UltraMax 400 shot at ISO 1600 and pre-flashed in Rodinal
I hesitate to call it a roll, because it’s mostly dog…but I guess you take what you can get.
UltraMax 400 pushed to ISO 800. This roll expired in 2016, and probably wanted to be shot at base ISO. Quite a few left of this vintage…
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).
So here’s the thing:
I am not loving this Portra indoors, and in the dark. It really does not like mixed lighting, and colour-correcting some of it is close to impossible.
Second, I wonder whether I am trying too hard as a result. I may have to let this project lie for a while, until photographing outdoors is again a possibility.
Third: I think I am actually mostly a B&W photographer.
Finally, I debated whether or not I should post the last two converted to B&W (it is, after all, a “hundred rolls of Portra” thingy…) but it IS what I would do if I was just normally shooting it, so converted they shall be. I just couldn’t colour-correct them to the point that I was satisfied with the images, and I do think they are much stronger in B&W.
So there you have it.
(Oh yeah…and this is pushed to ISO 800, and pre-flashed in Rodinal for 8 minutes).