I'm increasingly grabbing my Rolleiflex 2.8f for Cruising Grand photowalks. Last Friday the Rollei was my choice and I'm glad it was. I don't shoot the Rollei to be noticed. Those who know me know that I'm a definite introvert so I'm quite happy to go unnoticed while shooting. But this past Friday I was noticed by a few people. The Rollei is such a beautiful camera and not normally seen very much these days. One who did notice was Don Boomer, a photographer for our local paper the San Diego Union Tribune which was just purchased by the Los Angeles Times. Don was covering this weekly North San Diego County event and saw me with the Rollei so we struck up a short conversation. He was shooting with his digital DSLR to document the event for the paper and captured me taking some close detail shots of one of the classic cars. The image of me shooting with the Rollei ran in today's Sunday paper. I wish I could share a link but it doesn't appear in the digital version of the paper. I have a copy of the article from the paper that Diana can scrapbook for posterity.
In any event, here are some of the black and white shots from Friday. I'm using Ilford HP5+ film at ISO 800 these days and liking the tones I'm getting. My developer is still Kodak HC-110 for 7:30 minutes. The color shots from the Rollei will be on the way to the lab for processing tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy these images from the Rolleiflex 2.8f.