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Subject: [Leica] First film in a long time
From: lluisripollphotography at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2018 00:07:26 +0200
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The B&W image I like better is the second one, maybe on the third one you 
express what you saw?., but the second onesmooth tones are beautiful. I do 
not comment compared with color, B&W or Color is a personal choice.


> El 7 juny 2018, a les 6:43, Howard L Ritter Jr <hlritter at> va 
> escriure:
> I decided to dip into film photography again, and this is the first fruit: 
> <>
> We were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in western NC near the town of 
> Boone. I pulled into an overlook to watch a spring shower move across the 
> mountains and valleys. I captured a B&W film image with a Leica R9, 21-35 
> Elmarit, and Tmax 100, and one with my iPhone. I?ve posted both, both 
> tweaked for contrast in PS. I?ve also posted the iPhone image converted to 
> greyscale, just for comparison.
> I certainly like the B&W, but I?m not sure this kind of largely 
> mid-grey-toned scene (as opposed to Lluis-type street scenes) is what B&W 
> is made for. Here I think the color image works best.
> And I?m either disappointed in the quality of the film image or impressed 
> by that of the iPhone image ? both, I guess. This kind of image quality 
> from a camera tucked in almost as an afterthought, just because they could 
> do it, into the corner of a cell phone! That?s borderline miraculous. 
> I didn?t expect this much grain with Tax 100, but I may have been 
> heavy-handed with Photoshop on the film image. Also, the scale of the 
> iPhone image is larger, with an equivalent FL of 28mm vs. the 21mm of the 
> film image. I?m going to scan the negative with my own scanner to get 
> equivalent pixels-per-degree in both images, re-process them both, and see.
> C&C welcome.
> ?howard
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