Here is a set of images taken inside the Saint Paul Cathedral in St Paul, Minnesota. Long-time followers of the blog will recognize the venue, as I have made it an ongoing project of mine to photograph the cathedral, both inside and out. I don’t know what draws me to it, but I continue to go back and enjoy shooting the cathedral. Each visit seems to bring something fresh.
This was shot on Ilford HP5+, which is an ISO 400 film; I pushed it to 1600 (that is, +2 stops), knowing that one can process film to push it to a higher ISO later. When I got the film back, I was informed that they do not have the capability to push film. I am using a new lab for film processing, and am learning what they do as I go. The lab went ahead and processed my film all the same–at ISO 400–and I was concerned that it would be ruined. It is definitely a harsher grain than I would like, but the results are not unusable. That Ilford film is pretty resilient!
I hope you like today’s post–it is longer than usual!
PS–the main shot above was featured on the Utata.org website front page!