Thought film was dead? Think again. I dropped off some 4x5 large format negatives from my Crown Graphic press camera to be developed this morning. This led me to take a look at some of my previous rolls of film and figured I'd post some of my favorite medium format shots from over the years.
Starting a bit more recent, November in Dallas, Texas.
Back to Bloomington, Indiana for this one. Such a beautiful place in the autumn months. September of 2014.
Going back a little further now, August of 2014 to New Jersey.
Going back quite a ways for this next one, but I always keep coming back to this photo. Lots of good memories there, and I always thought that tree was awesome. It's a shame they cut it down. October 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Obviously I favor two films, Kodak T-Max 400, and Kodak Ektar 100. Both films have such great detail and very nice grain patterns. The tones from T-Max are wonderful, and the colors from Ektar are beautiful, albeit sometimes a bit interesting. I do branch out however and shoot Kodak Portra occasionally, and I'll throw in some Fuji Velvia as well, but I always come back to T-Max and Ektar.
Well, that's about it. Can't wait to see how the 4x5 turns out. As you can see a wide range of cameras spanning a couple decades, the oldest being the 1933 Rolleiflex Standard TLR. It's pretty amazing that it still works, and the character from the old Zeiss optics are amazing. The next oldest being the 1954 Hasselblad 1000F which also uses old Zeiss optics. The newest from this set being the 1971 Norita 66. All 3 cameras yield the same 6x6 size negative, but handle very differently. All of them though are a joy to shoot.