Applemore Inclosure with Hasselblad 500cm + Kodak Portra 160

Camera : Hasselblad 500cm
Lens : 250mm Sonar
Film : Kodak Portra 160
Developer: Tetenal Colortec C-41 

The rain finally stopped and I grabbed an hour to head out into the heather and take some photos. I’ve been cycling and driving past heather all week and a genuine panic has set it that I might miss it altogether if I didn’t buck my ideas up and make time.


I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not a huge Portra fan. It’s a film that I only bought when starting out because the few people ‘in my online social circles’ used it a lot and loved it, and I took that as a sign that it would probably be a good bet for me. There’s a couple of 35mm colour films I have tried and preferred so I’m going to source the 120 versions and try them out. This roll of Portra was the last roll of un-expired colour film on my shelf and I’m not planning on buying any more of it any time soon.

I’m wondering also if this is because I’m really digging black and white at the moment...
Developing wise, nothing exciting to report, a single development in the Tetenal C-41, 6 minutes developing, 8 minutes Blix, rinsing and a minute of stabiliser.

All civilised and straight forward - one thing though, on a plastic reel and I instantly regretted it when I saw the negatives - no weird buckles or oddities. I’m sticking to stainless from now one - though the tank seem hard to get hold of in the UK for some reason :(