Bertie News | Episode 07: 7 Months Old – Ilford HP5 Edition

OK, so it probably looks like Bertie and Coco spend most of their time loafing about. But the truth is, this is the best chance I’ve got of a getting something in focus. I’ve got a stack of photos that consist of little more than a blurred tail leaving the scene.

I’ve been shooting a few rolls of HP5 lately, after years of mainly using Kodak 400 speed films. The contrast is a bit more subdued, and as such I had some good results on New Year’s Eve pushing it a couple of stops.

These ones didn’t come out too bad either. I think Bertie was rather pleased with his tonality, but Coco just rolled over on her back and wanted her tummy tickled. I sometimes feel she’s not taking it seriously.

Bertie (with added Coco) the working cocker spaniel puppy at 7 months / Nikon F100 / Ilford HP5 / Developed in HC-110 1+31

working cocker spaniel puppy 7 months

working cocker spaniel puppy 7 months

working cocker spaniel puppy 7 months

“Don’t let the puppy on the bed Gerald….”

working cocker spaniel puppy 7 months

working cocker spaniel puppy 7 months

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7 comments on “Bertie News | Episode 07: 7 Months Old – Ilford HP5 Edition

  1. You let the puppy on the bed, Gerald . . . .
    I’m having a hard time distinguishing between your black and white film photos and the black and white Fuji digital photos. I think that says something good about both the film and the Fuji camera. What differences do you notice?

    1. 🙂 Yeah, it’s getting crowded in the doghouse now I’m in there too.

      Yes, I’m very happy with the Fuji pictures. Sometimes they look a little bit too ‘clean’ for my tastes. But now I’ve got the X100F with the Acros simulation and the grain setting, I can experiment and see how I go. But it’s so nice to have a digital camera that gives B&W I’m happy with more or less straight out of the camera.

  2. Fuji suggests turning off the grain setting with Acros because the grain is already built into the simulation and increases with higher ISOs. Still, it is very clean at low ISOs. More than the grain, I like the tones of the Acros simulation.

      1. I’m not sure it was in the manual (never read it 🙂 ), but I read it on a website somewhere. Maybe the grain setting looks okay up to a certain point.
        It took me a while to get the camera settings set up at first, but now all I usually change is the simulation and image size using function buttons. I hate scrolling through menus . . . .

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