Naoko and Kaika, Bon Odori, Warabi (Saitama), July 25, 2004. Leica M6, CV 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Neopan 1600.
I like how there seems to be a tunnel effect going on behind him, him and his mother are in focus, but everything surrounding is blurred and has a circular look to it.
I like the tone of your night shots. How do you develop Neopan 1600?
Thanks for the answer.
it’s funny, you’re not the first to ask me how I develop this film or to state they like it’s look. i’m afraid my answer might disappoint however, as I don’t develop this myself but have the film done by a local consumer lab. I of course work on the images (scanned negs) in Photoshop, but don’t do anything different with the Neopan than I do with the Konica Pan 400, for example. But given its speed (not true 1600 of course but still fast), I’m quite happy with its relative lack of contrast (relative!), and there’s something about it that I can’t put my finger on but just “sings” for me. My only explanation (just musing, no hard facts) is that this being the land of Fuji, the labs are probably more disposed to developing that brand of film well, and no doubt are using Fuji chemicals as well — perhaps one suited ideally to the 1600. Unfortunately this commercial lab (or should I say the lab connected with one of the huge camera stores here) is probably not going to tell me exactly how they are developing it. Thanks for looking!
You know bl**dy well yourself that it’s high time you get your fingers wet again, young man! 🙂