April 1, 2021
I was initially disappointed with these images. I’m not sure I got the exposure right for most of them. However, the longer I looked at them and compared them to similar exposures from other photographers, I think they’re pretty good for a total film neophyte. I missed the focus on a couple, but not terribly. I know it will take me some time before I’m comfortable with setting the shutter—I have been crippled with decades of aperture exposure—but I’m off to a promising start. They pretty much show why I got this camera: that beautiful medium-format look with the isolated subject and wonderful depth.
These first two are taken with the Pentax 67 📷 wearing the Takumar 2.4/105 on Kodak Portra 400 🎞. They have that pastel cast, like this film does when overexposed. The highlights on the white car seem a bit bright, so I may have to tone it down on the overexposure in the future.
These are with the P67 and Kodak Ektar 100 🎞. The colors are a bit richer, maybe more to my liking. I love the one of Henry sitting in the driveway—I think I nailed the exposure and focus. The highlights seem a bit blown out on the other shot.
I’m writing this entry on April 23, about a week after receiving the scans from Indie Film Lab. I think that’s how I will post images: closer to the day I took them rather than the day they were processed. I’ll see how that works.