Week 6: Night photography with Ilford Delta 3200

For this week, I decided to experiment with some Ilford high speed B&W film. Again I shot with my Mamiya 6, a wide-angle 50 mm lens, Ilford 3200 B&W film metered at 1600 ISO, and orange filter. The subject, is the area around Union Station in downtown Denver.
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The first shot is of the underground bus terminal below union station. I was trying not to be obvious that I was taking a photo, so I set up the camera on a tripod and sat to the side of it with a cable release. This is a long exposure, around a second. I had wanted to capture ghosting of the people walking by. Turns out I misjudged things a bit and the figures are too far in the distance.
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Here are two images of the main station. Was trying to capture the scale of the place. Not sure which I prefer. I like aspects of both.
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I like the strong lines in this image, but its still missing something.
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Here is a blow up of one of the Fasttracks cars. I knew that the Ilford 3200 would exhibit strong grain. This blow up really demonstrates that.
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Here is a shot from the opposite side of the station on a raised walkway looking back toward where I’d been positioned for the earlier shots.
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Shot along the length of the station.
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Here are two versions of basically the same shot, showing the station, the tracks and the old Station building in the background.
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The first is from a slightly lower angle and shows part of the stair, while the second excludes the stair from the composition. Not sure which I like the most.
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Next week, I’ve got a second roll of the 3200 to show.

8 thoughts on “Week 6: Night photography with Ilford Delta 3200

  1. These are great! I shot a lot of Ilford 3200 in college and it’s such a beautiful creature. I love the grain. Great job on the contrast! I think my favorites are the last three – I love the perspective from up there. But really they’re all terrific, can’t wait to see the next roll!

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