I bought 20 rolls of Ilford FP4 the other week with the intention of shooting some still life and portraits but popped a roll into my Nikon F4 and went out to shoot some landscapes first.
I developed the roll using Ilfotec HC hoping to get a bit of punchy contrast in the images and I was not disappointed.FP4 does not give me the feel that I like in my images but it is still very nice, the still life stuff I shot on the walk were very nice, plenty of detail and great highlight and shadow tones.Since trying shooting some still life with HP5 I am a little torn between the 2 films for that subject. I love the contrast and grain of HP5 but the smooth tones and detail of FP4 are great.
I am going to try pushing the film next time just to see what I get grain and contrast wise and will post the results.
Landscapes do look good though I must admit and I am well happy that I have another 19 rolls in the fridge waiting to be shot 🙂 Thanks for looking
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6 thoughts on “Mountain walk with FP4 instead of my beloved HP5………”
Could use a touch more contrast. I always used to uprate FP4 slightly to give it a little more bite. Love that first pic …
Thanks for looking Ian 🙂
that bucket is just fantastic
Very nice. FP4 is a very nice film, I used to develop it in Xtol and got really nice negs. Now we use PMK and Tanol and get almost perfect negs. Hp5 is our go to film for most of our work. But you got some really nice photos on your walk. The bucket, tin roof and the post w/ hinge are my favorites.
Thank you Marks 🙂
The barbed wire shot is a thing of wonder.