3 kids, one pup, once a month – february

Yes, it’s time for our second installment of the one kid, one roll, once a month project.  I loved going through the blog circle last month and enjoyed everyone’s beautiful work.

This month I used a new film called Ultrafine extreme 400.  It’s a cheaper film that is sold on amazon, and I’ll be honest I really love it.  It’s not grainy at all ( I do love grain though) and I loved the tones.  I developed it in D76.  I pushed it one stop.  Of course I am not sure if I did it right and it required my math skills, which are not very good.  I think that I developed it for 12 or 13mn instead of 10, I wish I had written it down now.  I was happy with the result which is all that counts.  the black and white developing charts really scare me and it took me 2 weeks before I actually developed the roll!

I tried to make it fun for the kids so I had them wear a hat.  My second child hates photos and found a good way to utilize the hat.  Agnès the Labradoodle, sat still and was happy with her hat.  She looks quite noble actually, which makes for a nice change from her usual scruffy  looks.

These were taken with my Pentax 645n + 75mm non AF.

I usually like really contrasty black and whites, but the softness of these appealed to me.

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next on the blog circle is the lovely Tricia,  you can find her post here: http://www.triciaboutelle.com/?p=4062

thank you for looking and reading 🙂

Until next month,

 

Léa

 

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25 Comments

  1. These are all so beautiful, Léa! I never, ever shoot black and white, but it’s first up in our Embrace the Grain class, and you’re inspiring me! I love all of these!

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    1. thank you Lauren, I ma stil very uncomfortable shooting black and white. I only know how to do portraits by the window with black and white. I am very intimidated by anything else, and my few attempts were not successful. I am sure you will learn a lot in the workshop and do great! xxx

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      1. I think you have a lot figured out already!

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  2. These are fabulous! I will have to check out that film. The grain IS very fine for a 400. Window light is so luscious and gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Jen, I was pleasantly surprised, the reviews on amazon were very good, and it was cheap. This project had pushed me to shoot Black & white, I usually shy away from it, and I am not sure i will keep doing black and white, but it is definitely pushing me! thank you, xxx

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  3. These are beautiful! I agree about the bw, there is something special about the softness here.

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    1. thank you so much jackie, xxx

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  4. Oh, these are beautiful Lea! The dog wearing the hat– got a chuckle out of that one <3

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    1. thank you Megan, I was surprised she let me do me do it, she is still young and silly! xxx

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  5. Beautiful pictures with soft lighting.
    they really speak powerfully….so very happy you shared with us !

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    1. thank you so much for your sweet comment Debbie, xxx

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  6. Gah, these are amazing, Lea! I love the light and the soft tones, and the fine grain–and of course the hat–it all just works! And gee, your focus is so sharp! Way to rock the MF!

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    1. thank you Amy, the confirm beep on that camera is wonderful ;-))

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  7. Love the softness too! Such sweet photos.

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    1. thanks so much Lynette! xxx, Léa

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  8. I love these! Love the hat! The dog one made my son crack up!

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    1. thank you! I was hoping she would let me do it and she did and it made the kids happy ;-))

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  9. I am such a fan of your work. Having a hard time picking a favorite here, between Agnes with the hat and your son with his big eyes and that hat – so striking! Film stock looks great. I have some arista I picked up at a local camera store I need to shoot, you may inspire me to shoot it soon. 🙂

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    1. thank you so much for you encouraging words! xxx.

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  10. Oh Lea, these are as beautiful as ever! And I love the continuity the hat lends to the series. Also, I desperately want a picture of my dog with a hat now. Like, I need to do it now!

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    1. thank you Tricia! i can’t wait to see you pup in a hat!

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  11. I think the softness of your b/w tones here is perfect for the setting and light. Everyone (even Agnes) seems thoughtful and introspective. Little man in the big hat is amazing. I love the way he gazes directly at the camera.

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    1. thank you Dena! I love that photo of my little guy, he never gives me such a straight serious look! he is usually always silly, so I was really happy with that one! 🙂

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  12. Lea, these are absolutely gorgeous! And I LOVE that you put the hat on your cute dog, Agnes! How darling is that?!

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    1. thank you Kim! The hat just made it fun for the kids and helped them to play along, and i was surprised that Agnès was willing to sit still with the hat!

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