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Easter Sunday, the Swan River Foreshore southside, stitches and snaps from my Contax 137MD on Kodak Ektar 100 for 1 Day in 1 Roll

I still very much enjoy shooting my roll once a month for our 1 day in 1 roll Facebook group. Here is an earlier post from more about he beginning of the group: 1 Day in 1 Roll : Event #1 ….and #2
I find myself so busy these days that the group deciding to have a monthly day that is agreed upon that we will all go out and shoot a roll kind of makes it something that I just regularly put aside each month. I must admit that I was rather happy that last months March shoot was decided for Easter Sunday. I was fortunate enough that the family had decided to go down to the river foreshore for a little easter brunch. I was very happy about this as I had been wanting to get back down to the Swan River foreshore southside for some time to shoot some more film stitches of the city. I had very much enjoyed it last time but had only had 400iso film on me, thus it was grainier than I’d like. This time I was going prepared, with my Contax 137md equiped with my Carl zeiss Plannar 50mm 1.7, Yashica 28mm f2.8 ML and my Yashica 135mm 2.8 all excellent lenses and best of all I had decided to load up some of my absolute favorite film Kodak Ektar 100. I had a bit of a happy snap as I walked around the area we had camped out for our family breakfast. Here are a few of those snaps:
(Please remember to click on images to see at larger size)

This being Kodak Ektar it can be rather saturated at times… but I love the pop it gives to colours.

(Taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I always have a soft spot for shooting our seagull friends.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

The first thing that gets me every time I visit the south foreshore is that spectacular view of our fair City.

(Taken using my Ysahica 28mm f2.8 ML manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I remember going out on these boats when I was very young with my step father Saxon. They still create some great imagery for me.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Still I always get drawn back to the Cityscape.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)


(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Which brings me round to why I brought this camera these lenses and loaded one of my favorite all time colour films.
Most of this stuff here is still a work in progress, but I wanted to get my roll up so I wasn’t too far behind with the rest of 1 day 1 roll Facebook group.

This is a 4 image stitch, again taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML, just a nice tight crop of the main building in Perth city’s skyline.

This is a 7 image stitch taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f2.8 T* coated. While I love this lens and am happy this stitch, having shot it I instantly remember thinking that the city just felt too small during snapping that.

So that is why I took this next 15 image stitch using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML I am quite happy with how this turned out for a large film stitch. Please do take the time if you can and click on the image and view it full size.

Thank you for taking the time to view my 1 day in 1 roll from march. I hope you have enjoyed some of my shots on Kodak Ektar 100 of the Perth city Southern foreshore.