Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Check This Out

Back in November I got lucky with this handheld digital shot at Great Falls. Trying to see what I could do with film, I returned to the same spot the very next day with a tripod and the N90s loaded with Velvia. Film is very challenging for me. Velvia, in particular, delivers great colors, but is just plain hard to get "perfect." Anyways, here's what happens when I get Velvia as perfect as I can make it. This is why I love film. Check out the difference between film and digital, in these pretty good (and very similar) shots. The first three are film, the last one is digital. Keep in mind, this is nearly identical light, with the same polarizing filter - look at the color differences:


Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm f1.4; "S" mode, at 1/2 second; Hoya Polarizer, Velvia 50.


Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm f1.4; "S" mode, at 1/2 second; Hoya Polarizer, Velvia 50.


Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm f1.4; "S" mode, at 1/2 second; Hoya Polarizer, Velvia 50.


Nikon D200; 27mm f18; 1/5 second; ISO 400; WB shade; Hoya Circular Polarizer.