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 Post subject: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:33 am 
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I took these with TriX 400 film. It was over a year ago and don't remember if it was 35 mm or Medium Format (or one of each). I am pretty sure I developed these myself using D76 developer.

I very much love the grain but don't remember if I pushed the film. Light dodging and burning in PS.


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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:19 pm 
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I love the depth of field and simplicity in the first. Really great sense of texture in it. What MF camera are you using?
Second is very well timed and exposed, but I just don't feel the birds are a big enough part of the image- it took me a second to settle on the as the main subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:12 pm 
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Hi Lazarus,

I use a Mamiya 645AF. I have also used a Rolleiflex (love) and a Holga (fun). The baby birds I discovered by accident. I rounded the corner of this building and the mama flew off. I hit the side of the building to get them to reappear. It was hard to make them more distinctive with such a shallow dof. I like it but they are hard to distinguish.


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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Love the textures as well and I think one of the things that is taking too much attention away from the 2nd picture is the high-contrast. Not sure what program you are using to scan your negatives but I have found that using 3 samples in Vuescan helps resolve better shadows and highlight detail. If you clip the highlights, you can easily prevent it from washing out.

I saw your website and really like the analog portraits!

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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:15 am 
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Thanks!

I have never really gotten my workflow down with scanning. I use the Epson V600 and I am sure it is more capable than what I have given it. For client work I send them to a lab. I used to feel that I had to print them from the negative but lately I have done more printing digitally.


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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
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Epson V600 is a great scanner (I have the next version up V700) and I think even the included Epson Scan software can pull really awesome scans. Let me know if you would like me to share screenshots of my workflow when I scan using Epson Scan.

I have been printing digital too but mostly for color. I recently bought the Pro 100 and the printer is absolutely amazing but I still tell myself that darkroom prints are better :)

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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:37 pm 
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I am the same actually, I have the V550 and feel like I've never really gotten the best out of it. I think I need to sit down one day and play with all the settings with multiple versions of the same image.
My work has a V700 as well, I might have to try that out sometime as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:33 pm 
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I love B&W photos, but honestly, these are just too contrasty for my taste. The birds are almost completely lost in the 2nd, I didn't see them until I read the other posts, and then looked at the photo again.

The first, I don't know. It's a fire hydrant. I guess the angle and the overgrowth add some interest, but it needs something more for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
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No worries, Mike. I don't expect everyone to love everything I do, or even anything. I personally like the contrast and grain in certain photographs. And I do have reasons that I like the fire hydrant one. But with any art it is subjective and what I visualize in the context of something someone else is left scratching their head because it doesn't say that to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Film and Grain
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:04 pm 
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I too didn't spot the birds until I read about them. Now I see them I love them! They obviously make the image, and it's great timing, I just wish they were more prominent.

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