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amateras says:

wonders never cease
I've tried a few weeks ago shooting on film and, besides the colors (which are "quite" important for a photo), there is nothing i can complain about:D i don't know what went wrong with the colors and the light, now i use another film and I'm curious what it will look like. if you have any suggestions regarding the exposure or anything else about this photo please share.
3:45AM, 28 June 2008 PDT (permalink)

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keyfob says:

first of all let me say what a fantastic shot, wonderful expression.
the combination of child, window and track with an unknown destination is very symbolic of their life's journey, in this case beautifully done. one of my favorite photos is of a girl in a train by a japanese photographer, ..... have to look him up to get a link for you!

as for colour film, i used to print my own colour prints as i found i was disappointed by the washed out, low contrast result from the labs in glasgow. i would get 6x4 prints as proofs from the lab then print my own, what a difference! i never liked handing over my film anyway preffered to do the whole process myself...labour of love:)

unfortunately the colour processor is no longer used in the college darkroom, its dedicated to b&w. i have to say its digitals fault, that said, digital is as good as a colour print and removes the need for outside labs, that do give poor results.
black and white film and silver halide printing will never be beaten for the quality and richness it produces, i hope it is like vinyl and has a huge revival!


whenever i scan prints i go in really close and clone out any dust and scratches so i have as perfect a copy as i can, it would be nice to see your fabulous shot after a similar treatment.
71 months ago (permalink)

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amateras says:

ok, I'll correct the dust and other little imperfections in the photo... unfortunately i can't process the film on my own and i wouldn't dare yet... in have no experience with it and i have already messed up a film with even less complicated things (too ashamed to say what it was). i think i will just try different labs until I'll be satisfied with the result. i really had some problems with the contrast and low color saturation with this one.
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Lucy G Photography says:

I cant say any think about the film ect as I have no idea, but can I just say what an amazing shot it is well done I am v jealous.
71 months ago (permalink)

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keyfob says:

colour film processing is tricky due to the temperature needing to be kept stable, i had 72 shots just slide right off two films once, very depressing, and the chemicals are difficult to get now. a good compromise is to have your films developed by a lab and print them yourself, colour enlargers are going cheap on ebay due to digital but really i think you would be better dedicating your film camera to b&w, the chemicals are readily available and are less harmful to work with, also contrast is easier to master than colour casts in the darkroom!
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k15n1 says:

I think it's a fine shot. Her face is so light that one could argue that it's a little overexposed. I guess the rails are a little distracting. Maybe you could clone them out. I had to do that for IDA's nose in the photo below, which had a similar reflection but the shiny gas jet interfered.

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Tim TheRed says:

I think this shot is perfect. 10/10. Faved.

The angle, lighting, exposure, subject, and emotion are all wonderful. It conveys a clear feeling and is artistically excellent.

I'd even leave the dust (except perhaps the two bright specks, one on the nose and one at the corner of the mouth).

Outstanding.
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