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Documenting the never-ending-construction of Hafenphilharmony. August 2014 #believeinfilm
View into Museumshafen, Hafencity Hamburg.
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).
Though a 400 film seems unsuitable for architectural work HCD new delivers a fairly detailed and sharp image with nicely smooth grain and – in my opinion – beautiful tones. See it at full resolution in a separate tab! Still would have liked to use something like APX 25 or pulling TMX 100 down to 25 (haven’t tried yet).

Documenting the never-ending-construction of Hafenphilharmony. August 2014 #believeinfilm

View into Museumshafen, Hafencity Hamburg.

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

Though a 400 film seems unsuitable for architectural work HCD new delivers a fairly detailed and sharp image with nicely smooth grain and – in my opinion – beautiful tones. See it at full resolution in a separate tab! Still would have liked to use something like APX 25 or pulling TMX 100 down to 25 (haven’t tried yet).

Fleet in Hamburg Hafencity. August 2014 #believeinfilm
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

Fleet in Hamburg Hafencity. August 2014 #believeinfilm

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

Bridge in Hafencity Hamburg, August 2014 #believeinfilm
Image from my test film. The bridge currently leads to a huge area with lots of construction sites. 
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L, tripod, on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

Bridge in Hafencity Hamburg, August 2014 #believeinfilm

Image from my test film. The bridge currently leads to a huge area with lots of construction sites. 

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L, tripod, on Tri-X 400 @400 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 (2 min 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5:30 min 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 22°C).

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Film Ferrania To Produce Films Anew
It’s official: Ferrania films will finally be available again in the market soon! http://bit.ly/1AZRv9N

lomographicsociety:

Film Ferrania To Produce Films Anew

It’s official: Ferrania films will finally be available again in the market soon! http://bit.ly/1AZRv9N

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Thanks for your comment on my image "You Read My Mind". Although nothing is absolute, I don't miss film at all. I enjoy the precise controls I have, particularly over color and tone, with digital images, and although there are many visceral charms of film and printing which have been lost I find that the balance is strongly digital for me. Your film work is beautiful, and I hope you keep shooting as long as you enjoy it!

Hi and thank you for your compliment! I very much enjoy looking at your images!

It’s very much a personal choice and balancing different aspects: costs of shooting film are higher than doing it in the digital domain – but then the beautiful gear of the past is finally accessible and does fit my personal expectations of how to shoot and handle things (I am a 100% manual shooter and just dislike little wheelies to set the aperture for example – might be a nostalgic oddity on my part). Just making a serious start with digital would require an investment I’d not be able to. Of course being able to peek on a preview of the image might help and enables a style of taking picture which – with use of flash for example – is much more demanding with analog  „black box shooting“. I do miss the darkroom work - but then I stopped in the past when creating three good baryta prints per night was just too demanding. I am now a hybrid shooter and do not expect to be able to reopen a darkroom any time soon (would love to share one but there seems to be none available in my part of Hamburg, Germany). Still, I refrain from doing more than I would do in a real darkroom – setting the overall contrast, burning in and lighten, some spotting is inevitable. All my color work (negative film) is done by my lab (FINDLab, USA) and I trust them with scanning and color correction and the images are – in almost every instance – just ready to go. In a way that feeling of simplicity seems to be the same with black & white analog film: I chose the film (in my case almost always Tri-X 400), decide on a ISO (push – box speed or pull) and measure with a handheld meter. Shooting and developing, scanning softly, adding exif and importing in Aperture. The ability to create the images on my computer affordable and fast is the aspect of digitalization I cherish in comparison with the past… 

Portrait. July 2014 #believeinfilm
First color images off the BEAST. FINDLab goodness.
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L Mamiya Secor K/L 1:4.5 f=180mm L-A on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA. Unprocessed scan, border added via Flare.

Portrait. July 2014 #believeinfilm

First color images off the BEAST. FINDLab goodness.

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L Mamiya Secor K/L 1:4.5 f=180mm L-A on new Kodak Portra 400 @200, developed and scanned by FINDLab, USA. Unprocessed scan, border added via Flare.

Summertime Joys of our Garden. August 2014 #believeinfilm
The pulled Tri-X 400 give wonderful shades of grey with the trademark beautiful grain of Tri-X.
Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @100 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:35 (3 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C) 

Summertime Joys of our Garden. August 2014 #believeinfilm

The pulled Tri-X 400 give wonderful shades of grey with the trademark beautiful grain of Tri-X.

Mamiya RB 67 Pro S Mamiya K/L 1:3.5 f=127mm L on Tri-X 400 @100 developed in Spur HCD-S + HCD-2 1:35 (3 min; 30 sec. agitations then stand; 5 min; 30 sec. agitations then every minute 3 times, 20°C)