I took Film Ferrania P30 on the road trip to the Eclipse.
Now, maybe it's a bad idea to do a film test on a road trip. Because You can't be assured of the results.........Should have followed that logic. The images are salvageable, but it will take some work in the darkroom to get them right. First the Before Image:
Rather flat and frankly disappointing, despite the dark orange contrast filter. Seems a bit underexposed, and I've never had that happen with the XD-11. I exposed the film as recommended: ISO 80. Now the After Image with basic Contrast and Brightness manipulation in Photoshop (+50 Brightness & +75 Contrast):
As Recorded on Film. And yes, the digital images turned out better mostly because these all seem a bit over exposed and maybe out of focus. The lens was hard to work with (my fault for not practicing enough).
But I was also focused on Enjoying the Natural Event, which is permanently burned in my memory. All the sites, the sounds, sharing with the people around me. Very Moving and Emotional. Here are my film images in sequence: