A couple of more photos from the Midsummer’s Day trip to Koiteli, a natural park/rapids near Oulu. The photos were taken with Yashica Mat EM, a medium format TLR camera, on Kodak Portra 400VC film.
Development notes: I developed six rolls of color film in the same session. The chemicals were already quite old (mixed back in mid April) and this was roll number 11 or something. Developed with Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals. Color developer time 3:45, bleach 4:30, fixer 5:00 and stab 1:30.
On Easter Sunday we stopped by another beach here in Oulu. The weather was perfect. The sun was shining and the sky was truly blue. The nature has not woken up properly just yet but it didn’t stop me from taking a few photos with my Yashica TLR. This time I had loaded the camera with Kodak Ektar 100 which I shot without any additional filters.
By the way, I have not ever gotten this bright and strong colors with Ektar before. If I can do it again, it’ll be my favorite color film this summer, without a doubt. The contrast is super! If you’re interested… I scanned the frames in Silverfast SE and didn’t use the Ektar specific Negafix profile. I used the other/standard profile and the results can be seen below.
Development notes: Kodak Ektar 100 was shot at box speed and developed with Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals in 38°C. It was the roll #7 with the same batch of chemicals so the color developer time had to be extended to 3:30. Normal bleach 4:00, fix 5:00 and stab 1:30.
Another roll of film I shot on Easter Saturday was Fuji Reala 100. These too were taken with Yashica Mat EM. See also the Fuji Pro 400H photos. The first two were taken without any ND filters. The other three were taken through NDx400 and NDx16 filters which together decrease the light by 13 stops.
(That’s thirteen stops! Meter 1/100 seconds at ISO 100. Put on NDx400 and NDx16 and you’ll have to use 128-second shutter speed + reciprocity failure compensation to get a good exposure.)
Reala handles longer exposures quite well. You don’t even have to compensate the reciprocity failure until you use 15-30-second exposures, and even then it’s just 1/3 stops. Actually even 60-second exposures would be bearable as the film requires only 2/3-stop compensation.
Development notes: Fuji Reala 100 was shot at box speed and developed with Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals in 38°C. It was the roll #5 with the batch of chemicals so the color developer time was extended to 3:30. Bleaching took 4:00, fixing 5:00 and stabilizing 1:30.