The St Johns Bridge is the one of my favorite bridges. I figure a bridge this impressive deserves to be photographed on film. The other day I got my hands on some expired film from Blue Camera and Machine just a few blocks from this bridge. I bought several rolls of film for my photowalking. I loaded a Canon EOS Elan with a roll 20 year expired roll of Kodak Gold Ultra ISO 400 film. The glass I used is a Canon 17-40mm f4 L zoom lens. When you get up close to bridge like this, the wide-angle lens is very useful. I do love this lens too. I used to own an EF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 USM. That was not a great lens, not by a long shot.
As a general rule, I like to over expose my film one-stop for every decade that it’s expired. So in this case, I exposed the film at an exposure index of 100. The lab will processes the film as 400 speed film. I did very little adjustment to the color in Lightroom, I added some sharpening and noise reduction. A little curve adjust for shadow and highlight tone adjustments.
There are subtle color shifts in the film. The noise and grain are very pronounced on the old film, but I think it adds a little character. For the most part, I think this film was most likely stored very well. The images aren’t “perfect”, but film is so amazing by itself.