Week 4

Rearview (Canon 1V :: Porta 400) 22/366

Rearview (Canon 1V :: Porta 400)

22/366

Parker River (Canon 1v :: Portra 400) 23/366

Parker River (Canon 1v :: Portra 400)

23/366

Snacking & Skiing (Canon 1v :: TriX 400 @ 1600) 24/366

Snacking & Skiing (Canon 1v :: TriX 400 @ 1600)

24/366

Studio (Canon 1V :: TriX400 @ 1600) 25/366

Studio (Canon 1V :: TriX400 @ 1600)

25/366

Teacher Time (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600) 26/365

Teacher Time (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600)

26/365

Unnamed Stream (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600) 27/365

Unnamed Stream (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600)

27/365

Mavis (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600) 28/366

Mavis (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600)

28/366

Josephine (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600) 29/366

Josephine (Canon 1v :: TriX400 @ 1600)

29/366

My first week where a whole roll totally disappointed me. I rated the TriX at 1600 thinking it would give me more contrast, but now (AND FINALLY) I see how rating versus pushing are two totally different things. I lost my midtones in all these black and whites, plus the chunky grain is just too much for me. I can take some grain. I get it, it comes with film, but pushing will always make for more grain and these are just chunk-tastic. So even with my slight overexposing while metering, these all were fairly murky and not the crisp black and white I love. Only took four weeks to screw up, and another two+ to see that I messed up. Ah, film. You are a cruel mistress. 

Thankfully, I'm keeping notes (and sometimes decent ones at that). I won't make this mistake (intentionally) again. 

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