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Tri-X posted by rannestad May 20, 2010 10:08PM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Recently I have re-entered the world of chemical photography. Started out soft with some rolls of 35mm 400 iso Tri-X. Bought a second hand Canon 50E for almost nothing and did a lot of images. A lot of images were great, but of the LB images this is my favorite so far. It's my nephew. Scanned with a dedicated 35mm film scanner and toned digitally in lightroom.

People ask me why I started film photography again. The answer is quite simple: "I don't know why, but I just like the look of it".

For 35mm imagery I love the grain and contrast of the Tri-X. I have a Tmax in the camera now, and I am curious to see how that works.

BTW. I have ordered a book on the subject of cyanotypes. I am only thinking about that now. Dreaming of it in the night. Hope to make some great cyanotypes in the near future. May be based on som lb images made on Tri-x. Would be awesome!

Have a nice weekend.


My website: [www.fotoaalborg.dk]
Blog (English): [www.retrofoto.dk]
Re: Tri-X posted by jbrunjes May 20, 2010 11:01PM reply | quote
posted by jbrunjes

I totally agree with you about film. I went back to shooting film last year and when asked why I can only say "I like the look of film." I think it especially looks good with LB shots. Digital noise is ugly but grain can be beautiful. I also think it has slowed me down a bit. Knowing I am paying for each shot forces me to take more time to compose my shots.
Re: Tri-X posted by RichB May 20, 2010 11:21PM reply | quote
posted by RichB


I can see why that shot is a favorite of yours -- wonderful!

Re: Tri-X posted by TG-J (Admin) May 21, 2010 12:36AM reply | quote
posted by TG-J

Lovely Bjorn, I know when I used Tmax back in the eighties it was flat & horrible to print but scan who knows? Get yourself a 5x4 field camera & shoot TriX & then you'll really see how much digital B&W falls short. But you must admit nothing beats digital for that instant fix.tony
Re: Tri-X posted by oliver tudoras May 21, 2010 01:43AM reply | quote
posted by oliver tudoras

works for me

excellent work

happy weekend



"some people make the world special just by being in it "
Re: Tri-X posted by Halima67 May 21, 2010 06:02AM reply | quote
posted by Halima67

Welcome back to the fold! It is indeed a great photo. Looking forward to see your cyanotype photos.

Re: Tri-X posted by juznobsrvr May 21, 2010 09:22AM reply | quote
posted by juznobsrvr

bjorn, this is a great image...

same here... got back to film late last year and loving the work flow and the results-- even as i'm still a noob in photography i can tell the difference in the results... cheers


rob castro

website = [www.justanobserver.com]

blog = [www.juzno.com]
Re: Tri-X posted by igorsv May 21, 2010 10:40PM reply | quote
posted by igorsv

Great result, nicely came up. Good luck with your new passion.

Re: Tri-X posted by rannestad May 22, 2010 04:19PM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Thank you for all your feedback. Glad you liked it. I have a couple images more which I may upload when possible.

Regarding the cyanotype: I have ordered the chemicals and I am now ready to start experimenting. It's going to be fun!

My website: [www.fotoaalborg.dk]
Blog (English): [www.retrofoto.dk]
Re: Tri-X posted by rannestad May 25, 2010 06:14AM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Here are some more images made on film. Some are Ilford FP4 plus. I think I like the tri-x better (when scanned). The images are of my daughter and her cousin.

Very little de-dusting, de-scratching is made. I have realized that dust and scratches has to be a part of working with film.

My website: [www.fotoaalborg.dk]
Blog (English): [www.retrofoto.dk]
Re: Tri-X posted by MelBrackstone May 25, 2010 08:13AM reply | quote
posted by MelBrackstone

What beautiful images! Looks great Bjorn!

Mel :) In sunny Brisbane, Australia
Re: Tri-X posted by rannestad May 26, 2010 03:24AM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Thank you Mel. Hope everything is going fine down under.

My website: [www.fotoaalborg.dk]
Blog (English): [www.retrofoto.dk]
Re: Tri-X posted by kmac May 26, 2010 05:46AM reply | quote
posted by kmac

some beautiful images - I love the look of film.
Re: Tri-X posted by altprocess May 30, 2010 10:07AM reply | quote
posted by altprocess

I guess I'm the odd one out here--I prefer TMAX to TriX. Shot a dog show a few years back with 3200 ISO printed on 20x16 Ilford VC pearl with nice chunky grain and loved it. It scans okay, too. My only issue was that it tends to curl more than other films--might just be me though. Fuji serves my purposes now since I shoot more with Holgas and Dianas. I think that's what attracted me to the lensbaby. Sorry about the rambling--I love film too.
Re: Tri-X posted by SKF May 30, 2010 09:33PM reply | quote
posted by SKF

Hey Bjorn,
Great images of the little ones,

Re: Tri-X posted by rannestad May 31, 2010 02:44AM reply | quote
posted by rannestad

Thank you. Great input from altprocess. I have a Tmax in the camera right now. Looking forward to developing the film.


My website: [www.fotoaalborg.dk]
Blog (English): [www.retrofoto.dk]

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