5 Frames - Moody

  • Where: Near a Lake in Bavaria
  • Camera: Nikon 35TI
  • Lens: Nikkor 35mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160 NC (expired)
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

All frames were shot with the Nikon 35 TI on a moody day a few weeks after I came back from a trip to New York. There were a lot of issues with pictures that I had taken in New York and I was unsure what to attribute those issues to. Thus, I took the Nikon 35 TI for a walk to ensure the issue was not with the camera itself.


5 Frames - Snow Day

  • Where: A Lake in Bavaria
  • Camera: Nikon F2
  • Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Film: Kodak Double X
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

The first day with a decent amount of snow at the end of 2023. I took the new-to-me Nikon F2 out for a second test run to finally finish the roll of Kodak Double X. I love the look of pristine snow surfaces and stumbling my way through knee-deep blankets of snow. A blissfully, sunny day.


5 Frames - Alpsee The Third

  • Where: Alpsee, Hohenschwangau
  • Camera: Hasselblad 503cx
  • Lens: Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Reflx Lab 500T (re-spooled 65mm Kodak Vision 3 5219 motion picture film)
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

The last set of images from the autumn walk around Lake Alpsee. This time I scanned them with the Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 instead of the Howtek D4500. Scanning with the Nikon scanner was the first thing that I did, but I quickly noticed that the sprocket holes on the negatives suffer from halation when scanned that way. Thus, you can see some orange cast toward the edges of the images.


7 Frames - Alpsee - The Return Of The Alp

  • Where: Alpsee, Hohenschwangau
  • Camera: Hasselblad 503cx
  • Lens: Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Reflx Lab 500T (re-spooled 65mm Kodak Vision 3 5219 motion picture film)
  • Scan: Howtek D4500 (wet mounted)

Another set of frames from a walk around the Alpsee. As the frames progress, so does the weather. The cover image is rainy, while the third image is covered in a thin blanket of snow. In the end, it is raining again. I developed the motion picture film in C41 chemicals (as opposed to the recommended ECN2 process) and scanned the images on my Howtek D4500 drum scanner. 


5 Frames - Alpsee

  • Where: Alpsee, Hohenschwangau
  • Camera: Hasselblad 503cx
  • Lens: Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Reflx Lab 500T (re-spooled 65mm Kodak Vision 3 5219 motion picture film)
  • Scan: Howtek D4500

Some frames from a walk around the Alpsee at the end of 2023 right around the time it started to transition from rain to snow. The tungsten-balanced film and its blue tint work nicely with the foggy and rainy weather. I developed the motion picture film in C41 chemicals (as opposed to the recommended ECN2 process) and scanned the images on my Howtek D4500 drum scanner. This was the first time I got the development correct and I was delighted when I got the scanned results from the drum scanner. The images turned out better than I expected.


7 Frames - Hellabrunn

  • Where: Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich
  • Camera: Mamiya Press Super 23
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor 100mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

These are images from one roll of Kodak Ektar 100 and two rolls of Kodak Portra 160, taken on a trip to Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich. With the 6 cm by 9 cm image size that I get out of the Mamiya Press Super 23, the 100mm lens is far from a zoom lens, roughly around a 43mm lens on 35mm film cameras. It’s not ideal for subjects a bit further away, as they usually tend to be in a zoo. The relatively slow f/2.8 with 100 to 160 ISO film made it hard to get a decent picture of a tiger that paced along the edge of his little island. All I got was a tiger-shaped orange blob.


7 Frames - Partnachklamm

  • Where: Partnachklamm (Partnachgorge), Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
  • Film: Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

These are images from one roll of Kodak Ektar 100 and two rolls of Kodak Portra 160, taken on a trip to the Partnachklamm near Garmisch-Partenkirchen during winter time one year ago.


7 Frames - Olympiapark The Second

  • Where: Olympiapark
  • Camera: Nikon F3 Titan
  • Lens: Leica Summicron-R 90mm f/2.0
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160 NC (expired)
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

The second roll from exploring the Olympiapark in Munich (first roll see here). Sometimes it is really hard to cull the images from one roll down to the target of 5 frames. Given that this is my blog, I am free to bend the rules as much as I want. So here are 7 frames that I really liked from that trip.


5 Frames - Olympiapark

  • Where: Olympiapark
  • Camera: Nikon F3 Titan
  • Lens: Leica Summicron-R 90mm f/2.0
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160 NC (expired)
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

Winter, about a year ago. I spent some time exploring the Olympiapark in Munich, as I had not done so all the time I have been living “nearby”. At least not as thoroughly as on this walk. A few days before, I had picked up a Leica Summicron-R 90mm lens that had been converted to Nikon F mount. Thus, I took the opportunity to give it a run for its money. My Film fridge still had a couple of rolls of expired (but still quite usable) Kodak Portra 160 NC (neutral color, I guess) in it, ideal to be used as test rolls. This is the first of two rolls from that walk, and I am quite happy with the overall results. There were enough decent shots that I could take the opportunity and pick some that have a similar color palette.


6 Frames - Tutzing

  • Where: Tutzing
  • Camera: Pentax 67 MLU
  • Lens: SMC Takumar 105mm f/2.4
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160
  • Scan: Nikon Super Coolscan 9000

Images from a short visit to the town of Tuzing at Lake Starnberg. I brought the then new to me Pentax 67 with the first lens I got for it, the excellent SMC Takumar 105mm f/2.4, and two rolls of Kodak Potra 160. All pictures have been taken on a walk along the lake shore.

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