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…

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…

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…

Toledo – Spain

Toledo is a city of Spain. The visit to Toledo came when we returned home from Madrid. I was on the way and the four of us agreed to go visit and spend the afternoon there. Toledo was a small town that was under the Roman empire. With a strategically important location, it was surrounded…

Kodak Gold 200 vs Fuji C200 with a classic twist

When we decided to buy these two films the initial idea would be to compare them. Two films with similar characteristics and monetarily accessible. The reason these two have left the box is related to an invitation to participate in a classic car race at the Lisbon racetrack. I took a Renault 4L without major…

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…

Tourist in our city – Mafra e Ericeira

We and our friends made several tours in order to get to know our own country. Unfortunately not everyone in our group is available to make multi-day trips, so we are organizing small trips near the areas where we live. Since the majority lives in Lisbon, we end up choosing places that are close by…

Panoramic Viewpoint of Monsanto

The Monsanto viewpoint was built-in 1968 and was one of the most emblematic spaces of the city. Better known as observatory, the viewpoint allows a panoramic view of Lisbon and has been abandoned since 2001. Over the years, despite his advanced degradation, it is now used by many as a viewpoint. Due to the increase…

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…

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…

Olive

All those who practice agriculture or who have inherited olive trees like us, have no choice but to go and pick up the olive to collect some biological oil that sometimes lasts the whole year. It is hard. Very hard. Sunrise and sunset dictate working hours. A job left for the elders and often alone,…

Little walk in Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações was the site that received the world exhibition of 98 and is currently in a leisure zone near the river. We found green spaces, places to eat and visit. Some of the pavilions built for Expo 98 have been maintained and are suitable for visitors, such as the Oceanarium. Konica went with…

Early experiences with Lomo color film (400)

Those were probably the first bunch of photos i took on film since the high school times. Tired of seing my father´s old camera forgotten on his wardrobe, one day i asked my sister for some film roll to check if the camera was working properly.She had a color Lomo 400 roll somewhere and i…