Old School Film Hack

Monochrome Sierras


Looking toward the central Sierra Nevada range
Inyo County, California (October 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

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.

14 thoughts on “Monochrome Sierras

  1. myownbeauty1

    Reblogged this on MY OWN BEAUTY 2017 and commented:

    Such wonderful photography in a monochrome view.-
    Old School Film Hack’
    creates a tranquil environment and I recommend visiting their page for more stunning photography that they offer.


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