Mass shooting, fires to the east and to the west. My husband took this whilst out on a walk with the dogs.
Another picture using the Trip 35 and Rollei RPX 25. Here I used some of the LUTs from On1’s 2018 software. They are rather fun to use with B&W film.
I have had a roll of Rollei 25 RPX in the Olympus Trip 35 for over a year. Finally finished it up. At iso 25, this film requires bright light along with a steady hand. A lot of the time I had neither. Out of a roll of 36, maybe 5-7 are any good. I think this one is one of my favorites – it has people in it! Most of my pictures do not – so this is a rare occasion on this end!
I’m of two thoughts about hibiscus flowers. No fragrance, often ants are in them, not a good cut flower. On the other hand, the bushes are so cheerful and come in so many colors and sizes, they add a lot to a garden. As a photographic subject, done right, they have a lot to offer as far as shape, texture, and shadow.
More post-production playing.
In a way, just devoting some time to playing with a color image and converting it to black and white is a very educational experience. For instance, many times with black and white film and no filter, everything gets lost – it’s all the same as far as the film goes.
Here, a digital image of a fremontia, a low-growing bush found in California, with bright yellow flowers, gives way to a rather lovely black and white image (at least I think so!) when properly manipulated. Filters are necessary for good b&w, but here, just a few mouse clicks, some home-made or pre-made presets, and off you go!
I am currently going through my archives and looking at yellow things – how well do they change into mono?
More adventures in post-processing. Here, yellow flowers turned to black and white. It is endlessly fascinating what you can do with a computer . . . but I still like film a lot!