Our Blue City

We have the privilege of living near the sea. If we want we are at the beach in 15 minutes. This is one of the things I love in the city where I grew up. Although I and Gonçalo sometimes we have changed working schedules, this means that we are not always together to shoot….

Kodak Portra 800

When we hear of the range portra we instantly associate portraits and daylight photography with vibrant colors. It is a very complete range and the most used in the market. It was his popularity that led me to experiment. I bought the Portra 800 thinking about the light conditions I would have. I needed some…

The Last One

This is our last post this year. Just because we do not have time for more. In December, we decided that we had to take a short trip, even for our country. I (Sara) had mentioned several times that I had never seen snow. It isn’t something that happens in the city we live in….

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…

Cinestill 50 D – Try Again?

(portuguese version below) Before writing something, I have a habit of researching the film that I’m about to talk (or just see). I found several opinions on the Cinestill 50D and they all seem to be similar, and accordingly. Cinestill 50D The cinestill 50D is a film for use at 5500k ° and adapted to…

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…

Bairro Lavapiés – Fuji Industrial 400

When I returned to Madrid, I knew there was a neighborhood that would have to have a day of visit just for him. Lavapiés is a neighborhood of Madrid, considered one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods, making it the most exotic place in the capital. The tourist zone of Lavapiés has its medieval origin…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 1

We were here last year. Why not come back !? Medieval Celebrations – Kentmere 400 We decided to repeat the experience, this year again. This time with more photographic film to use and to be more ambitious. Last year, my main concern was that the best performances of this show, happen at night. With Kentmere…

Fuji Industrial – Madrid in Colors

We can say that we have already tried the two Fuji Industrial film available in the market, but in this post we will show some pictures taken with the Fuji Industrial of ISO 100. This film is an ISO 100 colored negative designed for professional work. It is the lowest ISO film made by Fuji….

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…

Sprocket Rocket with Ilford and Tmax

Today was a special day. It’s our father´s birthday. … Hoje foi um dia especial. O nosso pai faz anos.   Gear: Sprocket Rocket + Ilford delta 400 / Kodak Tmax 400 TMax 400   Ilford Delta 400 Twin Brothers . Sara Martins

Alcácer with Rollei RPX and Acros 100

We went to Alcácer with our father. He had some business to deal with and after all we decided to go for a walk. Alcácer 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…

Festivities with Cinestill

This post fits into an older one about the village festivities where we sometimes spend our holidays. Local Festivities with Ilford Delta 3200 While Goncalo used an Ilfrod Delta 3200 with our Praktica, I had this ISO 800 Cinestill on my Eos 300. I didn’t intend to photograph a theme, just like my brother. I…

Tourist in our City – Belém

Here in Lisbon, there are several Museums and every Sunday morning of the month, the tickets are free. At least for the most part. Some are even free all day. Just search. One of these mornings we decided to go to the Puppet Museum. This museum is free only in the morning. The Puppet Museum…

Helios 44 m-4 58mm f/2

A tour through Lisbon to test the new acquisition. Helios 44M, 58mm f / 2. A soviet made lens that weights more that I was expecting. Just metal an glass here.But the most amazing thing is the “swirl bokeh effect” produced on the out-of-focus parts off an image. This lens has a M42 lens mount , which…