Film Friday–week 3

Another week, another roll of film. I try to stretch out the roll so that it lasts me all week. I don’t want to shoot it all in the first couple of days, but I this week I found myself saving too many frames for later, until I had to shoot most of the roll in just two days. Balance! It is challenging.

I kind of love this first photo, which came out way better than I expected it to. I did a few bathtub shots that night, only to remember after that because it was tungsten lighting I was probably going to have very yellow pictures, since my film is daylight balanced. If I shot these on my digital and left the white balance set to 5500K (daylight), they would have looked awful. Awful. (But of course I would set the white balance to something nicer looking, around 2850K, the color of tungsten light.) But what I don’t get is how these tungsten-lit photos can still look this good–there’s some yellow but it’s not awful–on this film. I actually like the effect here. My mind–it is blown.

My absolute favorite from this roll, though, is the very last one, on the right side. The little alleyway with strings of lights crisscrossing overhead–this was tucked away unexpectedly behind a restaurant. Houston needs more little places of character like this.

As before, all shot with the Nikon N80 on expired Fuji NPH. The rest of the roll is in thumbnails below.


heidi - Love these!!! I too have noticed that lighting that kills digi whi bal is not a big deal on film. 🙂April 1, 2011 – 1:32 pm

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