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kodak bw400cn
canon fd 35mm f/2
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This is great! I think I like it better than the previous 'bombed out car' posts.

Posted by Darren at June 20, 2005 01:18 PM
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I really like the B&W tones of this image. I see you used the BW400cn film for the shot. How do you like it? Did this shot require much post processing? Sorry for all my questions, but I have been tempted to try that for awhile now. Sometimes I just don't feel like developing film, and today is one of those days.

Posted by David Kapp at June 20, 2005 10:20 PM
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i really like that film, so much so that it is almost the only bw film i use now. it's very flexible, and inky, and smooth. even if i had a darkroom and way more time, i would probably still choose it over most real bw film in many situations. it's *great* for street photography because it has really excellent range and doesn't lose highlights, which means less time fiddling with exposure and more time pointing and shooting. also it scans very well on my nikon coolscan v. and it has a sort of pseudo grainy that i like up close. yes i like it a lot.

i do a fair bit of photoshop. any scan requires curve adjustments. recently i've been playing with gaussian blur on a duplicate layer and blending it in soft light mode, then using curves on the blur layer. i find this smooths out tonal transitions a lot and can really increase the perceived dynamic range, and sometimes lends a kind of dreamy quality.

Posted by matto at June 21, 2005 12:17 AM
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My first thought was "hey, she's got my purse" (literally) -- and then the word DANGER sort of made my eye travel across the image and wow. Powerful stuff. Fabulous, as always, Matt.

Posted by myla at June 21, 2005 10:34 AM
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