Recommended reading

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Howdy Roadies! Here’s my weekly Saturday roundup of the blog posts I enjoyed most this week.

Even if you don’t shoot film, you have almost certainly seen photographs shot on Kodak Tri-X. Its iconic look makes it arguably the best black-and-white film ever made. So says Stephen Dowling and I agree with him. Read Kodak Tri-X: The best black-and-white film ever made?

Fellow introvert Marzi nails it: sometimes we’re either excessively polite, or excessively rude. Read Get lost, ma’am.

TV writer Ken Levine writes in praise of The Golden Girls. Seriously. Read Here’s to The Golden Girls, the Rodney Dangerfield of Sitcoms


6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. hmunro Avatar

    Thank you for introducing me to Marzi. LOVED the cartoon you linked to (even if it hit distressingly close to home) — and loved browsing through her past drawings, too. She’s nailed it. As for The Golden Girls? I think I was too deep into The Sullen Teen Years to appreciate it when it first aired. Methinks perhaps I should revisit it? (Even if, again, I’m worried it’ll now hit distressingly close to home, ha ha.)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, I’m an INFP like Marzi and sometimes I just want to say “eep, that’s so me and I’m not sure how I feel about it.”

  2. Christopher May Avatar
    Christopher May

    It’s interesting that I have a completely different take on Tri-X from the linked article. I *do* use it on summer days and usually *pulled* to ISO 250. The results give a superbly rich palette of middle tones that I love. This is an example, taken with my YashicaMat LM last summer as we waited for a ferry in Wisconsin:

    Maybe I need try a roll and night and get a flavor of what the author was talking about. Thanks for the interesting link.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Well, one way to look at this is that it supports the author’s argument that Tri-X is the finest b/w film — look at how versatile it is!

  3. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    I like “Roadies” Is this the first time you’ve used it?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Second — first was last week. Trying it on to see how it feels.

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