This. This is why I love black and white film.
Last night I finally began souping all my monochrome images from our trip out to western Montana and southern California last fall, and this is the first shot that I scanned this morning. Except for cleaning up the usual little zits and pops that come with using film, there is hardly any post-processing work done to this image.
It was taken with my favorite film, Ilford Pan F Plus, which is rated at ISO 50 — but I tend to shoot it around ISO 32. I also used my favorite lens, the Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5, as well as a dark red filter to make the blue sky darker to the film.