Dec 30, 2013

72 Frames of Christmas, Image 1

My wife talking on the phone with her mother on Christmas day. Ilford Delta 3200 shot @1250, developed in Kodak D-76. 

Dec 21, 2013


Oregon State University Marching Band.  The game was a bust, but the band sounded good.  Ilford hp5+ developed in coffee.

Nov 27, 2013

Multnomah Falls

The most photographed waterfall west of Niagara. Shot on Ilford hp5+ and developed in Caffenol.

Nov 26, 2013

Double Exposure Self

Kind of an experimental double exposure shot.  Probably not terribly original, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. That is just a lot of freaking grain, I'm wondering how something like Kodak D-76 handles it in comparison. Caffenol is cool and all, but this might be too much of a good thing.

Nov 18, 2013

On Campus

On the campus of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Taken on Ilford fp4+ 35mm film and developed in Caffenol.

Nov 17, 2013


So here it is, a sample from my first home-processed film.  Shot on Ilford hp5+ @400.  Developed in a Caffenol derivative.  In fact, the only commercial ingredient in the entire process was the Ilford Rapid Fix. 

Oct 30, 2013


Another senior session where I broke out the film camera. There was some great light here. Portra 400, shot on Canon Elan 7 with 50mm f/1.4 L.  Actual aperture was probably f/2.8, that's where I usually settle into on that lens.

Alma, Class of 2014

During a recent senior photo shoot, I broke out the film camera and did a few frames. Yes, I managed to cut off both hands at the wrists. Not happy with that, but I am happy with the look of Portra 400.  Indie Lab does a pretty good job processing and scanning for a decent price, although I do need to make a few corrections in post, mostly for contrast. One thing about film, the most you need to crop in, the bigger your grain is going to be.

Oct 14, 2013


Kodak Portra 400 shot at 320 and processed normally. Slight contrast added in post.

Oct 12, 2013


My first roll of Kodak Portra 400 film. I overexposed by about a third of a stop and shot @ ISO 320.  The resulting scan was a little more exposed than I would have liked, so I needed to drop it in post by about 3/4 of a stop.  It may be that I had exposed for the very darkest part of this (backlit) photo, but I am happy with the results.  I'll need to figure out exactly what I did wrong and then move on for next time. 

Sep 9, 2013


I could have edited a little more contrast here, but I kept it as is. Ilford hp5+, processed and scanned at the new Ilford lab in California.


Ilford hp5+, processed and scanned by the brand new Ilford lab in California. If and when I get this film again, I'll likely shoot at 320 to help bring up the shadows just a bit. I hadn't got a roll done in's nice to be posting again here.

Jul 22, 2013

Ship in the Gap

A lone sailing ship making its way down the Columbia River through the Wallula Gap in SE Washington. Ilford fp4+ pushed to 250, Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L (non-IS).

Jul 19, 2013

Water Girl

Kodak TMAX 100


Kodak TMAX 100. Not as much contrast as I had hoped, so I had to adjust in Lightroom. Once I got those adjustments made, though, I liked the results. From what I understand Kodak is getting out of the film business anyway. I'll likely stick with Ilford from here on out, unless I come across something else that intrigues me. 

Jul 18, 2013


Who doesn't eat at Mo's when they're at the Oregon coast?  Ilford fp4+.

Law Boat

Newport, Oregon. Ilford fp4+, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4.

Tie down

Ilford fp4+, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4.  

Newport Bay Waterfront

First roll of film processed from my new-to-me film camera, a Canon EOS Elan 7. Shot with Ilford fp4+ film with 50mm f/1.4 lens. Newport, Oregon. I wasn't sure how all this was going to turn out, but I was very pleased with the results. This is a rich set of tones and nothing was done to digitally enhance them.