Ist Roll: Cinestill BWxx in Hexar

Discussion in 'General' started by Rob MacKillop, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I love the look of Woody Allen's Manhattan film, and when I read that the CineStill BWxx film is of similar stock, I just had to give it a try. In many ways, Edinburgh is unlike Manhattan, and things didn't quite come out as I had hoped. First of all I made a big mistake (not for the first time) of thinking the film was ISO 320 - I don't know where I got that information, but the box clearly states 250. Ah well..no great harm done. Here are a few of the least worst shots.

    Film developed by Ilford, and scanned by me at 4800. Some dust removed in Elements11, with one or two very minor adjustments for exposure in LR6.


    1. The Enlightened One

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    2. Edinburgh Castle from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland

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    3. Skull in glass case - National Museum of Scotland

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    4. View from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland

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    5. Wall along the Water of Leith

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    6. Further along the Water of Leith

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    7. Abstract of architecture at the National Museum of Scotland

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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I'm not sure I can see anything distinctively Cinestill (as you can with the colour emulsions), but I like the shots very much anyway. I especially like the skull (and that does seem to have a sort of look to it too) and the view from the roof. What are your feelings about it, Rob?
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Pete. I don't think it is worth the extra expense over XP2 or Delta 400, considering, as you say, it has no stand-out qualities of its own. I doubt I will buy it again. Always worth experimenting, though. I do like their colour emulations.
     
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  4. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    'View from the roof' shot - awesome Rob
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Really? I'm not so sure, but I won't argue with you, Chris :)
     
  6. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    that's a shame about their b&w film. i've only shot a few rolls of cinestill, but i loved their color film. i like the wall along the leith (the one of the wall, not the buildings).
     
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Beth. I actually debated with myself over sharing that one, as I think it the most boring. Haha. But every camera and lens review has to have a wall in it for some reason, so why not film as well. I was attracted to it by the rather strange noises a pigeon was making - you can see its head peeking out of one of the slots in the wall. This is why upload a few shots at a time - someone will like something!
     
  8. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is an interesting set. All different and all work well. I do like the wall picture too; the gnarled branch, dense foliage and wall texture gives a real sense of age to it.
     
  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Dave. Glad I kept the wall one in.
     

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