Same park, camera, and film as yesterday.
Lovely shot. I Love the strange green colour it gives the pond a magic feel and would do perfect in a fairy tail book.
11 Jun 2007 10:34am
@Yvon: Thank you very much. I wish you could examine the original slide under a loupe. The scan doesn't begin to do justice to how beautifully the slides came out.
I agree with Yvon, lovely shot. I like the way you have processed this, although the top right light is a little over done for my taste.
11 Jun 2007 10:51am
@Helen: The light at the top right isn't intentional. It's lens flare. A common problem with TLR cameras, especially those which come from the era when lenses, regardless of camera type, didn't have anti-flare coating (something we take for granted these days). The camera is from 1951.
Wonderfully captured and good position here,beautiful !
11 Jun 2007 2:50pm
@Kheoh Yee Wei: Thanks. I enjoyed taking it, and I learned a lot about susceptibility to flare from it. It was a good lesson in learning to pay better attention to all the factors when shooting. Modern cameras have spoiled us, and we're largely used to just pointing in the general direction and pushing a button. A lot to think about with the old cameras that have auto-nothing.
Auto focus? No.
Auto film advance? No.
Auto exposure? No.
Auto shutter cocking? No.
Auto double exposure prevention? No.
Auto frame counter? No.
Built-in metering? No.
Anti-flare lens coating? No.
These old cameras make you slow down and keep your mind on what you're doing. I love my modern whiz-bang digital SLR, but shooting with the antiques is such a different experience that it is almost like having a whole separate hobby.
Glorious, surreal scene.
11 Jun 2007 3:44pm
very mystical scene...the green is really stunning
11 Jun 2007 5:34pm
@Jen: That's 1 part PP, 2 parts Mother Nature, and 3 parts Fuji Provia slide film. I wish there were some way I could let you view the slides directly to see how truly stunning that film is. I had no idea it was so different from regular negative film
green garden..nice shot
11 Jun 2007 10:19pm
@##AMIT##: Thank you. That Fuji slide film does a wonderful job, particularly with greens.
I think this picture is absolutely perfect. I am definately going to remember this picture. Good inspiration/ideas, I can use it when I am heading around my city for some hardcore photography next week :). Thanks and again, great/awesome/wonderful photo :D
11 Jun 2007 10:23pm
@Bhavin: You're very welcome. Makes me glad I got up off my butt and accompanied my wife and daughter to the park that day.
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