First roll of color film

Pachuco on the Porch with Mums

Pachuco on the Porch with Mums

Once I started shooting film again with my 40+ year old Nikkormat camera I realized something — for all of the years I actively used the camera, I was only shooting black and white. I was shooting black and white because I was shooting for newspapers.

At some point, somewhere I read that one of the advantages of film is that film is inherently sharper (all things considered) than digital.

So a couple of weeks ago I purchased a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 film, 36 exposures, and whenever possible, made pictures with the Nikkormat.

Here are the results — 15 publishable photos.

I do think they are sharper than what I’ve been able to get with digital, though at the resolutions possible through a web browser, that may not be obvious.

I certainly love the tone and warmth of the colors.

From here, with winter coming on especially, I’ll probably be shooting black and white for a while.

My wish is that I could afford to buy another or two (or find at a really good price) Nikon film cameras, so I can load both black and white and color film (one in each camera) and use the appropriate option for the appropriate shot. Some day.

Yellow leaves at the base of a tree

Yellow leaves at the base of a tree

Fall Leaves on a Mossy Tree

Fall Leaves on a Mossy Tree

Fall Trees in Centenial Park, Batavia, NY

Fall Trees in Centenial Park, Batavia, NY

Fall Leaves, Blue Sky, Centennial Park, Batavia, NY

Fall Leaves, Blue Sky, Centennial Park, Batavia, NY

Tree Branch, Morning Sun

Tree Branch, Morning Sun

Frosted Berries

Frosted Berries

Frosted Green Leaves

Frosted Green Leaves

Frosted Red Leaves

Frosted Red Leaves

Milkweed

Milkweed

Metal Pink Flamingo

Metal Pink Flamingo

Metal Bird House

Metal Bird House

Mums in a Wheel Barrow

Mums in a Wheel Barrow

Pumpkin and Mums

Pumpkin and Mums

Pumpkin on the Porch

Pumpkin on the Porch

4 thoughts on “First roll of color film

  1. How did you digitize the photos? I am going to make a run at shooting some C-41 in both 35mm and in 120. I don’t want to scan my photos and hope I can find a decent lab (at a good price) to deliver scans from the rolls.

  2. Thanks Howard. I was at Target today and found out they will process my a roll of C-41 in-house for $1 and burn the images to a CD for $2.95. I am not expecting much by I’ll shoot a test roll and see how they do…

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