I very recently started developing color film at home. Tried it once to prove to myself I could do it.
Wanted to burn through a roll of film. Walked in to my local camera shop and asked Chris for suggestions and he pointed me to Lomography Lomochrome Metropolis 400.
Shot with a favorite camera and lens.
Dollar for dollar one of if not the best bang for film camera I have used.
Developed at home I ran into a bit of a hiccup. While trying to open the film canister in the dark bag I quickly realized that this was not a typical enclosure and my trusty can opener was of no use. Briefly pulled the canisted out and realized it was a pressure fit plastic canister.
I cut slits in the label at the seams, grabbed some pliers, and back to the bag. Had the canister opened quickly.
Had hoped that my machinations had not introduced too much light to the film, and it escaped mostly unscathed. And those frames that were impacted still produced images I like.
Once again the negatives came out great using Cinestill CS41.
But after all this I realized I had shot one roll of Lomography Lomochrome Metropolis before. Tried it for the first time a little over two years ago.
So today’s exercise was not even the first time shooting this film with a Zeiss lens.
So my memory failed me. I merged the flickr folders and kept it moving. But I must say that I like the results a bit better the second time around.
On to the photos.
Nothing Earth-shattering. Due to curiosoity of how the film would turn out I was out to quickly murder this roll of film. Did so in Carrboro, NC. Have done this before. Some old stuff shot before, some new stuff, a barbershop shot I settled for after the owner declined my request to take his portrait as he had struck a cool pose as he waited for his next customer. But he was quite nice and offered the remainder of his shop for photos… Really wanted that portrait though… So I took a photo of a chair so as not to be a brat about it, that I rather like actually, and kept it moving. Here are all the 37 images, including some Contax on Contax product shots full of light leaks due to my film canister escapade and I really like them.
Result? Same as last time. A film I already like with additional surface area had to be a win and it was.