Sept. 19 The Eastern Side of My Neighborhood with Some Ilford HP5 Plus Pushed to 1600

Yesterday was another smoky/hazy day with a strange flat light, but I was determined to get a few shots of the neighborhood.

I’ve never had amazing luck with Ilford’s HP5 Plus (400) but I recently saw some beautiful shots on Jim Grey’s Down the Road blog (a blog which I love, I also enjoy his books a lot, but that’s another article I think) where Jim pushed HP5 Plus to 1600. I have to say, I was a bit inspired by the contrast and beautiful tonality in Jim’s shots. I pushed this roll to 1600 and used a No. 21 Orange filter. I’m afraid that none of these shots came out to be amazing in any way, but I am seeing the potential in pushing this film now. In retrospect, I suppose a couple of these have a nice tonality to them. I’m working on it.

These were shot with my Canon IVSb2 and Voigtlander 21mm and developed in a fresh batch of Cinestill Df96 monobath. I was going to use Artemisianol, but I’ve never push developed with it yet, next time maybe?

School Tree

Bank Building


Chain Link

Smoke Sun Tree

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