Whitby in Black and White...

Sometimes I can be stubborn about things for no reason... It took me years to watch Moulin Rouge because I decided that I didn't want to. Of course as soon as I saw it I completely loved it and kicked myself for not watching it sooner.

And, for some reason, when I started taking film photos again, I was reluctant to use black and white films, I'm not sure why, I think because I love colour so much. I eventually tried Ilford XP2 and adored it - especially with my Diana Mini - but I've been quite stubborn about trying other films. After some recommendations from friends, I decided to try the Kodak BW400CN film. Like the Ilford XP2 this is a C41 developed film, so not a true black and white technically, but wow... WOW!!!!

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I've been looking at these photos since I got them developed and been wondering if I really took them... the results of this film - the contrasts and the tones - with my refurbished LC-A are truly gorgeous (I haven't edited them at all) and I think now, I truly get the appeal of black and white film.

I can't wait to use it again already!

Have a great weekend.

Location: Whitby, England Camera: Refurb LC-A Film: Kodak BW400CN