I finally got my film back from Portugal, and I am slowly scanning the results. It is a rather laborious process–especially with 30+ rolls of film–so it will take time. However, I must say that I am quite pleased with the results so far. I have 23 rolls of slide film, and 12 rolls of print film (in both color and black and white); the results from the Kodak Portra, both 160 and 400, are particularly lovely, as is the Tri-X 400. They will eventually grace the pages of this blog, so be patient!
Today’s shot was made with my trusty Fuji X100, which, as I have said here on several occasions, I absolutely love. It gives great results (even the JPEGs straight out of the camera are almost always amazing), has a lovely viewfinder, and is very small and quiet. With a 35mm focal length lens, it forces me to get in closer than I normally would to people–being a 50mm guy generally–but it’s so quiet and unobtrusive that I can get in close without disturbing the scene. I saw this lady as I was waiting to get on the bus, and the light hit her face perfectly as she looked out the window. Despite all that is going on around her, I get the feeling of a quiet serenity around her…like she’s sitting there all alone without a care in the world.
I’d love to hear comments on your experiences with the X100 if you have any, or any comments on today’s photograph!