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The man and the sea

The man and the sea

Wellington coastline living up to its windy and wet reputation. A perfect day to use film instead of digital.

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  1. October 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    as somebody who has hardly used film(family had a point a shoot Kodak film camera when we were kids but since then its always one or other digital version) I’ve always been curious about film and people who still use it. I am curious why you felt this scene was better suited for film rather than digital ? What makes you decide when to use either.

    On an unrelated note, I’ve often wondered about trying out film and large format precisely – the 8 x 10, but have never got around to getting initiated yet.

    • October 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

      I learned photography on film, and particularly enjoyed developing black & white images myself in the darkroom. This image was taken with an old Canon film camera. However, except for a few shots from time to time on my Holga, I don’t use film much these days. But I do find that getting good black & white images on digital can take a lot of post-processing to get exactly the look, feel and particularly contrast that sometimes comes more naturally on B&W film (although sometimes I spent ages in the darkroom dodging and burning until I was happy with the print!).
      If you can get your hands on a large format it would be fantastic – I would love to see what images you get from it. I’ve never tried one.

      • October 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        investing in a camera system takes a lot of time and learning (and not to forget bucks! ). Everytime i think about it, i realize how much time it took for me just to get a hang of the Digital thing.That more than anything makes me avoid jumping to it but a part of me says I will give it a try someday 🙂

  2. December 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    alicia – I like this shot! I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind me using it for a post – on inspiration (the theme will be rain/darkness). I’ll credit you of course. Thanks – let me know!

    • December 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Marina. Glad you like it! You’re welcome to use it for your post on rain/darkness, and I appreciate you including a credit. Cheers, Alicia

      • December 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        Thanks! And yes, of course I will include a credit to you 🙂

      • December 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

        the post is live – enjoy!

  3. December 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

    What a lovely photo! I have been so tempted to break out an old SLR camera and use film and your shot is inspiring me to do so. 🙂

  1. December 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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