Shot in the Old Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Canon AE1 Program, Canon FD 50/1.4, Kodak TMax 100, Auto-tone enhancement in PS.
Very nice images. That film really lends itself to the scenes. Nice work.
Thank you for the compliment and also for the feedback, that reminds me to continuously re-evaluate my choices of medium.
But, to not mislead anybody, I had to specify that the pictures were post-processed with Image > Auto-tone in Photoshop. I’ve had to do that with B&W because regardless of which lab I use, they have been too purpl’ish. I plan on developing and scanning my own B&W soon..
I think we all have to do that when scanning from negative. The scanner just doesn’t seem to get that part right even when scanning from silver gelatin prints as we do we always have to tweak the tone. Glad you’re going to be developing your own B&W. Have a great weekend.
Have a great weekend too.
beautiful bw images. Excellent tones and urban documentation
Thanks. I particularly appreciate your comment on “urban documentation”. One of the reasons why I avoid post-processing and “cool” angles is that I prefer to seek the very difficult balance between creating an emotion and presenting information.
I really value and respect your ethos of making/documenting information through your images. Taking images in that light will make one think about composition in a different manner. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you very much. Your comments are very encouraging.
That first image, I bet it looks fabulous mounted in a window matt. I would be really pleased with that.
Thank you. I plan on doing just that 🙂
I love street photography, so real, so raw, so alive! Post processing can’t add the magic behind the lens Steve! I am a new fan and thanks for visiting my blog!!
Thank you Patricia for your appreciation of the real things.
I just love that you chose black and white for these images, it fits very well!
Have you got your scanner yet?
Yes, Thank you for asking Marie. I got my scanner but these images were developed and scanned over a month ago. I plan on using the scanner for the first time this weekend or next week. I’m waiting for a few rolls of films to come back from the lab first. I don’t have my development kit yet.
That’s great to hear, congrats! Good luck with it! 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Many thanks for the ‘likes’ on my blog, first because it brought me to yours (not only great images here but someone who names camera, lens and film! (only thing missing is developer but maybe you’ll be giving that in the future). Second because before I got your notification I had spent quite a while looking at the Triton Lite theme – it seemed to offer much of I wanted as I’ve never been happy with the ‘Vintage Camera’ theme I use at the moment but didn’t seem to offer widgets and some other things I wanted. Your blog shows that it does. So, when I’ve a bit of time I’ll be changing to it. So many thanks for that. I’ll be following you and really look forward to having a longer browse through your great blog. By the way, I find scanning a nightmare!
I scan my pictures with a Plustek 8200i that works like a charm but for that, I had to register the software during installation and then get the latest update from their site. I am still sending my rolls of film to Dwayne’s Photo, the lab that developed the last roll of Kodachrome, shot by Steve McCurry. Their cheap prices and good work is delaying the moment when I start developing my pictures again. At that point, there should be another round of improvements but in the meantime, I’m taking a lot of notes for different brands of film and their ISO.
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