Last year, after reading Tobias Mann's review of Kodak Portra 800, I bought a roll to expose it as soon as possible. But I set aside the roll in a cool box and forgot about it until December. I had promised Bhavna a trip into Frenchtown to see how the shopkeepers and restauranteurs had decorated the downtown area. The sky was overcast, creating an excellent opportunity to expose a few frames of Kodak Professional Portra 800.
Kodak Professional Portra 800 is a high-speed daylight-balanced colour-negative film optimised for challenging lighting conditions. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 800 and a notable underexposure latitude for effectively pushing to ISO 1600 with maintained quality and extended highlight and shadow detail. As we walked around Frenchtown, I exposed the roll at boxpseed in a wide variety of natural lighting conditions, including broad daylight, open shade, and of course, window light. Although I have several Minolta flash units, I did not expose any frames under artificial light.
The film was developed at Boutique Film Lab and scanned using my Silver Fast 9 and Epson Perfection V600. I used Negative Lab Pro to convert the scans. No corrections to exposure, colour temperature and composition were made.
Kodak Professional Portra 800 35mm film delivers all the advantages of a high-speed film, finer grain, higher sharpness, and more natural skin tones and colour reproduction. Portra 800 film - for perfectly stunning results with less-than-perfect light. The negatives have some warm tones, and while the grain is noticeable, I think it’s still very pleasant looking.
|Name||Kodak Portra 800|
|Features||Kodak T-GRAIN emulsions, Fine Grain, High Sharpness & Edge Detail|
|Lab||Boutique Film Labs|
|Scanner||Epson Perfection V600|
|Software||SilverFast 9 SE + Negative Lab Pro|
Daniel Brinneman23rd February 2022 at 11:32 PM
Khürt, I like the red-orange paint on that Gather building.
Khürt Williams24th February 2022 at 7:34 AM
Daniel, so do I. That's what caught my eye.
jemostrom16th February 2022 at 2:19 PM
@islandinthenet.com Finally got the chance to use the big screen. I really like the "feel" of this photo, it's feels inviting/warm in some sense ... I can't say if it's because of the use of film or if it's how you treated the scene.
jemostrom13th February 2022 at 8:25 AM
@khurtwilliams I only viewed this on my phone (away from home) so it difficult to say anything about the details, but I love the colors
Khürt Williams13th February 2022 at 2:39 PM
@jemostrom the film details are better when viewed on a larger screen.