Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Urban Oasis Part Two

What amazed me with my Asahi Pentax KX (not to be confused with the more recent k-x crop sensor DSLR) was how nicely it metered with colour film. I decided to try out a roll of Cinestill 50 which was shot partly in late afternoon sun and the following morning with muggy overcast skies. This film loves bright sunshine and gives you a warm almost retro look to it. Overcast skies is a different matter, I really like what I got, the colour palette became more subdued which is fine. What's cool with this particular film, it is essentially Kodak Vision 50D motion picture stock with the rem-jet layer removed. This is the same motion picture film loved by Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams for their daylight shots in Hateful Eight and Star Wars, The Force Awakens.

The downside with Cinestill 50D is cost, in Canadian dollars you're looking at about $15 per roll and some C-41 film labs might get a little spooked seeing this for the first time. Outside of that choose your projects carefully and have a blast.


Camera: Asahi Pentax KX, SMC Pentax-M 50 f1.4, SMC Pentax K 28 f3.5 lenses.
Film: Cinestill 50D 

Late Afternoon at Woodbine Beach_

Shift is over for the Lifeguards_

Beaches Icon_

Balmy Beach Clubhouse_

Eastern Boardwalk on a Sunday Morning_

A Quiet Spot to Think

Eastern Beach Palace Two_
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