… another from the opening at Gallery 14. Show’s still on until May 30th.
And I’m almost out of E-6 slide film. Even though I’ve decided that it’s a waste of my time to process (and I’ll be taking it to Philadelphia Photographics once my chemistry’s used up), I’ll probably wind up buying some more E-6 film (to use up that chemistry). Which means at least another month of E-6 (I’m about 40% of the way through my 5 liters).
So why am I still posting B&W shots? Various reasons:
- The Diacord L shot three rolls while stuck on F/22. Needless to say, they’re a bit… dark.
- At least one, maybe two, rolls went through a Bessa 66 with a light leak in the bellows.
- The Diacord L’s shutter had two leaves drop out of place. Twice, each time ruining the better part of a roll.
- Some of the E-6 was used for events that I shot which won’t be public.
- Most of the shots are at least one stop over- or under-exposed, and when corrected, they leave a bad color cast. Since I’m red/green colorblind, it’s harder for me to correct than you might expect.
- The shots that are good are part of a series I’m putting together, and I’m not ready to share yet.
Despite all that, I must say that shooting E-6 has been valuable. It forced me to think more about what and how I was shooting (I could be a bit sloppier with B&W and still come out with something fairly good), and I think I’ve now got a better sense of what I’ll capture.