I finally got my film from the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg developed and scanned. I shot these on a Minolta XG-M paired with a Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 lens. I brought three rolls of film, one for each day: Kodak Ektar 100 (Friday), Illford Delta 100 (Saturday), and Fujichrome Velvia 100 (Sunday). Sunday was very hectic and I didn’t do much film shooting that day. I shot the rest of the roll elsewhere, and those shots are included at the end.
I put all of these and more on my website should you choose to view them.
Up first is the Kodak Ektar 100. I am pretty happy with the film. I don’t think I was really “in the zone” while shooting with it on Friday. Too many shots were just not right for various reasons. But the good ones are good.
On Saturday I popped in a roll of Illford Delta 100 B&W. When conditions were right, this film was great. When it was overcast and the lighting wasn’t as good, it didn’t perform as well, but it still kinda looks neat. Those shots came out looking like really old and faded black and white pics; really grainy and not very sharp. But it kinda worked sometimes.
Walking into to the track on Saturday morning, I caught Robert Wickens arriving, getting ready for his first real public appearance since his accident. I didn’t bother him, just snapped a quick pic while I was on my way to the morning track meeting. I don’t even know why I had the Minolta out at the moment, but I’m glad I did.
Come Sunday, the Fujichrome Velvia 100 Slide Film was up. This film is amazing. I love the colors and fine grain. I wish I had shot more with it at the track, but it was a really hectic day. But that gave me the majority of the roll to shoot later, which really worked out. I’m going to have to get some more of this stuff soon.
The weekend after the Grand Prix was the Festivals of Speed. I brought the Minolta along. It and the Velvia 100 delivered.
And for making it to the end, here are two other non-automotive pics taken with the Velvia 100. A bougainvillea eclipsing the sun and one of our neighborhood cats.