Starting this week there is a sort of Twitter event/project thing going on called FP4Party which involves shooting a roll of ilford FP4 during the 1st week of the month then post the results in the 3rd week on twitter and tag the images #FP4Party.
Anyway I shot this roll a week early as it was already in my Nikon F80 and my intention was to shoot sort of wide open and sort of close up stuff, the weather as usual for summer in Wales was rubbish so I pushed the FP4 to 200 and went out for a walk.I shot with the 50mm f1.8 which shoots reasonably close, well close enough for what I was trying to achieve anyway. I must admit FP4 is not my goto B&W film mainly due to it not being as flexible as my fav HP5 but I must admit that I do like the look I get everytime that I shoot it.
This FP4Party will get me shooting it a bit more which isn’t a bad thing in my book. Pushing it to 200 didn’t really effect the nice smooth look that I seem to get with FP4, the grain was more evident but nothing that spoilt the image and the sharpness was nice too.
I processed it in my normal ilfotecHC which is such a versatile developer that never fails to be honest. Anyway I have my trusty Canon T90 and 50mm f1.4 loaded up with the 1st roll of FP4 ready for the challenge but this time I will try to shoot it box speed.
Take a look over on twitter or emulsive.org if anyone wants to give this a go.
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