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black and white and grain all over.

22 Feb 2013



Do you see what I see?  Yeah — a shit ton of grain.  This is what happens when you don’t do a test roll of previously unexplored film (Kodak T-Max 3200) on an mostly untested new camera (Contax T2), but decide to bring 5 rolls of said film to Tokyo anyway.  There’s a chance that this was the result of a terrible lab screwup, developing-wise, but at this point, I’m just throwing up my hands in frustration.  Then again, these are the risks you take with film, so I guess I probably ought to be happy that they came out at all.  But no, I’m still pissed, mostly at myself.  Ah well.

But if you manage to see past the grain, you’ll hopefully spy some decent captures here and there.


Also, if anyone has experienced Aquarium Dining, please do let me know.






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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 22 Feb 2013 5:51 pm

    Hi. Did you use a polarizing filter when shooting with the 3200 speed film? I think the photos will be grainy no matter what, but I’ve found the filter to be really helpful for getting a good exposure. Good luck!

  2. 23 Feb 2013 4:56 am

    Are you kidding me? The grain added a sense of beauty to the picture… its not what you were looking for, but there definitely is a certain creative aspect to it.

  3. Paul permalink
    10 Feb 2015 5:50 pm

    Grain aside, these are well composed and they work as a mini narrative. Plus, from one film shooter to another, doesn’t grain add a little bit of depth and character. Let’s call it “mysterious”!

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