"Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." Susan Sontag

Monday, November 2, 2015

A SLICE OF LIGHT

                                          
                                                                                               ©2015 Andy deBruyn


This image reminds me of how much I miss Kodachrome 25. K25 was such a wonderful film however because of the low ISO/ASA of 25 it required a lot of discipline. Shutter speeds of 1/15 or 1/30 were not uncommon so you needed a very steady hand or tripod...and no coffee before a shoot.

Kodak designed K25 to be extra sensitive to orange and red, (from about 600nm to 675nm), hence it was great for skin tones and warm sun colors like evening twilight.

You couldn't push K25 and the exposure had to be dead on to look good. Sometimes you could give it an EI of 32 and saturate the colors, 50 EI gave you thick cinematic looks which is what I was trying to emulate here by shooting at a -2.0 exposure compensation.

Adding digital noise or or a push button film look doesn't quite cut it so this is mostly just an in camera technique.

Still I love the cinematic feel of the image with just a slice of light. The inherent digital noise is just something I'll have to mentally sub for film grain.


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