Febuary 18th was a busy day. After photographing Whitney in the morning, having lunch with my wife and father-in-law, I drove off to meet Sylvia and her friend Corey in Winter Park, FL. We met at 3 PM in Mead Botanical Garden.
It was a sunny day and the sun was intense. So I decided to start with the Cinestil 50D since it is daylight balanced. I had high hopes for this film but the results disappointed me. The images had a dull yellow tone to them and I had to correct color significantly. I shot the rest with Ilford FP4 before switching to Fujifilm Pro400H when the sun got lower in the horizon. I shot a total of 4 rolls with Sylvia and Corey — the most we could shoot before losing light.
I shot all images that afternoon with the Mamiya C220. I particularly like how the otherwise desaturated Fuji Pro400H gave warm yellow tones (images of Sylvia against the stone wall). The jury is still out between FP4 over Delta100: both films are wonderful. I must admit that I had to crop and edit these images a bit more than I like to do. Maybe the long day interfered with my photographic sense.
Nevertheless, shooting with film continues to offer pleasant surprises.
"Sylvia" and "Corey" are pseudonyms.