single frame: Doorway

Doorway

Doorway
Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A
Film Washi S
2019

I bungled my roll of Film Washi S by shooting it in bright sun. I didn’t know it at the time, but it does best in dull, diffuse light.

This photo of a doorway in Downtown Indianapolis turned out all right somehow. Perhaps it’s because I was on a side street and tall buildings blocked much of the direct sun.

The film (and lens, of course) captured good detail and sharpness. There’s a compelling silveriness to this image.

Analogue Wonderland provided me this roll of Film Washi S in exchange for this mention. Buy yours from them here.

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Comments

8 responses to “single frame: Doorway”

  1. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    I’m guessing that the building is mostly midtones, so the high contrast may actually help in this case. Definitely adds a dramatic touch to the scene.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re probably right about that. I wish I could remember which street this was on so I could pull it up on Street View and check.

  2. jon campo Avatar
    jon campo

    Hi Jim, that is a beautiful picture. After years of trying numerous samples, I have gotten my hands on a Pentax ME that seems to work. I’m looking forward to running some film through it. I can see what you like about them, they are nice compact cameras.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I hope you enjoy using it. There are more refined cameras out there, but the ME is a good workhorse that’s inexpensive to replace if lost, damaged, or stolen.

  3. Photography Journal Blog Avatar

    This image is beautiful.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh goodness, thank you!

  4. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    Nice shot jim. Pushes all the contrast buttons!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It does! Thanks!

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