Saturday Night in Denver with Cinestill 800T Film Stock
This is a continuation of the Saturday Night in Denver blog post but these images were taken with my Minolta X-700 using my 35mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses and 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film. This film stock is ASA 800 so for the most part it was probably going to be too dark so I decided to push the film one stop to ASA 1600. I’ve heard you can push this 2 stops, but decided to play is safe. I did end up with some images that were too dark.
Some of the images where there was bright lighting but had subjects in the dark, it wasn’t very good for recovering shadow detail without adding a lot of grain to the image. The film stock for the most part came out with a really nice fine grain.
The most interesting aspect of this film stock, since it was developed from cinema stock film for movies, is that the Tungsten really brings out the reds and greens and the lights especially with some red will halo in a unique fashion. I decided to give many of my images a 16X9 crop to give it a more cinematic feel. I quite enjoy this stock and may try to push it 2 stops next time.
Here’s the gallery of images, mostly from downtown Denver, but had to finish off the roll of film in the Highlands district of Denver when I met some friends the next evening for dinner at the Blue Pan (excellent Detroit style pan pizza).
Lantern above and entrance door at Union Station
Lighted Arches at Union Station
Union Station in Denver, Colorado
Illegal Pete's along the 16th Street Mall
Lighted trees and wall art along 16th Street Mall
Lights reflecting off the windows at The Kitchen on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado
The intersection at 16th Street and Larimer Street near the Cheesecake Factory
Walking along the 16th Street Mall with a view of the clock tower.
Pedicab crosses along 15th Street near Larimer Square
Ocean Prime in Larimer Square
Saturday Night in Larimer Square
Shop Windows in Larimer Square
Evening coffee at Starbucks in Larimer Square
The lighted bar at Tamayo in Larimer Square
The holiday lights along the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado
The back alley between 14th and 15th St. behind Larimer Square
Car headlamps heading down the lighted alley behind Larimer Square
The entrance to the Crimson Room in Larimer Square
The Crimson Room reflections
The holiday lights at Larimer Square
The lights of Larimer Square looking up at the lighted skyrise buildings
The red lighting at Lamark 15 on 15th Street.
BD's Mongolian Grill along Wazee Street in Denver, CO
View of Union Station along 17th Street near the Oxford Hotel
The lighted banners at the Roischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado
The lighted neon sign Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar.
The circular lights at Cornicello at the Denver Milk Market
The Dairy Block in Denver, Colorado
Here Here sign along the Dairy Block in Denver, Colorado
The Dairy Block sign near the Denver Milk Market in Denver, Colorado
The lighted alley at the Dairy Block in Denver, Colorado
The Poka Lola Social Club at the Dairy Block in Denver
Mead St. Station in the Highlands
Customers walking out of Mondo Vino in the Highlands
Spatola's Restaurant in the Highlands
Pizzeria Locale in the Highlands
Guests enjoying dinner at Pizzeria Locale in the Highlands
The lighted street corner at Chipotle in the Highlands
The holiday lighting in the Highlands neighborhood along W. 32nd. Ave.
Holiday Lighting along W. 32nd Avenue in the Highlands
Lights leading down FNG Restaurant in the Highlands
Blue Pan Pizza in the Highlands