So Little Black

I was talking the other day about how much I love deep blacks in a photograph. Then strangely enough, the very next roll of film I develop has next to no deep blacks at all, just a lot of dark grays. Figures...

I shouldn't be surprised considering the soft overcast window light I had to work with on this particular day. I had to push my film all the way to ISO 1600 and even then I was shooting at a really low shutter speed. It's rather remarkable the photograph didn't end up with grain the size of golf balls and retained an overall pleasant look in the skin tones.