Film

Not many people know this* but I have nothing against digital photography.  Except I have a love-hate relationship with it.  Love its instant nature and plasticity.  The first image in Places in the gallery is a digital original, made with the Fuji XPro-1 and Fujinon 18mm lens.  Until recently I've been a "purist" - image manipulation from the original should be none or minimal.  But in this case, the original did not convey the emotions I had, and still have, for that day and visit.

Feeling:

 © 2016 Earl dunbar

© 2016 Earl dunbar

 

"Reality":

Still, photographs originating on the medium of film, particularly black and white film, evoke a different aesthetic and feeling for me, even when digitized via scanning.  Applying filters or actions to a digital original to emulate a particular film look in a post processing application can be pretty good, but to my eye they don't succeed 100%.  Sometimes it's the only option, sometimes it's "close enough for jazz", but unless one is on deadline, why?  Take the extra time and effort to shoot it on film and cut out all the tedious post-processing.

Dave: TMax 400-2, Rolleiflex K4-A with 75mm f3.5 Tessar