I like the look of film better in black and white than the digital stuff I have done so far. I feel especially comfortable with Tri-x and the Leica's. Shooting one film has helped me a lot. When you shoot multiple films your like a drunken jack rabbit bouncing around aimlessly, but when you get to really learn a single film you know what the photographs are going to look like before they are developed and printed. I think I have reached that level with my Tri-x and Leicas, I can pre-see the finished shot in my minds eye.
All the 35mm pics below were made with a 50mm 1.4 lens and a Leica M6. The room was very dark, I shot at 800ASA with the lens set at f1.4 and the shutter around 1/15 or 1/30. The film received 2 hour stand development in Rodinal diluted 1/50.
Even when Tri-x is out of focus or has very shallow focus like these f1.4 shots there is a grittiness and strength to the images thats very unique.
|Leica M6 with 50mm F1.4 and Tri-x 800ASA|
|Dad last night, ring flash with hasselblad and Tri-x|