Black and White Photography
I have recently been playing around with some black and white photography.
Earlier this week I loaded my camera with some Agfa Scala and pushed it two
stops to iso 800. I headed out with my spotmeter and my two fastest lenses
(a 50mm f1.4 and a 100mm f2.0)to try and capture some night scenes around
I played around with the spot meter checking and rechecking exposure on
almost every shot, and every time it seemed the best exposure would be 1/30 at
f2.0. I let the camera's automatic exposure try a few shots, but when I got my
film back from the lab the spot meter had usually been right.
I got some really good pictures, but I can only present a couple of them
here because my scanner doesn't like the dark tones of most of the pictures.
Here are the few shots which scanned ok.
This first image is of the Eaton Centre
The second image is a mighty steel pillar, or maybe
it is just a steel barrier meant to keep vehicles out of a back alley
The final image is of a shirt in a store window
Feb 1, 2002
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