Thank you so much for checking this out Andy!In #27 and #30, Royce looks like he is jumping out of frame. You have quickly mastered the Washi F in my estimation. #28 Looks surreal. The lighting in this image is represented in a nearly alien way. #29 Looks like two of the bots from our other Octoberfest colleague. Is that what you were going for? If so, success!
One of my favorite aspects of Washi F is the amount of white. It's a nearly orthochromatic film with no anti-halation layer. This layer is added to normal film to stop light from traveling through film emulsion as if it were a light-pipe, bouncing off each layer interface through the light sensitive emulsion. Little did those medical imagers know, but us pictorialists really dig this look. At first I used a bluish filter, like my 80B, but it doesn't seem to affect the look of the film. Maybe there is a stop(ish) of exposure extra without the filter. The tones also seem bit better without any filter. Metering as surely easier.Wonderful lines from the white, to the rails, to the ties for the track. Well done Chris.
Lots of contrast!
This is the tunnel for the park's train ride, they really go all out, decorating it for holidays. Halloween might just be the easiest. The lower part is the back of the engine, but to me it looks like a spider's face.Nice decorations lurking...
Royce watches way too much You Tube. A lot of his expressions nd gestures are from the videos he watches there. Becky and I review them, and counteract when necessary. Royce's "iPad" is really a Kindle Fire 7", which has very good parental control capability, and we can limit or expand his selection in real time.Love the expression and great composition, Chris.
Hi again Nikoneer, and welcome to the Cafe, and Octoberfest in particular!Filmgrain does have a " look " unrivalled by digital....I entered the digital era late ( 2008 )..convinced it could never replace film, but that was put to shame with the arrival of the Kodak SlrN...since then I have not looked back.....unless i could afford a 120 roll for the Horseman...but I have tucked away both Durst Laborator`s and just invested in a PC-E Nikkor 19 f4.0 , so film is out of the question for the moment.....sigh.
Still on track is the winner. You'll criticize me for looking besides the main subject, but: the reflection adds. The burnt out sky. The trees and their silhouettes, especially the two right behind Royce, looking as if they were one. The special 'glow'.
Yes you shot that about 60 years ago, must be Octoberfest 1962. Then you forgot it, until now...
What youtube's that face from ?
Hehe, yes, cross processing, multi exposure, strange things ... were all possible, have all been done, in film before! Glad you show something special, here!
Day 28: The Poodles Think It's 1962
Washi Z with no filter
Day 29: Scariness Lurks in the Tunnel
You've now got the film processing doing exactly what you want. Nicely executed Chris.Day 30: The Last Ta-Da of the Day
What an offbeat and unexpected shot, Chris. Reminds me of a mid '30's poster for a avantgarde gallery show. Well done, and perfect for the end of Octoberfest.