My last shot of 2014, a long exposure of this watermill.
Foma Fomapan 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds
Camera: PENTAX 67II
Focal length: 135mm
Shutter speed: 204s
After having worked mostly in Digital for the past few years, I find myself going back to my roots and shooting on black and white film almost exclusively.
So why do I prefer film above digital photography? The simple answer is that, being mainly interested in black and white, I think the results look better. I shot several years with different DSLRs with state of the art sensors, but didn't appreciate the Photoshop/Lightroom processing of black and white and somehow I got very sloppy. I do think that I take more care composing and spend more time on choosing the aperture and exposure when shooting film; whereas shooting in Digital, I would just take several shots with different exposures and intended to junk the ones I didn't like at home. But with all those shots, I somehow never ended up with that one shot that was special. Made me lazy and certainly not a better photographer, I think is what I want to say.
I really appreciate what some people are doing in colour but I never could reach those results. So going back to black and white film made me happy again, but why stop at film? Shouldn't I go back to daguerreotype photography or earlier? You might and there are plenty of people who do, but not for me at the moment.