This image was shot on Kodak TMax 400, which also seems quite responsive to using a red filter to make the sky more dramatic.
My 50mm/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens is one of my favourites, and it continues to surprise me. I wasn’t quite pointing at the sun in the image from the Scarborough Bluff’s on New Year’s Day, but it was certainly in the sun’s direction. Flare is not an issue at all. (Of course having a lens hood on the lens helps).
For the last few years I have a tradition where I make a point of going out to shoot film on January 1st, regardless of the weather or how I feel. It means it’s one more year where I can say I shot film, regardless of whatever else happens.
Yesterday morning was bright and sunny (but rather chilly). A good day to shoot at Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough, Ontario with my good friend Bill Smith.