Friday, January 19, 2007

SPECIALTY FILM FRIDAYS -- Why Tri-X Always Stays in One of my Cameras

19 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Dynax 9
Film - Kodak Tri-X
Shutter Speed - 1/125
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm zoom lens @ 35mm lens
#25 Red Filter
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

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Almost as good as the print, this shot shows why Tri-X still stands as one of the best b&w films out there. I took many shots of this place, but just this one in b&w. I might post the color shots on Tuesday.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

So retro...I love it! My aunt had a farm and she had her own gas pump which was just like that minus the Esso sign.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Still said...

Wow ! This is really an old pump. Interesting work on the black and light .

10:53 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

I love the shot Micki.....great old pump, terrific sign, I like everything about it. Phil

10:58 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Ya know, that's a perfect scene for a good black and white shot. Very nicely done!

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Cool BW Micki. I love old gas stations.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous bob said...

Tri-X and I were born at the same time :-) Actually, not really -- I'm not THAT old -- but man is it nice film -- and this is a great example of why --- I just love Tri-X -- it's the first b&w film I used -- and I have a drawer full of it --

GREAT IMAGE!! very nicely done...

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Great B&W picture. The contrast is perfect. As you probably know, I love Tri-X.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Excellent, Micki. Perfect for B&W.

12:57 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

clear and well toned, excellent bw...

1:10 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Great b&w shot. I like the sharpness of the photo.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

With the antique service station stuff, the B&W is perfect. Nice shot! Think I'll load up the 700si with Tri-X.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

You know This shot was perfect for b&w.

Makes me think of Mayberry LOL but with htat old gas pump in there, I screams I should be B&W :-)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous paul said...

That is fantastic! I just got my 6 rolls of Tri-X from Adorama. As soon as I replace the light seals on my 'new' Olympus 35 RC, I'm hitting the streets! I also plan to develop 4 rolls of 120 film. Gosh! I feel like I'm 20 again, which is when I was doing all of this stuff in the first place!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Not too many of these old pumps (and even the old Esso sign!) survive, what a grand find. I used to bulk load Tri-X for my old Yashica rangefinder. But I'll say I never mastered the processing of the film.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

The tones of history faithfully recorded here. How nostalgic these (not really so) old gadgets and sign-writings are.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous H.O said...

GOOD and RICH picture Micki!! :-) good morning,I just wake up :D
Very nice one I love it this b&w image and me too love the Try-X :-)

12:25 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

I thought 'Mayberry' as well when first viewing this - great vintage-quality shot on such a versatile stock. Viva Tri-X!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

That is mighty nice. I'll have to give it a go again and snap my fixation with the Kodak BW400CN.

10:10 PM  

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