I’m having fun emulating the use of film1 and converting photos to black and white. A few recent snapshots – weren’t strong enough on their own, and still aren’t “print” worthy, but at least they are good practice fodder. For larger versions, click image, natch.
The color version for reference – actually used the Kodak 25 slide film emulation, which added contrast and richer colors to the image. View On Black
Blue Line platform. Kodak T-Max p3200 speed film, another I used fairly freqently. I never owned a flash for my 35mm camera, plus was more frequently in nightclubs and bars in the 90s, situations that high-speed film was useful.View On Black
www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/locations/view/Broadway+Coff…. More high-speed film – adds grain, and masks blurriness. Still a lame photo, actually, but not quite as bad.
Modes of Transportation Number 6832 –
T-Max P3200 added grain. I always use Alien Skin Exposure 2 in its own layer, and sometimes change the opacity to allow a little bit of color to shine through. View On Black
The Chicago Gallery 1973 – TRI-X 400
Union Pacific is slowly (and I mean slowly!) rebuilding this over-pass.View On Black
State of Mind – TRI-X 400
underneath the Loop train track (at Quincy, or nearby)View Large On Black
Don’t recall ever using Agfa APX 100 film before, seems very fine grained. Again, let a small percentage of the underlying color to bleed through. Subtle effect though.
forgot which filter I used, but I’m guessing Ilford Delta 3200, based on the grain.
Plus-X 125 – used lots of rolls of this film.
WH Salisburn Since 1855 – Ilford HP5 400
toned in Alien Skin, sort of emulating the Ilford black and white film that could be color-processed like C-412 and had this brown tonality.
More 1049 Nostalgia – TRI-X 400
biked by my old apartment: corner of Cortez and Paulina. I rented the bottom floor (unfinished death trap that it was), something like 3500 sq. feet for $780.The neighborhood was slightly different in the mid-90s, but some structures are still there.
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