After my first roll of Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400, I think I really need to get to know this mysterious lady more to have better shots. But Lady Grey really appeared to like the dark side more than the bright side.
After reading other lomographers’ reviews on Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400, I was attracted to the good quality of it. So I eagerly tried a roll of Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400 35mm. However, when the film was developed, I got some mixed results. I guess I really need to get to know this mysterious lady better in order to have better shots.
I’ve loaded the roll of film into my Zorki-4. Honestly, without light meter in it, I am really not good at setting the right exposure. This is probably the main reason that some of the photos developed are not as good as I expected.
I’ve mainly shot the photos in two situations.
The first situation is on an afternoon, though it is sunny but with quite some haze. Therefore, judging by the photos, I seemed to have over exposed the photos with a larger that should be aperture. Therefore, the photos appeared with large grains.
For the second situation, the sun is setting and the weather is fine that just a little bit cloudy.
This time smaller aperture was used and the photos appeared a bit sharper and with finer grains. It handled the darker details quite well. It delivered the details very well.
In comparing the photos from these two situations, it seems that Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400 does not have much room to tolerate over-exposure. So better to set a smaller aperture with faster shutter speed to reduce the noise resulted in the photos.
Shooting good black & white pictures are not a easy task, I think I will try a lot more in order to distribute the true quality of Lady Grey. Until then, she is still a mysterious lady to me and I will be trying my best to solve the puzzle behind her.