Photographing Panguitch — Fujifilm X100V + Kodak Tri-X 400

Empty Lumber Yard – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V

The first stop on the epic road trip that I’m currently on was Panguitch, a small town in southern Utah. Panguitch is close to Bryce Canyon National Park, not too far from Zion National Park, and within reach of Capital Reef National Park. Tourism is the main reason Panguitch is even on the map. People eat, sleep, and get gas here, while visiting the various natural wonders of the region. That’s why we were there.

I only stayed one night in Panguitch, but I was able to get out with my camera and photograph the quaint town. It’s obvious that Panguitch has seen better days—it seems to be just hanging on. The town has a lot of character, though. It was a great location for photography—if I had a few weeks, it would make for an incredible photo project—but alas I only had one night, as we left early the next morning.

For the pictures in this article I used my Fujifilm X100V loaded with the Kodak TRi-X 400 Film Simulation Recipe. I also had a 5% CineBloom filter attached to the camera. The X100V is such the perfect travel tool (and my “desert island” camera), and I always make sure that I have it with me. I love black-and-white photography, and the Kodak Tri-X 400 recipe is my favorite. The camera and recipe combo were ideal for Panguitch, and I’m quite happy with this set of pictures; however, I realize that I need to go back. This town (and so many others) are yearning for the camera’s attention. There is so much photographic potential, and I barely scratched the surface.

Thanks For Shopping Local – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Auto Entrance – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Chairs Along A Fence – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Fake News – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Folding Chairs – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Window Canopy – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Souvenir & Gift – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Delicious Dinner – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Raya – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Condiments – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
The Duke – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Henrie’s – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Old Sign – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
House Roof – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
One Way Garage – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Motel – Panguitch, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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  1. Scott · May 20, 2022

    If you liked Panguitch, next time you’re back to Utah you should make a point of getting to Helper, near Price.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20, 2022

      You know, I passed through it a couple times but never stopped. Thank you for the tip!

  2. juanimal · May 20, 2022

    Nice bw receipe and nice serie. I specially love “Chairs along a fence”, what a story!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20, 2022

      Thank you! I wish I knew why they were there…

  3. Udo · May 20, 2022

    Hi Ritchie,
    great work! Besides the fact that the Kodak Tri-X 400 simulation fits quite well with the pictures taken, I like the story you telling with this little portfolio very much. If you are going to return one day in the future back to Panguitch please let me know. It would be a honour for me to join you.

    Kind regards from Switzerland,

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 22, 2022

      Thank you for your kind comment! Someday there will have to be a way for Fujifilm photographers to meet up and go shooting together. 😀

  4. Tasman Storeys · May 20, 2022

    What would I do without your great posts I love my Fuji x100v and will try your formula Great work and your from the heart style gets to me every time I read your post Tasman

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Boris M. · May 23, 2022

    Hi there Ritchie!
    Thank you for keeping us busy with your (and the associates’ ) wonderful inventions! 🙂
    A bit off the topic of this particular blog post, but I thought since it is (almost) the most recent one this will reach you quicker.
    Some filmstocks, like Tri-X, for example, have more than one version depending on the sensor. Kodachromes, Portras too . Plus even different variants of some of them. And rightly so. They are iconic.
    You have several Ilfords too. Love them all :))
    However, when I tried to search for Ilford FP4 PLUS it went silent. – “Sorry, but nothing matched your search for “fp4”.
    Which means that it hasn’t been mentioned nowhere on the website.(?)
    Is it so that FP4 (PLUS or not) never appealed to you and you never tried it?
    What I’m trying to say is that it’s kinda missing in otherwise well-represented Ilford’s filmstock line…
    I know that you’re travelling right now and I guess that takes different mode and mood, more leisure, you know.
    But was FP4 PLUS ever under any consideration for the WEEKLY?
    Thanks again, and many happy memories during the trip for you and the family!
    Greetings from Stockhom!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 24, 2022

      Great comment! I have not made an FP4 recipe, but Anders Linborg has! I haven’t published it (yet) because I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but here it is:

      Ilford FP4 Plus 125
      Dynamic Range: DR100
      Film Simulation: Monochrome
      Grain effect: Weak
      Size: Large
      White balance: Daylight
      WB Shift: R:6, B:-8
      Highlight: 0
      Shadow: -1
      Sharpness: 0
      Noise reduction: -4

      Just like the real thing, a slight underexposure protects the highlights and improves contrast. Usually -1/3rd ev is just right. If you don’t mind some blown highlights, just go for it.

      Centered around the upper half of the grayscale. Ranges from soft and dreamy to sharp and almost graphic with pencil like lines. Will very almost never go entirely black and is great for shadow details.

      • Boris M. · May 25, 2022

        Wow! What a day! 🙂
        I confess that I expected somthing like “Yeah, I should ty it. Hope this simulation works out someday..” or similar. But here it comes pretty much ready to use! Why didn’t ask about it sooner?! ))
        Thank you, Ritchie and thank you, my fellow-citizen Anders!

        Loading it as as write it. Well, almost.. 🙂

      • Boris M. · May 25, 2022

        By the way..

        Looks like Anders’ receipe could also include Clarity (since it has Grain Size).
        But I almost have a feeling that Clarity could be in the negative here, just a litlle, like -1. Or not)
        Or would you say we can just skip this particular setting?

        Also, Toning (wc/mg).. (something my X-T30-II calls Monochromatic Color)..
        Any suggestion about this one?

        OR, since they are not mentioned maybe he simply means that they are not in play (?)

        Hope I am not complicating anything)).. and thanks again !

      • Ritchie Roesch · May 26, 2022

        Anders prefers Clarity 0, but I would consider -2; however, I have not used this particular recipe yet. If you want b&w toning (Monochromatic Color), I would suggest wc +1 (or +2) mg 0.

  6. Boris M. · May 27, 2022

    Now all I need is some sunny weather here)) Preferably.
    Thank you sharing this B&W early access/preview, which caught me by a nice little surprise 🙂

  7. Tyson Maughan · November 17, 2022

    Fun fact, the religious extremist/terrorist character Joseph played by Jake Busey in the 1997 film “Contact” was from Panguitch, UT🤔

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