I have to confess that one of the main reasons I like to attend the yearly Day of the Dead Marigold Parade in Albuquerque's South Valley is the excuse it gives me to shoot some Kodak Tri-X. It seems a film ideally suited to this sort of event. I'm always surprised by the fine grain of this fast film which looks good even in big enlargements. Tri-X responds well to HC110 development, with good contrast and wide latitude which captures detail in shadows and highlights. It is also pretty economical; the 24-exposure cartridges are just $4.49, and for a dollar more you get 36 at B&H. I shot two rolls of Tri-X this year in a Pentax ME Super with the SMC Pentax-A f:2.8/135mm.