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Just Beginning

Taken on the floodwall, levee trail, or whatever you want to call it, sometime last semester. The clouds looked good but time was short, so I went there because it's minutes from my house. The smokestacks are from the LG&E plant. The smoke and the clouds lit up not long after this. You can see a little but of pink here, but I will be posting more shots later that have much, much more.

 

For this shot, I used a Mamiya 645 that I got on e-bay a while back. Yes, I spent money on a medium format film camera. It's silly, but I think it's really cool, kind of a nostalgia thing I guess. Unfortunately, the only place that will develop them (since I have no experience with or access to darkroom equipment) is about 40 minutes away and they don't do too good of job, in my opinion. A lot of the 4x6 prints are really dark and the color isn't great. I thought the exposure issue was my fault, but I just scanned some of the negatives into the computer and discovered that's not the case.

 

I have never scanned negatives before, but I wasn't using a dedicated negative scanner. Dust was a major issue and I don't think the negative holders actually kept the negative flat, so the resolution and detail are pretty terrible. Had to color correct the piss out of this, but I think it's okay.

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Taken on January 29, 2011