Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] Nepal
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Mon Sep 20 02:15:33 2004
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Thanks Oliver, I have not seen much b/w work of the Himalaya, and maybe 
that's why !! I may have to think about using a filter or two. I just 
read a review on Optima and it sounds good ;-)
On 19/09/2004, at 11:37 PM, Oliver wrote:

> 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.
> Oliver
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