This is Okay

…We’re all…okay.


But I’ve been up to no good:


The Portra 400 is all gone.


Truth is…I really don’t like Portra 400.

It’s finicky to develop, and price-wise, I have never been all that “wowed”.

I found a case of it, and thought the “100 rolls” project would be a good photographic goal…

But I think I’m happier shooting Agfa, Superia, and UltraMax.


In any case, the show must go on…

As a result, the project will now be “100 Rolls of Colour”

(Oh, and This is Superia 400 pushed to ISO 800, and Pre-flashed in Rodinal).

6 thoughts on “This is Okay

  1. Karim Ghantous says:

    I love the look of this film. It’s just as well that Fuji still makes it – though who knows how long that will last.

    Terrific photos, particularly the first. She gives you a new expression every time. πŸ™‚

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Karim…the title was supposed to go with the fact that she was pretty much spazzing out…not really okay at that moment.


  2. mikeyjive says:

    I agree – Portra seems tricky in indoor lighting situations. Even with lighting that isn’t “mixed”, but still less than ideal, it still seems to struggle in the shadows sometimes with color-casts. I’ve been trying to make it work as well but can’t help but give the nod to Fuji 400H as the better film. Quality-wise, it seems that 400H is about 9.99 out of ten and Portra as about 7.49 out of ten. Coincidentally, that also happens to be the prices for each roll. ; )

    • mewanchuk says:


      Funny enough, I don’t really count myself among the fans of 400H either…though in fairness, I have seen some beautiful wedding stuff done with it. Definitely pricey stuff…I’ll take Superia any day for the cost.

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