|my first spring roll of 2013: Kodak Portra T 100|
I did it again. It was not the first time I made this mistake - I was absolutely sure to have filled my Yashica Mat with a roll of severe outdated Kodak T-Max, but instead it was a Kodak Tungsten color reversal film. The big letter T on the black and yellow film wrapper gave me for the second time the wrong impression. The films were bought once with discount and didn't came in a cardboard box. As I don't shoot very often with Kodak films, I'm not very familiar with their package design anyway. But this time it was a very pleasant surprise. At the first sunny day of this year, I took the dogs for a long walk and passed an allotment complex next to the railways. While making some photos, I wished I have loaded my camera with color film, but to get the images in black and white was also okay.
|temporary construction in allotment complex|
The film was left for some weeks in the camera and after the last photo was made, I took it out for developing. At this point I recognized the words "C-41", "Portra" and "Tungsten", so I went to the small lab in town and had it developed in a day. My quickly scanned negatives have a wide color range, which makes it fairly easy to adjust them to "normal light".
all images © Norman Beierle