G.J. van Heek park

A week ago we had a couple of warm days in Holland. The weekend was said to be the warmest in 100 years, but I’m not sure how much that means. Anyway, it was warm and if you’re used to the Dutch weather, you could call it hot.

But I had to study for a test and since I don’t have a garden, that meant a whole lot of sitting inside. Which I hate to do on those rare days when the sun is shinning. So I sacrificed some of my sleep and woke up early to start studying.

I started before sunrise and after a couple hours I was already ahead of my schedule, so I decided to grab my camera’s and go out. I think it was roughly one hours after sunrise and the light was shining beautifully. So I decided to go to the G.J. van Heek park, which was the closest to my home. I come along that park almost everyday and photographing the morning light over there was on my list for a long time.

Photos were taken on different roll of film with different cameras. I shot quite some film over there; 1 roll of kodak portra 160VC (medium format), I exposed the last 4 shot on  one roll of Velvia 100 (medium format), I finished a roll of Kodak portra 160 (35mm film) and I shot an entire roll of agfa vista plus 400. So as you can imagine, the final score of that day was quite large.

Kodak Portra 160VC

Expired in 2011. I simply love this film. It needs a little bit of assistance in a photo editor, but most of my favorite photos of the last few months are taken on this film. This was my last roll of the 2011 batch. Luckily there are 10 rolls of portra 160vc (expired in 2007) waiting to be shot. Not sure if the quality of that batch can match the quality of the 2011 batch.

Kodak Portra 160VC expired in April 2011
Mamiya 645
Mamiya- Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Kodak portra 160

I like this film too. Not as much as the 160VC or 160NC variant, but I still like it. Let’s hope Kodak (or someone else) can keep producing this awesome film for a little longer.

Kodak Portra 160
Canon Ae-1 Program
Canon lens FD 50mm 1:1.4

Fuji Velvia 100

I had to finish this film, before I could start photographing on the Portra 160VC. I’m not a big fan of slide film. I love the magic of positives, but somehow it never works out for me. Can’t get the colors right.. But it stays intriguing to see the positives!

I’ll upload the second part soon, so stay tuned.

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One Comment

  1. Peter

    Gave blogentry Jorke! Jammer dat je positieven lastiger vind scannen. In de ls-40 scannen die super mooi nml. Wel heerlijk om te zien dat velvia dus Fuji direct een hele ander kleurtoon heeft vergeleken met de portra die dan toch realistischer is.
    Toch moeten we eigenlijk de uiterwaarden bij Deventer gaan doen, op een zonnige dag laat in de middag bv. Denk dat je wel uit de voeten kan daar met de 645.

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