Very expressive portraits. I think that the second one is outstanding.
LOVE your zoo shots!
I enjoy the challenges of shooting in the zoo. The snow leopards are good models, but their enclosure is very dark. I am shooting Kodak 400 BW (C-41) and using a 135mm Mamiya-Sekor with a 2x telextender. With that combination, I have the lens wide-open and the shutter on the Pentax is at 100 or 250 handheld. Pretty much on the edge of what is possible. I've thought about using one of the 1600-speed films, but none of the results I've seen have the fine grain and tonal qualities that I like in the 400-speed C-41 b&w.I really like b&w film for zoo shooting and am a little surprised to find that almost nobody in the many Flickr zoo groups are using it. Sign of the times, I guess.
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