Prague Underground

On my recent trip to Prague I especially enjoyed the nice Metro-Stations!

They seem to provide the perfect ground for black and white photography with all those clean and streamlined architecture in it.

They also give me a space to create minimalistic street shots and the challenge to blend those busy strangers into the environment.

With this Blog-Post I want to share some of my favorite “Underground-Shots” from Prague πŸ™‚

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Portrait on Kodak Tri-X

 

Made this shot at work after totally geeking out about M42-Lenses πŸ˜€
This is a pretty good example of what these lenses can do! Super sharp and crisp images. It shows my buddy Hendrin –> You can check out his photography on his Blog right HERE.

Shot with the classic Pentax Spotmatic SPII + the Asahi Super Takumar 55mm f1.8, loaded with Kodak Tri-X, rated at ISO 400 and finally homedeveloped in Kodak D76.

In love with Kodak Tri-X + D-76

 

Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 πŸ™‚
The look gets in a direction where I want it to be!

It took me about 14 rolls of film to say that. Mostly Tri-X, some Ilford HP5-experiments and the tough decission between Rodinal and D-76.

Though I’m definitely a grain-lover Rodinal just gave me a way to hefty grain-structure with a loss of detail. Now that I tried to slightly overexpose my frames D-76 gives me a fine but still visible ultra classy grain-structure πŸ™‚

Enough of experimenting! I can finally start to put more detailled work into the Tri-X + D-76-Process πŸ™‚

Overexposing is not a crime!

I should complete the sentence by saying “Overexposing is not a crime … when you shoot film!” πŸ˜‰

On the last weekend I could finally fully expose my two test-rolls of massive Kodak Tri-X-Overexposing. Okay: “Massive” maybe a bitΒ exaggerated as I’m a coward and started by doing a full stop overexposing after mostly measuring the shadows.

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