Usually I don’t buy film that expensive, but being able to give a discontinued film a second chance is an opportunity you don’t often get. Lets hope enough people showed their support, so production can become permanent and distribution is organized more locally – after all the film went from Belgium to Japan (to be blessed by a balding photography priest) and back again to Germany. Crazy!
I’m not sure if a film somewhat aimed at street photographer is suited for shooting in rural Germany, but who cares. The film was inside the camera, the camera was with me and I was visiting my brother in a very small village. But where else do can see storks?
Development was very fast, since the lab was very hot. I need to figure out a way to cool down developer – even the water straight out of the cold water tap was lukewarm at best.
Leipzig & Bockwitz, Germany – July 2016
35mm, black and white, traffic surveillance film, 36 exposures.
ISO 400, low grain, high contrast, clear base, flat negatives.
Praktica LTL 2 + Helios-44-2 f2/58mm + JCH Street Pan 400
Film bought for 9,65 EUR via Japan Camera Hunter
Developed by myself @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom.
Development: Ilford ID-11 / 1+1 / 16:30min @ 20°C -> 4:16min @ 29°C
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.