of colour negative film, one roll of colour slide film, and two rolls of black and white negative film. I’ll be sharing the better results here over the next couple of weeks. Except for the slide film, which was a disaster. My own fault, of course.
Fujifilm describes FUJICOLOR 200 (always in capitals for some reason) as fine grained, but the grain doesn’t seem especially small or pleasant to me. Maybe it’s the scans. Or maybe it’s relative to other films. Also, on a 4×6 print the grain is probably nearly invisible and most people probably don’t use this film to make large prints. Whatever the case, here are a few photos that probably won’t get printed but that you might enjoy looking at.
First up is the obligatory self-portrait in the mirror to remember what camera the film went through. Something I forgot to do on the other three rolls I used . . . . In case the writing is difficult to see because of the reflection, it’s a Nikon F80 I’m using. The lens is the 28-80mm lens that came with some Nikon film cameras in the past.
I think the fertiliser is some sort of manure, but I didn’t get close to have a look.
Shipping containers get cut up and used for many kinds of sheds, security offices, and other shelters that need to be cheap and strong. Soul-crushing grey seems to be the favourite colour. Actually, are containers cheap? I have no idea how much a shipping container costs.
A wide angle makes this old house look even droopier and sadder than it is.
I’ve done several versions of this photo on various cameras. I’ll get it right someday . . . .
I’ll end with a photo of my cat, because a photo of a cat is the best way to end any blog post.
I like the tones and colours of film, but don’t care much for the hassle and expense. I’ll stick to digital for the most part, but it’s nice to have the option of taking out a film camera now and then and making some photos.