Roll #36 – Lomography CN 100

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Lomography Color Negative (CN) 100 (Medium Format)

The year is over. For me it didn’t go out all that well. It’s strange seeing a photo you took in a frame next to a cinerary urn. But life goes on and you are once more reminded, that spending time with family and friends is important. So is taking photos of them.

I’m not sure yet how this whole thing here will continue. I may continue shooting the remaining rolls. But maybe a fresh start with something else would be better? Who knows – well, I don’t.

At the moment time seems to be moving faster, than I can catch up to.

National Park Hainich, Germany – Oct/Nov 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium format (120), color negative, roll film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 100.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Lomography Color Negative 100
Film bought for ~5,35 EUR via Film Photography Project Store.
Developed @ New/Secret Lab-Project (Leipzig, Germany).
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Roll #34 – Samsung Prime Color 200

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Samsung Prime Color 200 (expired 05/2004)

I bought a 10-pack of these on eBay (couldn’t find them in any smaller amount) and shot 3 rolls so far. One here in Leipzig and two in the National Park Hainich. I loved the colors of Samsung Prime Color 100, but I couldn’t find that stock either.

It’s sad to see, that all those nice films are gone. Well, not really gone – some of it is still around. But since it’s no longer produced, the number of rolls available will only be going down.

Maybe all the falling leaves make me think about all the production stops of film stock. But it’s not all doom and gloom. If this project has shown me one thing, it’s that there’s still a lot of film out there.

National Park Hainich + Leipzig, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 24 exposures, ISO 200.
Expired 05/2004, shot at ISO 100.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Samsung Prime Color 200
Film bought for 1,70 EUR via eBay.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Roll #33 – CineStill 50D

CineStill 50D
CineStill 50D

Paying 9 EUR for a single roll of repackaged cinema film, I somehow expected more. Better colors (scans were postprocessed to look like they do now), better sharpness, better anything. Comparison images on the internet look much better.

Is it a subjectiv perception thing? Is it a matter of a good scan? Am I too critical? Well, it looks like I might have access to a Nikon Coolscan soon, so I’ll run the film through that again. So there might be an update to this entry in the future. Keep your eyes open!

Enough tech talk! This is the “Treetop Path”, you climb a tower from which you can see around or can take elevated path branches (hoho!) through the treetops. Early morning light, slowly disappearing fog in the distance… it was quite magical.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 50.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + CineStill 50D
Film bought for 9 EUR via MacoDirect.
Developed and scanned by Foto Schröter (Riesa).

Roll #32 – Wegert Pro 200

Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)
Wegert Pro 200 (expired 09/2005)

Since I’m behind schedule quite a bit, I’ll start numbering the blog entries by roll and not by week. On top of that I’d have to publish more than 2 rolls each week to catch up until the end of the year. I doubt that’ll happen, so I’ll continue the project into 2016 until 52 rolls are done.

There are almost no leaves on the trees anymore, I’m very glad I had the chance to spend a weekend in the Hainichen national park.

National Park Hainich, Germany / Oct 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, color negative film, 24 exposures, ISO 200, expired 2005.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Wegert Pro 200
Film bought for 2,00 EUR via eBay.
Developed by Foto Schröter (Riesa).
Scanned with Epson V550.

Week #22 – Rollei Crossbird 200

Rollei Crossbird 200 (Rollei CR 200 with C-41 label)
Rollei Crossbird 200 (Rollei Chrome/Digibase CR 200 with C-41 label)

And here’s the next batch of my long weekend trip. This time it’s a cross processed Rollei Crossbird 200. Turns out it’s just a Rollei Chrome/Digibase CR 200 with another label.

It was one hour before sunset and raining like mad. But Matthias, who organized the trip, looked at a weather app on his smart phone and said: “Let’s go!”. We drove through rain and rain and rain and everything was behind clouds. But after half an hour or so the world turned into magic. Faint red at the horizon, Clouds raining over forests, mist walking through the landscape. I was so happy, that we did leave the house and didn’t stay indoors. Thanks again!

Very low light, exposure times of 1+ second. Color all over the place. Photos were as much color corrected, as possible. The original scans were bright orange and nearly unusable – at least for my personal taste.

Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany – June 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium Format (120), color slide film (developed as C-41), 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 200.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Rollei Crossbird 200
Film bought for ~7,90 EUR via Photo Lang.
Developed by FotoStudio 80.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.