Camera: ca. 1993 Seagull 4A-103 TLR Camera
Film: Fomapan 200
Locale: Central Maryland
The gum had hardly set on the roll of Rollei Retro 80S that I had finished in the Seagull for the Film Fun Folio #10 feature, when I elected I wanted to feed the Seagull another roll of black and white. Impressed with some of the dramatic skies I had gotten from Fomapan 200, I wanted to try to put this film to use once again to try to maximize this tendency, and here are the results.
1 - Ellicott City, MD - f/3.5 1/300 - I started the winding process too soon in the Seagull, so the first exposure was not aligned with film, losing this one in the process.
2 - Ellicott City, MD - f/4 1/125 - Finally a result. Good tonality, and nice grain to start the roll off.
3 - Columbia, MD - f/8 1/125 - An overcast day looks every bit the part, though the details in the dark areas tends to get lost. The sky did as I had hoped.
4 - Columbia, MD - f/8 1/300 - Great dramatic sky in this image, but it is tough to discern a true black tone in this image. Perhaps a half stop of underexposure would have helped.
5 - Washington, DC - f/5.6 1/300 - I couldn't quite portray the look of the rising sun in the distance over the buildings, but still like the results from this image.
6 - Washington, DC - f/11 1/300 - A nice image of one of DC's most iconic structures, and quite suited for the medium of Fomapan 200. I waited several light cycles to hope for an empty street in the foreground but to no avail.
7 - Fulton, MD - f/16 1/125 - One of my favorite subjects that I passed near on my commute to work, this one renders extremely well on Fomapan.
8 - Silver Spring, MD - f/3.5 1/300 - Deliberately shot wide open, the result of trying to appear mired in the past is somewhat successful.
9 - Laurel, MD - f/11 1/300 - Pretty subjective with so much left in shadow, but I really like this one.
10 - Burtonsville, MD - f/5.6 1/300 - Taken the same day as the shots in Film Fun Folio #11, I love the rendering of this glowing scene in monochrome as well!
11 - Silver Spring, MD - f/11 1/300 - Contrasty but sharp and well toned.
12 - Silver Spring, MD - f/11 1/300 - MUCH better tonality than the shot on the same roll taken on Velvia 50. The overall result is ten times better.
Thoughts: Overall, a good roll, which clearly shows the usefulness of Fomapan 200 for a number of scenes. Looking forward to shooting this film a bit more once the blaze of Autumn color has subsided.