Leica M7 with Voigtlander 15mm and Kodak TRI-X 400

I have just developed a roll of Kodak TRIX-400 that was sitting on myself for quite some time. Most times I will develop a roll instantly but since my free time is limited these days, I will probably wait till I shoot a second roll of the same type, to be able to develop them both at once. So when the roll loaded on my Olympus XA was finished i did them both (shots from the XA on my next post).

The images on this post were shot with the Leica M7 and Voigtlander 15mm. I also used a B+W 091 red filter to dramatically increase contrast.

The red filter will give you extreme contrast which sometimes may be too much. I like this kind of dramatic effect but for most situations, an orange filter will enhance contrast and skies without extremes. For landscapes though, I prefer the red filter.

Shooting with a super wide angle like a 15mm requires more attention than a normal lens. The horizon must be leveled otherwise you mess with distortion, also since you be very close to your subject you must also pay attention to the vertical level of the camera. With the exemption of the trees scene, all other images were shot on a tripod.

The Kodak TRIX-X 400, certainly is not a first choice for landscapes, but I really like the grain on this film, together with the contrast of the red filter gives very dramatic images.


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