Shooting with a Leica III and black and white film

I recently put a roll of 400 T-Max Kodak black and white negative film through a 1934 Leica III and developed the film personally. It’s the first roll of film I’ve developed myself in around 15 years.

The resulting images aren’t bad for an 83-year-old camera, wielded by a photog who hasn’t shot or developed film in over a decade.

There’s a little light-leak on a few of of the pictures and the developing time could be adjusted on future rolls to work on the contrast. But the imperfections seem to add a little something extra – at least that’s what I’ll tell myself. Check out scanned versions of some of the images below, with minimal cropping and retouching.

The majority of the images were taken in and around Banff, Alberta, Canada with a couple others from Calgary.

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Calgary, Stuart Gradon

House in Mission in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Calgary, Stuart Gradon

House in Mission in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

Leica III, Banff, Stuart Gradon

Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. ©2017 Stuart Gradon

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