Captured this summer on Delta 100 with a Minolta srt102 back, probably the rokkor 50/1.7 but possible the 35/2.8 rokkor w/ yellow or orange filter
I enjoy the process of film, the tactile experience...the whole kit and kaboodle if you will. I posted a blog on this a couple years ago so I will link here later to better explain myself. I prefer film and enjoy the process of 35mm photography. Film renders very differently than a linear digital file. Highlights build contrast where digital builds contrast in the shadows. I like grain (vs noise with digi sensors) and if I mind, I shoot tmx100 or can go up in formats. I develop at home, scan on a Kodak Pakon f135+ lab scanner. I can scan a whole roll in 3 minutes. In fact, my workflow is quicker with film!I sure like the scene and composition, although I might crop a bit off the top. I'm afraid I don't get the attraction of going through the hassle of film at this point though, but I never mastered B&W film and finally gave up to shoot only slides. How did you scan this? Make a print, or negative brought into PS? Is this a straight version without PS post? The contrast seems muted and there is a fair amount of grain, which my digital conditioned sensibilities balks at.
Don't get me wrong, I still shoot digital Just enjoy my hybrid process and much prefer traditional B&W vs. digital. But horse for courses and your right, shoot what makes you happy!Thanks for the links and explanation Jon. I do understand the enjoyment of the process, and of course to each their own way, whatever makes you happy. After a number of years using a color darkroom I was glad to leave the darkness and chemical stink behind when when digital printers came of age.