#365 is Dead, Long Life 1PAD by J.Z.

I throw in the towel on 365.

With work and family, can't do it any longer, not even under the flexible rules I made for this project. Taking a picture and posting it, these two days grew further and further apart. Editing and posting at the end of a long day - yes, no problem. Better than telly. Taking decent images - no. I have the greatest respect for people who make this work. It didn't work out for me.

Going forward:

  • I'll keep the daily posting routine and will only include pictures on film but will select the images freely from the past few weeks.
  • I'll go back to adding info on hardware and film, as much to my surprise, some people were asking.
  • "365" has so many undertones that clearly don't apply here. I changed the category to 1PAD: 1 Picture A Day.

Kronberg Mini Project [Analog]: Contrasts, Shot with Contax G2 on JCH Street Pan 400 by J.Z.

JCH Street Pan 400 shot at box speed with Contax G2, Biogon 28mm f/2.8 and Sonnar 90mm f/2.8, some with yellow filter. Developed and scanned by filmdev.co.uk.

1st time with Street Pan, in 135 format (120 does not seem to be available in Europe). With €9.50 a bit pricey. I like it and don't like it. Grain and sharpness are good. The atmosphere is almost surreal, which is OK for me. Deep shadows drop dead, which is also OK. Highlights burn out easily, although one would think that good highlights are the hallmark of analog. Also, I like it and don't like it how it renders colors. Look at the cranes, which are red: Here, almost white. Greens go dark wherever they are, and a yellow filter was enough to turn the sky almost black. All in all, definitely a great film, if only for the contrasty effect.