Saturday, June 12



This blog post is a bit different than I typically post, however, I wanted to create a reference for myself and other film lovers. This will be where I show test images from the different film stocks I have tried. I will list the lighting conditions and the post-process under each image for easy reference. I you like this post I will do more like them. 

35MM FILMS

COLOR NEGATIVE FILM

FILMSTOCK: Kodak Porta 400 -24 exp
LIGHTING: Strobe Flash Light - Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Lab Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF



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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Gold 200 -36 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Ambient Sun - Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Gold 200 -36 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Direct Sun - Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Gold 200 -36 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Ambient Sun - Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF

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FILMSTOCK: Kono Galaxy 200 -24 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light - Overcast- Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Lab scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF
( I do believe the lab tried to color correct these negatives, due to the "light leaks". I want to shoot another roll than I scan at home to be sure of the nature of this film)

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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -36 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Overcast - Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Lab Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -36 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Direct Sun - Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Lab Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF 



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120MM FILMS

COLOR NEGATIVE FILM

FILMSTOCK: Kodak Porta 160 -14 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Direct Sun- Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Mamiya M645 


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -14 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Direct Sun- Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Mamiya M645 


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -14 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Ambient Sun- Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Mamiya M645 


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -12 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light - Overcast- Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Lab scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Hasselblad 501 CM


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FILMSTOCK: Kodak Ektar 100 -12 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light - Overcast- Indoors
POST-PROCESS: C41, Epson V800 Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Hasselblad 501 CM


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35MM FILMS

BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVE FILM

FILMSTOCK: Ilford Delta 100 -24 exp
LIGHTING: Strobe Flash Light- Indoors
POST-PROCESS: Black & White Process, Lab Scan, Photoshop retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF


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FILMSTOCK: Ilford Delta 400 -24 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Direct Sun- Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: Black & White Process, Epson V800 Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Ricoh 500 RF


120MM FILMS

BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVE FILM

FILMSTOCK: Ilford Delta 100 -14 exp
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Overcast - Outdoors
POST-PROCESS: Black & White Process, Epson V800 Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Mamiya M645 


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FILMSTOCK: Washi W 25 -14 exp - Paper Film
LIGHTING: Natural Light- Ambient Light - Indoors
POST-PROCESS: Paper Developer Only, Epson V800 Scan, No retouch
CAMERA: Mamiya M645 






Wednesday, June 2


Situated on the top of a hill and surround by the most picturesque village you will see in Paris, you will find the Sacred Heart of Christ church, La Basilique du Sacré Cœur. It was built between 1875 and 1914 and served as one of the major churches in Paris for hundreds of years. To this day you can still find Mass being held inside walls. 

I woke up early to walk through the streets and up the steps of Sacré-Cœur and there are a lot of steps. There is a tram car located on the left-hand side of the church. (If you are facing it.) The church is free to enter but the tram car does cost the price of one Navigo trip to the top. 

Tours are available for a price and they allow access to other areas beyond the main church. But after entering the main sanctuary and seeing all of the beautiful stained glass windows, I opted to walk around the small surrounding village of Montmartre. 




La Basilique du Sacré Cœur: http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/

Wednesday, May 26

Paris finally reopened on May 19th, well partially reopened. So, naturally we expats made a long awaited trip to the Lourve. Although the new restricts prevented us from being able to buy food at any of the cafés or restaurants we split a Kinder bar and pushed through 4 hours to see much of what the museum had to offer. 

The first thing we rushed to see was the "Mona Lisa". It is a much smaller painting and I can check it off my bucket list. We had no wait to see her, as we arrived at 10am when the museum first openedd.

Due to Covid-19 the museum was virtually empty, especially when we moved past the lower levels and famous works of art. I would suggest that you pack snacks to eat in the designated areas of the museum. It is a lot to see and you will need a break to rest and refuel. 



























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By Kandice