Dark Sky

I love the combination of Rollei Retro 80s and a red filter (and a polarizer). I love a dark sky and drama!

Nikon F5, 35mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens with red filter and polarizer
Rollei Retro 80s, developed in TMax developer, 1+4



Recently at the Beaches my friend Ori and I saw this child’s tricycle close the water; there were no children nearby, but it did not look like the kind of thing that would be abandoned. The combination of the bright sun, the bright colour and the amazing Agfa Portrait 160 film (frozen from 2004) makes this one of my favourite images so far this year.

Hasselblad 500CM, 50m/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens
Agfa Portrait 160 C-41 film


The Firehouse

My good friend Bill Smith was kind enough to give me two rolls of Agfa Portrait 160 film, expired in 2004, but stored frozen. I love this film!

Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens
Agfa Portrait 160 film (C-41)

Still Alive

March 15th was Expired Film Day (a day to celebrate film that is long past its best before date!). It was a workday for me so I went out one day later this morning, which I think was sort of appropriate :-). I like going for the gusto so I got out a roll of AgfaPan 100 that expired in 1987 (32 years ago!). It’s box speed is 100, but I added 2 stops of exposure and then developed normally. There was a fair amount of base fog, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed in post. Rather surprised at what I got!

All images shot with a Canon Rebel TI and a Helios 44/2 58mm/f2 lens, mounted via an adapter

Chairs Near the Water

I have often photographed the chairs in the Beaches near the water. Last Saturday was a beautiful day out with friends by the water and this set of chairs caught my eye.

Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Zeiss Distagon with red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal