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Shot on film: Kodak Tmax T400CN | Plaubel Makina 67 | Nikkor 80/2.8

The city was quiet on Christmas day. I had the day off, and we went around town trying to find things to shoot. Mr. Blue Sky has retired for the season, and all we see are thick black clouds.

Kodak T400CN

Camera settings for the session: Internal light meter determined rough exposure. All were shot at 1/60s at f/4. The film base ISO is 400, but it expired for 20 years. I was not sure if compensation was needed. I went halfway and added a stop of overexposure by shooting at ISO 200.

The city was dead. I took the MAX to Providence Park, and the only thing I saw were hundreds of pigeons. They were not even doing anything, just chilling and sleeping? Unsure, I was not trying to figure out what they were up to.

Providence Park

We headed over to the east side near the Woodlawn area, and found a basketball court with 4 rims – I don’t understand how that works.

Woodlawn City Park

We ordered some Botto’s BBQ to go. I really like their BBQ, it is becoming my favorite BBQ in the city. Nearby are some shops, each have its own characteristics and charm.

Wood at Botto’s BBQ
Botto’s BBQ
Edelweiss Sausage & Delicatessen
Aladdin Theater

I found this roll of TMax T400CN from a batch of expired film. The CN means that it is processed via the universal color negative C-41 rather than complicated black and white (BW) development chemistry. It was replaced by Kodak BW400CN, both are direct competitors to Ilford XP2 Super. Unfortunately, Kodak discontinued both of these products, which means there is no easy way to develop Kodak BW film. On the other hand, though, I felt like these photos looked fine, but not what I was looking for. I want that crunch, and these looks flat. Blame it on the weather, I guess.

Brooklyn Drugs

Date: Dec 27th, 2023.
Issue 87. Volume 14. Chapter 6. MA204_P67

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