GOODNESS GRACIOUS THESE ARE GODDAMNED GRAINY….CLICK’EM TO GET THE FULL SCRUNCHY EFFECT….FILM IS GOOD FOR YOU!
So, before we leave behind the the recent visit I made to Dudley’s Black Country Museum, I thought we’d better have a gander at the monochrome stuff I shot on the Pentax MX.
I wanted to make the most of the grain, (I do love a bit of eye gravel), but, since I’m currently limited to using super smooth Ilford XP2 black & white film that uses colour chemistry, I did it by shooting at a higher asa… Consequently these were all shot with the camera set to 800.
I’ve also scanned the negs with an unsharp mask to further push the grain a little..
At full size, (I scanned at 6400 dpi), they are probably a little too grainy, but for web display I really like the level of crunch.
But, it doesn’t really matter what I think!
You, Dear reader, are the judge.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde