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The Story: Shooting Digital Like Film

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First the Quote from Frank H. Wu on 35mmc:

“The lesson to be learned about life is that we, or at least I, do not appreciate as much what I have been given as what I have had to bargain for. I earn my film photos. I have to be able to afford it. That means repeatedly. Each and every satisfying click and whirr is a few pennies, which must be in the pocket. I am automatically averse to waste.”

The conclusion is that His film photos are always personally more satisfying (and often objectively better) than His digital images.

My best photos are definitely film.  One of last year’s successes IS digital (shown above), but I planned and captured the image like it was film.  I saw the potential image, walked around the scene looking for the best angles, made three images; taking into consideration how I might crop the final images as well.  And THINKING like a film photographer avoids Waste.  For a digital Photographer, the “waste”  is all that time you spend in front of the computer sorting through hundreds of images that you would never use. For any given scene, when shooting film I have at most 4-5 images to sort through.  If you think film is expensive, what is all that time you spend in Lightroom or Photoshop worth?  The most I do in Photoshop is adjust the contrast and brightness for posting online.  In the (real) Darkroom  I do the film tests and adjust the Contrast using filters.  Of course, if I have used the proper contrast filter and exposure when capturing the image, adjustments will be straight forward.  Hmmmm……I’m feeling that I need to write a post on Contrast Filters,  coming soon!

 

Somehow Interesting……

Sometimes you see an image, and know that it has to be captured, even if an unconventional subject.

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Which Crop do You Prefer?

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I think what I really like is the water fountain.  So maybe I’ll try a closer crop?

Let’s Take A Break………

Let’s take a break from all of the Artistic Seriousness.  Sometimes photography should just be FUN!  So I’ll share with you A tasty morsel from our Team Building Garden at work: Courtesy of Team Plantform….

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And it was VERY YUMMY!

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I’ve also tagged this as an ‘Intersection’, because Gardening is its own Art Form……

Library Door

Another entry for Thursday Doors……….Denver Main Library (Service Door).

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I tried a crop (below) but I like this version better……..Which do You prefer?

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Doors From Evans School

I like shooting doors through doors and windows, etc.  And I think I’m going to post this on Thursday Doors Too.

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Click here for more Doors Open Denver from My Photo Diary.

Reflected UV Experiments: Orchids

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:

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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.

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And the ‘natural’ light images for comparison.  See all the results HERE.