Being relatively new to film, this was my first b&w roll on my Contax 645. And the first time I ever used T-Max 400.
I sometimes struggle with finding subjects to photograph in my local surroundings. This is an example of finding beauty in your everyday life. The location is the parking lot, at my daughters preschool. Nothing fancy at all, but there stood an old red MG. And I love vintage cars captured on film. The rain had been poring down, but stopped just enough for me to take this photo, before it started again.
It felt dreamy to me and when I look at it now, I can picture me and my family driving all night to get away for the weekend. They fall asleep as I sit there and have my Springsteen on the radio.
I was inspired by Johnny Patience and his take on metering for b&w photography. So here was my first attempt at this, using medium format. I was very happy with the outcome. I overexposed by two stops and asked the lab to overdevelop with 1 stop. I used my dream camera, the Contax 645 and shot wide open, with Zeiss 80mm f2 lens. I recommend everyone to try his method and I will certainly keep this up, experimenting with both T-Max 400 and Tri-X.
This will now print and hang at our house and hopefully at someone else's house too.