Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/19

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Subject: [Leica] Nepal
From: oliverbryk at (Oliver)
Date: Sun Sep 19 10:56:14 2004

Alastair wrote:
"I'm hoping to do mostly b/w for the landscapes, but will also do some
colour work. Sounds like the polarizer sends the sky almost black. Might be
a good effect with b/w once or twice ;-)"

Alastair, after reading your post about b&w I reviewed a sample of
Kodachromes I made in the Himalaya and Karakoram. I would be concerned about
using mostly b&w because of merging of tonalities. There's a lot of green
and grey in the landscapes and many skin tones are almost a zone darker than
caucasian. In the cities color is often a real eyecatcher. I would not use
Kodachrome again because it's too contrasty for my taste; I'm partial to
Agfa Optima 100.

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