Spring equinox with creamy pastels

Today it is finally spring equinox, when day and night are of equal length. Tomorrow already light has the upper hand! After several long dark months, it is finally spring again!
What´s better than some macro images of fresh tulips?
Wish you all a warm light and beautiful spring.

Enjoy 🙂

Hasselblad 503cx
Zeiss Makro-Planar 120/4 with extension tubes
Kodak Portra 400
Developed at home with Tetenal C41

Hasselblad 503cx
Zeiss Makro-Planar 120/4 with extension tubes
Kodak Portra 400
Developed at home with Tetenal C41

Hasselblad 503cx
Zeiss Makro-Planar 120/4 with extension tubes
Kodak Portra 400
Developed at home with Tetenal C41

Melancholy January Contemplations

What’s to write about these gloomy grim days with no light or colours? Well, there is actually new patterns and shapes that reveals in the familiar surroundings. And the busy summer locations rest in a slow winter pace… This year January has been kind to us, not that extreme cold or even special amount of snow that usually occurs in Sweden in January. And when I think of that, I kind of like these images anyway…

I hope you do that too…

Enjoy!

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM Planar 100/4 Ilford HP5+ Kodak 110B

Hasselblad 500CM
Planar 100/4
Ilford HP5+
Kodak 110B

 

 

JCH Street Pan 400 film

This film has been around for a year now, but for me it´s a new and very pleasant acquaintance. A high contrast film for those gloomy days… And at least for me there is more areas within photography than street photography that is limiting me with dull light. As I like the black and white very much, then I just need a gloomy day with no shadows, just plain boring dull light, whatever I want to photograph, to loose my motivation and lust for creativity. So it is very thrilling to have a high contrast black and white film with good ISO and very appealing look.

These two old drying barns is photographed in almost full sunshine, and I didn’t almost tweak them at all in Lightroom. I scan my images as if they were RAWfiles, with all information left in the histogram, as TIFF files, and then I import them into Lightroom and crop them back to the right ratio, dust picking and some level adjustments. That´s it. But with this film it was much easier with the levels, almost nothing at all to do to get the image back to “as photographed”.

Olympus OM1n Zuiko for OM 85/2 JCH Street pan 400 Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n
Zuiko for OM 200/4
JCH Street pan 400
Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes
Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n Zuiko for OM 85/2 JCH Street pan 400 Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n
Zuiko for OM 200/4
JCH Street pan 400
Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes
Scanned with Braun FS120

 

My two little Sheltie girls is photographed in very dull and boring light, and I hadn´t much hope for the images, but I must say that I´m overwhelmed with the result! Just LOVE it!!

 

First little lady is Alice 8 years old

Olympus OM1n Zuiko for OM 85/2 JCH Street pan 400 Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n
Zuiko for OM 85/2 wide open
JCH Street pan 400
Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes
Scanned with Braun FS120

 

This is the little princess Liza, she is just 10 months old

Olympus OM1n Zuiko for OM 85/2 JCH Street pan 400 Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n
Zuiko for OM 85/2 wide open
JCH Street pan 400
Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes
Scanned with Braun FS120

 

Also this fishermans shed is photographed in gloomy light, a very overcast day, and I think, as with my dogs, the result is nothing less than brilliant.

Olympus OM1n Zuiko for OM 85/2 wide open JCH Street pan 400 Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes Scanned with Braun FS120

Olympus OM1n
Zuiko for OM 85/2 wide open
JCH Street pan 400
Kodak HC 110B for 5 minutes
Scanned with Braun FS120

 

So, Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy, when can we see this great film in 120? And in sheet film?

 

I wish you all a fabulous rest of the week, with all the inspiration and creativity you need!

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