Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia. But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me. I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals. It’s still fun to shoot and experience the process of film:
The challenge of trying to get 90% hit ratio on a roll of 36 or 24. The wait of getting the film developed. The wait before you see the colors that the film naturally baked in after a long scan. And the time it takes to try and color correct/grade the images to whatever you want. This is color negative film so it’s still an intermediate to whatever direction you’d like to take it. Just like with any camera or imaging device, we often times take pictures just to see what it would look like later. Film can definitely make photos look like they were captured decades ago.
This Fujifilm Superia 400 is still available at various Wal-Marts in the 3 pack, but it has gone up a dollar or two since this time last year. It’s a cooler (in temperature) film than others, but you can’t beat the price in a 36exp roll. For some scans I left the magenta and bluish leanings of the film. In all fairness to Fujifilm, and really all film manufactures, these films are meant to be printed on their machines on paper with the factory color correction.
So here are 33 shots from a roll of 36
Bonus Shots: Nikon 24-70mm 2.8G on the same camera and film as above
I also switched mid roll to another lens for more composition variety and to be able to focus close enough to the A-1 shots below. The day was a lot darker and cloudier than the pictures show, so the camera needed 1/20 of a second at ISO 400.