I am not a superstitious person, so the thirteenth roll is not giving me the tiniest frisson of fear. Indeed, I got married on the thirteenth 30 years ago; that worked out pretty well.
This roll has a variety of stuff on it. I have pulled out just the storm drain photos which is my favourite single subject for photography, and a couple of architectural shots. The storm drain has many faces, and can be difficult to photograph well, especially if it has people on it, so it keeps me coming back for more. If you want to see more of my photographs from here in all kinds of weather and lighting then check out this link which lists all the posts in my blog which document my efforts to keep track of the personae.
The bigger challenge this week was the film colour. I shot this with a Mamiya M645 Super using a new roll of Kodak Portra 400. I found it very difficult to scan, there was no getting away from a greenish tinge to many of the negatives. I scanned each one at least twice with different settings but for many shots remain unsatisfied. I suppose that means, in part, that I did not nail the exposures for those images. Not sure that Portra will be a go to film for me if this is typical. I have another roll and once that is done should have a better sense. I am also shooting some Fuji in the Mamiya and hope it comes out a bit better.
Other photos from this roll of film will be on my blog over the next few days, including black and white conversions of today’s storm drain shots at the same time as this post is published (link). Black and white versions of the architectural shots appeared on my blog two days ago (link).