Inside Balzac’s Coffee shop in the Distillery District.
Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.17 Voigtlander Ultron lens
Kodak Tri-X film @ EI 3200
2 hour semi-stand development in Rodinal
Today a portrait of my friend and fellow podcaster Mike, taken in a pub using my Pentax ME 35mm camera. I haven’t used this camera much recently but got it out for the April episode of the Classic Camera Revival podcast, where Pentax was the topic of the day. The lens was a 50mm/1.7 and I was shooting wide-open on Tri-X film.
After a fun Nikkormat – themed photowalk with my friend Bill Smith, we ducked into a pub for a beer. From our table facing the front of the restaurant I couldn’t help but notice a couple who seemed oblivious to each other, and were glued to their phones. I couldn’t resist the image, so I picked up the Nikkormat with a 105mm/2.5 lens, and shot a few frames wide open at 1/60th of a second, guessing on the exposure (since the camera did not have a functioning meter) and hoping I could get one frame of Tri-X sufficiently sharp. I got lucky.