Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions,
So this is more of a user’s guide than a film review. I’ll let you try the film and decide if you like it. FIRST: the angle of the sun with respect to your image scene is the biggest factor for a successful image. I’ve discussed in a Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions, I have touched upon this in previous post and hope to publish a full summary review of my experiences soon. But note that the ideal sun angle is 90 to 180 degrees from the image scene. In my most recent Lomo Purple roll shown here, I was careful with the sun angle.
I have one more roll of medium format Lomo Purple being developed now. I also plan on running an exposure time test for the RSS Pinhole. AND in a few weeks I expect an @35mmc summary article of My Lomo Purple experiences to be published.
From the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……..
The Argentine Giant: Echinopsis candicans. Very similar to the Face of a Flower ………That image, from Monterey, California.
Something that I want to spend more time on……..B&W Flowers. More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……
Above: same flowers, different perspectives.
Below: Same Flowers, different f-stops; right has more bokeh.
My home garden is blooming….time to move outside and work on some local B&W Flower Portraits.
P.S. : I will actually have more B&W flowers coming in August. Developed a roll recently that is all flowers from my garden.
We had a bad hail storm a few days ago. Some garden carnage, but this Prickly Poppy managed to survive:
I’ve completed half of my Proton Bean Treatments. Wooooo Hoooo! So I’m sharing one of my husband’s digital images of: Argentine Giant (Echinopsis candicans). Happily blooming in a median at the Mayo Clinic.
My Film Cacti Photos Coming Soon!
You can fine a lot online regarding Reflected UV and flowers. So on a visit to a Friend (who conveniently owns an orchid nursery) I took the time do do a few Experiments:
I’m still working on achieving those ‘spectacular examples….But I’m also getting the impression that most flowers DON’T display the spectacular UV Affects.
And the ‘natural’ light images for comparison. See all the results HERE.
Well if you didn’t see my Satuday post it is now too late for you to enter……Here are my Color Entries: