City, Film

City of Rain

Another day, another rainy weather. Took my Pentax P30 and hit the streets again, this time during daylight hours. The rain had fallen upon the busy town again giving a new coat of glittering texture to everything, a bonus worth risking a cold for. Rainy weather and black & white film, the only thing that could make it better was jazz. I reached for my pocket… and soon noticed I had forgotten to take earbuds along. I sighed and walked towards the first scene.

As before, the lens of choice was again the Pentax SMC 50mm f/1.7 and Tri-X 400 as the film stock. Thanks to the wonderful latitude of Tri-X, I could screw up the exposure a bit and still get great results. However, thanks to the internal meter of the P30, that wouldn’t be that big of an issue.

The tunnel
The Tunnel
Raindrops on the railing
Raindrops on a Railing
Locks of Love
Locks of Love
The Alley
The Alley
Windows
Window grid
Exclamation Point!
Exclamation Point!
Leaves
Leaves Just Chilling

I really like how these film camera integrated meters actually work. Even when the P30 has only center-weighted metering available, it works absolutely perfect giving shots worth keeping by the frame… at least when there is enough light available. Obviously darker environment required a bit of research on correct exposure timings, but that’s a story for another post. At this point I really started thinking I should’ve written down all the camera settings for each frame, but alas, of course managed to forget it. Not that it would happen many times in the future either…