Back in April I visited the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia with a group of friends and I made sure to bring my Mamiya 645 Pro-TL. I ended up shooting two rolls of 120 with Portra 400 and Ektar 100. I shipped it off to Richard Photo lab, just like every other person with a medium format camera does now, and I was very pleased with the results. The negatives I scan with my Epson V600 just don't cut it compared to what I got back from this particular lab.
It was interesting to see how different Portra and Ektar looked. The Portra looks a bit flat and warm, while the Ektar is more neutral and punchy. The only editing I did was a slight bump in exposure for the Portra, and I left the Ektar alone.
Like I said, I was very pleased with the results, and now I just have to come up with a good reason to send the negatives out to California every time I shoot.
These are my favorite shots from the two rolls. Let's start with the Portra 400.
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Welcome to SweetWater
This guy was the subject of Film Friday #06
"Can I touch your beard?"
And now for the Ektar 100.