This month we turn to my all time favourite film emulsion, Kodak TX400. This is my go to black and white film and the one emulsion I will always have loaded in one of my cameras. For this month I loaded up a very beat up Fujica ST901 camera and 28mm lens. The camera’s light meter does not work so I attached a vintage light meter to the camera hot shoe.
I carried the camera around for a couple of weeks. During a photography workshop at the wreck of the SS Speke here on Phillip Island, Australia, I pulled out the Fujica and took a few shots. The SS Speke was the biggest three masted steel ship in the world when it ran into the reef here at Kitty Miller Bay. I finished off my roll of film at the wreck then developed it at home in Rodinal. My Epson c550 scanner was not working and I ended up scanning the negs with my Fujifilm digital camera. I left the scan uncropped because I liked the rough frame esthetic for this shot.
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