Tag: Kentmere 100

Heart of the Pine

Today I am going to break the silence of the Silent 365 project.  I’m a bit behind, but I’ll tell you why.

I have been working for hours on managing the software quirks for the Pakon 135 scanner I use for 35mm film.  I finally have it working where I can do color negative film, positive / slide film, C-41 black and white, and genuine black and white.  Post processing is done primarily in Lightroom and On1 Photo Raw.  It’s a good feeling that I can scan my film in a good scanner which produces better results than a flat bed.

Ah, the benefits of retirement!  Time to solve problems and stay focused on them for a long time!

Leaves or Petals?

I’ve been a bit off the grid for the last few weeks, focusing a bit on some other things rather than photography.  I actually never thought I would miss out on looking at my photos and taking them – but I do!  I guess I do like photography more than I thought!

These are – I think – bougainvillea flowers, but as they were shot on Kentmere 100 awhile ago, I don’t remember.  Taken with a Nikon FM2n, an Elicar 55mm f2.8 manual-focus macro lens, and, obviously, B&W film.  Another surprise is that I really like the quality of image with the Kentmere.  Ya learn something new every day.

Fallen

Fallen

Another image from the roaming of a year ago.  I put off developing the images because I thought I would do it – that is, developing my own black and white.  I found I like the sense of accomplishment – but I don’t like the stress – of home developing.  So, I had them done in a lab which accommodates each type of film.

Kentmere seems to be a pretty nice film, and it is reasonably priced.  I have more true b&w I want to use and process, such as Ilford Delta 100 and Fuji Acros 100.