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#1 Doc Henry

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:49

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After 3 years of digital M, coming back to the film that gives me more pleasure to photograph.
Results: the beauty and high fidelity of the image are present : image with a consistency that is not found in the digital, non-smooth edges of
subjects or objects, more natural color, brief more natural picture ....:)

I would like to open this thread to share with you and collect pictures of those who still practice the film and who share my point of view :)

Thank you to post what you want in this thread ..... we are in the "other" section.So the success of this thread depends on you,
otherwise it will be forgotten
Finally, I would like the film deserves this return because it's worth it!
and welcome to all for color photos as black and white

I start if you allow me :)

Thank you for reading me
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at the last Sunday market in our city

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#2 Doc Henry

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:23

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another picture with (new) Kodak Portra 400

The "Rocher de Cancale" in Brittany (France)
R8 Elmar 35

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:32

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Mont Saint Michel (France) under the clouds and in summer :mad:

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:40

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Wild daisies in b&w (for Ingrid)

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:23

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Bonjour Henri,

I still prefer black and white film (I use almost no colour). The advantages of digital don’t mean much to me. Seeing instant results is not so useful, since what comes out of a camera is always far from a final result, and the final result requires time and thought.

Film also continues to improve. The quality of available film and developers is as good as it has ever been, and it is still as competent as digital sensors of equivalent size.

I also much prefer silver gelatine prints. They have a presence that is unique, which I like. Silver prints are generally not available to the digital home worker. They are available, but not so easily, and not instantly (eliminating one advantage of the digital camera).

I also am not sure I would be quite as pleased to live with a current digital M camera as I am with my M3 and (particularly!!) my M2. I have not yet used or seen anything that surpasses them.

I also like the fact that pressing the button has a cost. It means that I won’t take a machine gun approach (because there is no incremental cost to making another digital exposure). Good pictures imply thought of one form or another, and the constraint of 36 pictures and some cost is not limiting – it promotes good and thoughtful photography.

The picture is at St-Amand-de-Coly, near Sarlat-la-Canéda, France.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 19:37

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Michael thank you to leave your comment I find interesting, I see you're still remained faithfull to film and you are right to keep your M camera M3 and M2 still like me :)

Claude Monnet's garden (France) with Kodak Portra 400 (2 photos)

Reflection and Pond of Claude Monnet the french painter
Note the green color of the bridge that is exactly what we see !

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and the garden of Claude Monnet:

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R8 Elmar 70 and 35 mm
Thanks also to Stuart, Sparkassenkundeand Klopik104 for looking

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 19:48

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another picture of this so beautiful place

The pond and a second bridge yet opposite, on the other side
and its famous garden lilies

Kodak Portra 400

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:02

Henri -

A beautiful set.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:26

Thank you Stuart for looking and for your nice comments :)

Recent tulip blossom Kodak Portra 160
What do you think of this soft focus that I can not have with my two digital M?

Note the thickness of the tulip petal versus smooth thinness in digital

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:43

with the last Kodachrome 60 slide

the true natural color and petals / leaves thick (not thin as cigarette paper)

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 13:15

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and a rose with Kodak Portra 400
natural with this blur, but also sharp , just for nuance

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 13:35

All very very well done. I might post some also, but the quality of these is intimidating. :)

May I ask about the extent of digital post processing in these?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 13:42

Mamiya 7II + TriX

I'm deleting this lovely photo because it violates Forum rules: Photos posted here must be made with a Leica camera, or a Leica lens, or both.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 13:55

All very very well done. I might post some also, but the quality of these is intimidating. :)
May I ask about the extent of digital post processing in these?

Hi Kd I did not make any post-processing
Just raw Tiff coming out the Nikonscan (all set as standard) and Jpeg for post :)
I rarely post processe because I trust rendering of ​​the film
Thanks for looking and comments
Best regards
Henry
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 14:06

Hi Kd I did not make any post-processing
Just raw Tiff coming out the Nikonscan (all set as standard) and Jpeg for post :)
I rarely post processe because I trust rendering of ​​the film
Thanks for looking and comments
Best regards
Henry


Thank you. I have returned to film for much of my RF shooting as I have sold my M9 and await an M240. I have to say I do enjoy it and have considered passing on the M as a result. But my results have been inconsistent, especially with color film.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 14:08

Thanks Craig for posting from Singapore
Nice portrait in b&w of vietnamese or chinese from Singapore ?
It makes me want to post these pictures of Vietnam ::)


Halong Bay (Vietnam) Fuji film Superia

No post processing

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 14:17

Thank you. I have returned to film for much of my RF shooting as I have sold my M9 and await an M240. I have to say I do enjoy it and have considered passing on the M as a result. But my results have been inconsistent, especially with color film.

You are welcome :)
I would like also to order the new M but when I saw the color and overall image rendering Cmos versus M8 and M9, I've changed my mind.
For against, I'll buy a MP ! I have become allergic to digital and I will treat myself :D
Henry

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 15:10

Thanks Craig for posting from Singapore
Nice portrait in b&w of vietnamese or chinese from Singapore ?
It makes me want to post these pictures of Vietnam ::)

Henry


Thanx Henry... I probably should have said where this was. Its on board a ship docked at the Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 16:43

another from Vietnam ......

Lake of the Restored Sword in Hanoi (Vietnam) where legend says that:
once upon a time a king who has to hunt Chinese invaders received from a big turtle in the lake, a sword to fight ....... 10 years later, the king must give back this sword demanded by a turtle sent from heaven :)

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 18:45

I thought there would be more black & white, its great to see such fantastic colours.

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