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Friday, January 27, 2023

Half-Frame Photography, Surreal Colors

Olympus Pen EE-S, Surreal Colors 01
Olympus Pen EE-S, Surreal Colors 02
Olympus Pen EE-S, Surreal Colors 03
Olympus Pen EE-S, Surreal Colors 04
Olympus Pen EE-S, Surreal Colors 05
#HalfFramePhotography - Five half-frame images with an Olympus Pen EE-S, colors from a roll of expired film.
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It will be quite a hard sell trying to visualize the outcome of your shots with expired films, just be ready to expect the unexpected. Expired films may be fogged, and have decreased sensitivity and contrast, increased grain, color shifts, and reduced saturation that may range from muted colors to extreme desaturation affecting a specific color.
Olympus Pen EE.S
Olympus Pen EE.S

No two rolls of expired film will produce the same results either, as each degrades and warps differently.

Even so, expired films can still surprise you with unexpected imagery. Color shifts, foggy and fuzzy images lacking in sharpness, may provide a vision of the surreal, an option you may not get at all with fresh and current films.

Give yourself a go and you may end up on a high. Sourcing for stocks of expired film, however, may not be easy, as they are not as easily available as expected.




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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I

Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I 01
Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I 02
Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I 03
Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I 04
Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, Going Ultra-Wide I 05
#AnalogDiary - Film photography favorites, five frames with an Olympus Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5, going ultra-wide in the park, Part I.
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It was a fine sunny early evening when I first took the Zuiko Auto-W MC 21mm F3.5, an ultra-wide-angle lens, for a walk in the park. The sun was still bright showing hints of a golden sunset which in the end did not really materialize.
Olympus Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5
Olympus OM-2SP, Olympus Zuiko OM 21mm F3.5

Completed the walk around the lake's perimeter, and finished a roll of shots on a camera with erratic metering. Happy to share the first batch of images here.

Aside from those bunked by the erratic metering of the camera, and shortcomings from my own creativity, the outing went quite well and I was more than pleased with the results.




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