february 2017—roll 9

I try to shoot at least one roll of slides each month, and this is that roll! Why shoot slides? Despite their expense and the general hassle of metering them well, slides offer a level of clarity and color that you can't quite get from color negative film (or digital, IMHO). This slide film is Fuji Provia, which offers moderate levels of contrast and saturation, making it a good general purpose film. The best photo in this batch, I think, is the street portrait of the middle-aged gentleman. It showcases the clarity and sharpness of both the film and the lens, an older (circa 1960) Canon screwmount lens for Leica rangefinders.