Eastman Double-X has been my recent film of choice and I’ve really enjoyed shooting with it; it definitely has a classic look. So, in this post I figured I’d share some thoughts about this cool film as I use it more.
Eastman Double-X and Wild Mustangs
You know how Facebook always starts our morning by showing us our memories; posts from previous years? I actually kind of like that feature. I might not always re-share the post, but it’s nice to see now and then.
One morning this week, Facebook showed me a photo I posted a year ago of a wild Mustang I had photographed up at Cold Creek. For some reason it really inspired me, and I stared thinking I should go back up there and see if I could find any horses hangin’ around… So, I did.
I got ready; loaded my M6 with some Eastman Double-X; grabbed a couple extra rolls and set out. In other words, day off!
It was really nice out. A little cooler than it has been recently, and just enough clouds in the sky to keep things interesting for the photos.
Man, I was in luck. I did find a group of Mustangs almost as soon as I arrived. The light was fine, but a lot of the clouds had cleared. So, I was interest to see how the this film would look under these conditions.
I got home early enough to develop the film, and scan the negatives. So, here are some of the photos of the horses. Beautiful creatures.
It’s a cool film, with a cool look.
Man, the film really does have a cool look. I’ve been pushing it all to 400. I don’t really need to when I’m shooting outside during the day, but I like to keep things a little more flexible in case I move inside, or I end up shooting into the night.
I like the look of the film, shooting with it during the day, but I’m actually more impressed with the way it holds up, shooting with it at night. Because, even at night, it really does give you a lot of detail, but still keeps the highlights smooth.
If you want to, you can see a few photos I shot at night that I posted on Photography Matters – Episode 66.
I do love the look of this film, but the jury is still out. I don’t know if this is going to be my goto film. But, I do love it.
Have you shot with Eastman Double-X
If you’ve shot with it, let me know how you like using this film. What speed do you like to shoot it at?
Okay, thanks for stopping by the site, and have a great weekend!