Rollei RPX 25 – Our experience

(Portuguese version below) Wow wow wow!! We don’t have nothing to say… Just Wow ūüėÄ Well! we are in love. Amazing results even when we do some analogic shit. Everybody does. We are going to start showing some pictures. The Rollei RPX 25 is a panchromatic, polyester-based film with latitude between 12 and 25 ASA….

Kodak P3200

(Portuguese version below) From the first contact I had with analogue photography, Kodak Tmax 3200 was perhaps the most mentioned name when the topic of conversation was the picture in low light. Historically it is quite important because at the time it was released it was the first high-speed film available on the market. Due…

Agfa APX 400 in Madrid

(Portuguese version below) The first thing I read about the APX was that it is a film that must be exposed in the shadows and that for more details it should be pulled. I set a precedent for using it again, because I didn’t pay much attention to these details at the time I used…

JCH – Street Pan 400

(Portuguese version below) When we search on google by JCH, the first thing that appears is Bellamy Hunt. Bellamy Hunt is the inventor of JCH – Street Pan 400. An analogue photography enthusiast, Bellamy lives in Tokyo and now his effort is focused on finding and selling cameras. He usually says that “if they exist…

Kodak Tmax 3200 and JCH 400 – Alqueva e Monsaraz

This time we decided to take 2 diferent rolls¬† in a walk that we did on a weekend at the dam of Alqueva and Reguengos de Monsaraz. Kodak TMAX 3200 and JCH 400. We decide to talk about specifications in another post and just write about our beautiful country. The Alqueva Dam is located on…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 2

Kodak TriX 400 is so far, my (Sara) favorite black and white film. You can do everything. It has a beautiful tone a compact structure and high resolution. The images are bold, crisp and the little grain they have for an ISO of 400 isn’t distracting. This rigid and severe appearance of the tones of…

Madrid 1st Time

4 people by car on a 7 / 8h journey.¬†We left at 6am in the morning from Lisbon and arrived in Madrid at 3pm. We stayed 4 days. We left at 6am in the morning from Lisbon and arrived in Madrid at 3pm. We stayed 4 days. Part of our first day was to get…

Herdade de Rio Frio – Medium Format

Rio Frio is a small land situated near the Pinhal Novo. Called Herdade de Rio Frio, it was once a large farm prodution center that even had a 400 hectare vineyard. At the moment it isn’t so and for that reason it aroused a certain interest in knowing this farm more closely. The path has…

16th Century Market – Mercado Quinhentista

Our country, Portugal, was born in the middle ages. More precisely in 1139 and now is¬† tradition for some cities to organize fairs, just like the ones they held at the time they were born. Musicians, dancers, jugglers, eat and drink and people with art in handling the sword. All together they welcome another edition…

Alc√°cer with Rollei RPX and Acros 100

We went to Alc√°cer with our father. He had some business to deal with and after all we decided to go for a walk. Alc√°cer do Sal is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Like Lisbon and Setubal, he supplied salt, salted fish, horses for export, and food for trading boats. Invaded by the…

Medieval Celebrations – Kentmere 400

In our country, during the summer some cities celebrate their medieval past, recreating the same moments for a few days. Guimar√£es, as mentioned in a previous post, is considered the birthplace of Portuguese nationality because it was where the first king of Portugal was born. It was in Guimar√£es that the main events that led…

Pushed T-Max 100

I’ve already done the “pulled” photographic process on several Kodak T-Max 400 rolls. For those who are reading this blog for the first time, and do not know anything about this process, here is a brief (very, very) explanation. We have a film with a certain ISO, but when placing in the machine we decided…

Highlights of Guimar√£es – TMAX 400

We are very lucky that our grandmother lives in one of the most beautiful cities I know. Guimar√£es is the first Portuguese city thanks to our king D. Afonso Henriques. He defeated his mother in the battle of S. Mamede and from there he conquered the country we have today, expelling all the Moors. Guimar√£es…

Local Festivities with Ilford Delta 3200

Celebrating religion is something very comon in Portugal.Events such as pilgrimages, and processions are quite frequent an in large number throughout the country. It is especially at Easter the the so-called “local festivities” are held in the cities, towns ans villages of the country in honour of the saint on the area. At this time,…

Walking with Silvermax

Silvermax became (for now) one of my favorite film (speaking in black and white). That black-and-white film contrasted to the “dark” style with a scale reduced to gray and black, is called Adox Silvermax. The grain is fine (ISO 100) and the detail is notorious. But for me the beauty is in the shadows that…