Ya'll missed a good time walking around the Baker neighborhood. This being our second tour of the environs, I think toro_mike and I left no photographic stone unturned. We also were entertained by a neighborhood denizen for, well, just about too long. I'll post some photos before long.
Nice flickr gallery.
I'm really starting to like Ektar.
Would you say that the blue is accurate to your memory? Or is it a tad overblown by the film?
I'm just curious how close you would say these are to the real thing.
EDIT: I mean the teal-type blue on the buildings, not the blue sky.
Well, Ektar is a high-saturation film. Having said that, the colors are what made me take these shots in the first place (I crouched down just-so to get the truck situated against those background colors), so they are probably close to the actual scene. But I am horrible at remembering what things looked like and whether it matches the film. I have some red/green colorblindness, but I should be OK at matching the colors as I perceive them.
I'm one of those folks that likes "hyper-real", so I'll even add a bit of saturation in post processing if the photo doesn't "pop" (yes I post process my film scans :)). I try to keep it tasteful, but perhaps I fail sometimes.
No no! Your shots look good! I've seen that before as well where I'll take a photo that looks like it's too bright but then I go past the spot again or remember better later and realize "Nope, that's just how the subject looked!"
I've only shot 1 test roll of Ektar so far so I don't know all the quirks and foibles. I was just curious if that was an over-saturation of the teal range of color. I guess not! :)
Great shots Mike! Well done. I especially like this one that you took:
Very nice! I'll get some posted here shortly...
Okay, here are a couple of mine - all are shot with my Pentax 6x7, with new light seals, on Kodak TMY-2 and Ilford FP4+... I will drop off my color film at Englewood Camera today or tomorrow for processing. I'm really anxious to see the results as I shot a roll of the new Kodak Portra 400 in 120.
The rest are on my Flickr page HERE.
The scans look a touch dark here at work, but looked fine on my home screen (semi-calibrated). Excuse the scans, I just quickly did it and paid very little attention to clean up. You may even see some newton rings on some of them. :blink: That's what happens when you just scan through the negative holders!
They look great for having been scanned through the negative holders. I like the last one the best, perhaps because I shot from the same location (different take, of course), and yours looks great in B&W. I like the fact that it's all sharp, but very gritty. When I saw mine from the same spot I loved the color and texture but I wished I'd chosen to stop down to get the rubble. Not digging my out-of-focus rubble as much as I thought I would.
Originally Posted by toro_mike
Thanks! 6x7 really does lend itself to sharp, gritty shots. I think it will look fantastic enlarged to 11x14!
Originally Posted by mathomas
I LOVE the colors and texture in your shot... Fantastic!
I would have to agree about the OOF rubble... I find it distracting as my eye is immediately drawn to it. I don't, however, think it ruins the shot.