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 runnig an exposure time test for the RSS Pinhole. AND in a few weeks I expect an @Emulsivefilm summary article of My Lomo Purple experiences to be published.
OK, I’m a believer. Photographers were always raving about Ilford HP5. But I didn’t share the fascination until this past Spring. On my Journey to Phoenix I wanted to take 35 mm B&W film. The only thing I had in the fridge was Ilford HP5. So I grabbed the 5 rolls and headed out………
And I’ve finally discovered the situations where the ‘GRAIN” works for me. Here is a summary of my HP5 Best Case (all HP5 except where noted):
(Note: the datura, upper right is T-MAX)
(Note: Yuca Baccata, upper left, is digital IR)
September on my Other Blog is all about B&W in the Garden.
Natural features are sometimes much more intriguing than human-made ones……..But still check out the Sears-Kay Ruins.
Two perspectives at about the same zoom………..
From the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……..
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.
My husband suggested a different crop for Arcosanti to eliminate a disracting sky:
And the Original below….Which do you Prefer?
I decided to use Kodak Color Plus 200 for my Frugal Film Project. However, I didn’t have the camera that I planned to use with me in Arizona. So I did a preliminary film test using my Minolta X-700. Here I present side by side color rendering examples from both films:
For all of these examples, Kodak E100 (@EI 125) is on the left and Kodak ColorPlus 200 is on the right.
Here I don’t think I’m showing precisely the same orange cactus flower; but it gives you an idea.
As with my previous experience all of the E100 is colder. And we know I prefer the warmer colors…………
More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……You can tell I spent a lot of time there!
Below, my wide angle view of the scene…………….