| The beautiful art of film photography |
What’s to write about these gloomy grim days with no light or colours? Well, there is actually new patterns and shapes that reveals in the familiar surroundings. And the busy summer locations rest in a slow winter pace… This year January has been kind to us, not that extreme cold or even special amount of snow that usually occurs in Sweden in January. And when I think of that, I kind of like these images anyway…
I hope you do that too…
This film has been around for a year now, but for me it´s a new and very pleasant acquaintance. A high contrast film for those gloomy days… And at least for me there is more areas within photography than street photography that is limiting me with dull light. As I like the black and white very much, then I just need a gloomy day with no shadows, just plain boring dull light, whatever I want to photograph, to loose my motivation and lust for creativity. So it is very thrilling to have a high contrast black and white film with good ISO and very appealing look.
These two old drying barns is photographed in almost full sunshine, and I didn’t almost tweak them at all in Lightroom. I scan my images as if they were RAWfiles, with all information left in the histogram, as TIFF files, and then I import them into Lightroom and crop them back to the right ratio, dust picking and some level adjustments. That´s it. But with this film it was much easier with the levels, almost nothing at all to do to get the image back to “as photographed”.
My two little Sheltie girls is photographed in very dull and boring light, and I hadn´t much hope for the images, but I must say that I´m overwhelmed with the result! Just LOVE it!!
First little lady is Alice 8 years old
This is the little princess Liza, she is just 10 months old
Also this fishermans shed is photographed in gloomy light, a very overcast day, and I think, as with my dogs, the result is nothing less than brilliant.
So, Japan Camera Hunter Bellamy, when can we see this great film in 120? And in sheet film?
I wish you all a fabulous rest of the week, with all the inspiration and creativity you need!
Yes I know, Holga Week is in July… But both in 2015 and 2016 I photographed a couple of rolls with my Holgas during this week.
I just developed them only a couple of days ago….
So, here we go and I hope you like some summer memories in the middle of the coldest winter.
Just me – Holgawise