A cheap roll of Kodak Gold 200 – Shot with the Leica M6

Last weekend I started a nice little photowalk with a friend who wanted to dive a little bit deeper into photography in general. We checked out the not so crowded part of the harbourside here in Hamburg which gave us more space to think about framing, lightning and also providing us some nice quite sceneries to capture 🙂

Time enough to test out the new old Leica M6 which I freshly bought. This time I went for colour-Film which is not really common for me 😉 But the results came out pretty nice. Check them out if you want…
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In love with Kodak Tri-X + D-76


Feeling at home with Kodak Tri-X @ISO 400 + Kodak D76 🙂
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 🙂

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

Street Musician Hamburg

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Street Musician in Hamburg – probably captured with the Pentax Spotmatic SPII on Kodak Tri-X @ ISO 400. Home-Developed in Rodinal/Adonal.

I love the scene for the musician and the girl on the left looking like they would interact with each other soon. I can’t remember if they really did…

Some quiet scenes on Kodak Tri-X

Finally found the time to have a look at some older negatives I shot with the Leica M6 TTL on Kodak Tri-X @400 ASA.
Again they are all developed in Adonal/Rodinal which gives me a pretty rough & grainy look. Actually I find them to be a bit too grainy at all. That’s why I orderes some of the classic Kodak D-76-Developer to give it a try on my next two rolls of Tri-X. Searching for the “ultimate classic look” I was told this is the combination to go for.

I paired 4 shots which kind of perfectly fit together as they show some quite urban still life with a lot of organic film-grain 🙂

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Photowalk with Leica M6 & Voigtländer Vitomatic IIA + Vivitar 35EE

Had an awesome photowalk with my brother & my girlfriend at my long weekend. We were all shooting on film with the Leica M6 TTL, Voigtländer Vitomatic IIA equipped with the nice color skopar 50mm f/2.8-lens and the Vivitar 35EE which I wrote a blogpost about a while ago! You can check it out HERE.

All the shots you can see here are shot with the M6 + the Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tri-X @400 ASA.

I think I will write a second blogpost about the Vitomatic IIA since this one blew our minds with some awesome results. We didn’t had an external lightmeter with us so we just used the measurements from the M6 as this one is a metered camera.

We just walked around the neighbourhoods as we can find some nice sceneries here in Hamburg Altona 🙂

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