Just got my slides back from the lab and was most disappointed with the results. Only this one is vaguely worth posting. These guys were keeping the crowds entertained outside a pub during the London Marathon back in April.
I think sadly it's time to consign my film equipment to ebay.
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melmcree (18) 2007-05-08 15:54
Nice light and great focus. A very entertaining picture.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-05-08 16:40
Don't do it Roberto! What was wrong with the slides? If it was the processing, change labs. Otherwise, if it was something like exposure, just take a look at your technique.
Of course, things are easier with digital, but film has a quality that digital can't touch, especially when it comes to black and white.
Talking of black and white, I don't think colour slide film was the best choice for a black and white conversion. Try using something like Tri-X or Ilford Delta and scanning it, the results will blow any digital mono out of the water.
This is a well composed shot, but the harsh light wasn't doing you any favours. There are some unsightly shadows on the face of the guy on the left, and the highlights are quite over-exposed - would have been even worse with digital though!
prezntime (3946) 2007-05-08 20:40
DO NOT SELL THE FILM EQUIPMENT!
You will not get the quality that you search for. Something about silver clumping on paper...the depth is deifferent...the slight imperfections, almost unnoticable, make the photo come alive. Get a good digital, use it for awhile, but keep that film handy...it will never be replaced. I don't care how good...for example, you'll never produce an electric Stratavarius violin.
The photo is extremely solid, the B&W conversion would look better as B&W fiilm, but it is as good as most digital B&W shots. Aside from the tonality, I really like the scene.