January saw the first of the popular Film Parties being organised on Twitter. The principle is straight forward enough. There is one week for shooting the film, another for developing, and then in the final week, everyone shares their images. Hats off to the guys who organise the Film Parties – it’s one of the things make the twitter community so great.
The first party of 2019 was dedicated to Ilford FP4+. Its an ISO125 film, which is has a reputation for great tones and sharpness. It’s not a film I’ve shot that often, preferring Ilford PAN F or Delta 100.
However, I don’t need an excuse to go out shooting, so I purchased a few rolls from the wonderful Analogue Wonderland, with the intention of shooting it my Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii. I didn’t really have a plan for what I would shoot, so decided to see how FP4+ would handle shooting in the evening. I headed to the Oasis swimming pool in Bedford, which I thought would offer a couple of interesting architectural components to shoot.
The following images were all taken that night. I rated the film at EI80 and metered the scene to places the highlights in Zone VII, and an exposure time of 15s. Once reciprocity was taken into account, my exposure times were up to 1 min.