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HP+5 400 rated at 800

  Camera: Mamiya ZD  Lighting: Adorama 21" Beauty Dish

Camera: Mamiya ZD

Lighting: Adorama 21" Beauty Dish

Today was my weekly antique visit! like always, I had with me my trusty Minolta 7 coupled with the wondrous Helios 44-2.  

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

As you know, I love shooting on Ilford's HP+5. The beauty of this film is that you can push and pull it according to your situation. The rated box speed is 400, but as you can tell, pushing it to 800 still gives you photographs that are not only sharp within themselves, but produce a grain that is both beautiful and classic in its look. 

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

I have noticed that I tend to drift to the same objects whenever I photograph antique stores. Something that I have to work on I guess. Side note: I was contemplating buying one of these mannequin heads to practice my portrait lighting... but to be honest.. was a little creeped out.. I mean do I really want one of these in my darkroom staring at me while I'm developing and printing... creepy... haha

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

  Camera: Minolta 7  Lens: Helios 44-2  FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Camera: Minolta 7

Lens: Helios 44-2

FIlm: Hp5+ pushed to 800

Alright, thats it folks =) stay tuned because I have a cool shoot this weekend! I will be rucking  3 miles with all my gear and testing out my new beauty dish! And with that.. here are the rest of the photos =) 

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