These are photos I took in Osaka while I was there for the big summer festival. It was very hot, so I tried to spend as much time possible indoors to escape the deadly heat.
My Konica slide film failure. I think I got this roll of film from a lady of whom I bought a spinner 360 from. I don’t exactly remember. So first of all the film was probably pretty expired, never properly stored cold and for some reason I decided slide was the best choice to shoot lots of night shots without a tripod. Yeah, that’s not exactly a recipe for success. You didn’t stand a chance you pool roll of Centuria film. Enough with the chit chat bring on the photos.
You can see the heavy purple haze that I had to remove. This photo wasn’t actually as badly underexposed as my other night shots. I’ve seen this type of heavy purple tinting with expired film before and especially when cross processing. But in this case I developed them as slidefilm and holding it in my hand and looking at them with a light source they don’t look as bad as my scans.
You can really see what the underexposure does to the shadows. Trying to save the shot in Photoshop really brings out some ugly blotches. I think I could have made it a bit better with some type of noise removal program, but at this point I don’t feel like putting more effort into these images. I just have to learn my lesson and take better ones the next time.
The daytime photos turned out a bit better, but the heavy purple cast was still present and removing it left the colors a bit muddy.
The following photos I took in Silmido. I still haven’t seen the movie thought I heard good things about it. We looked online to figure out exactly when the tide is low and you cross to the island. There were quite a few people camping on its neighbour island Muuido.
It was quite foggy and moody. Too bad my photos don’t really reflect that.
I asked a friend her opinion about Silmido and she had the following to say:
a) silmido is sad
B)i didnt watch the movie (boohoo)
This was my second roll of double exposures. You can find my first roll here. It was a random experiment, I didn’t know which frames contained what text. I had better results when I did prepare and wrote which frames I had shot what on, you can see those photos here.
This was a roll of Fuji Superia 200 in my Canon SLR 500 shot around Singapore and the original images found online and shot in the dark on my laptop.
I had one roll of Lomo redscale 100 negative film and shot in while in Aruba. I had never shot redscale before and overexposed the roll by one stop after reading about this online. I made sure to shoot in the brightest settings and using my Canon 500 and nifty fifty lens.
For those who don’t know redscale film is reverse film, so you are shooting the wrong side of negative film on purpose and creating this orange/yellow tint.
In the end I am not sure what to think of the film. It’s an interesting look, but I don’t know if it really adds to the image. Maybe it depends on the subject but I don’t think I will be shooting with it going forward. Also if you want to try out this film, there are plenty of tutorials online to show you how to make your own redscale film instead of buying it.
Probably my favourite shot of the roll, but I think it has more to do with the subject matter than the overall color tone of the photo.