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jello_g 10-18-2003 02:25 AM

My pictures from Sept. 20, 2003
 
I took some pictures of one Saturday evening meet. I'm into old school photography, that's why it's taken so long for me to get around to having these ready for posting. (In other words, I was too lazy to get off my ass to have the film processed, scanned, resized, etc.)

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http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

2.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

3.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

4.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

I have a few more that I'll post later. *wave*

DriveItSideways 10-18-2003 06:19 PM

whoa, it looks like my car was jacked up in the rear:confused: nice pics neway *wave*

Mystikal 10-18-2003 11:22 PM

Wow, it's really hard to get quality night shots like that. A lot was lost in the scanning though, I can tell. Must be some nice prints.

paul 10-19-2003 01:28 AM

is that it where is pics of my car

jello_g 10-19-2003 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Blackedout_E36
whoa, it looks like my car was jacked up in the rear:confused:
huh? your car looks tight dude! Tuckage looks just fine IMO.

jello_g 10-19-2003 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Mystikal
Wow, it's really hard to get quality night shots like that...
That's really an understatement. With the advent of digital cameras with built-in smarts, shooting half-decent night pictures is almost as easy as point-and-shoot, at least with the higher quality digital cameras. Using traditional film has its own bag of problems, which leads to my next point...

Quote:

Originally posted by Mystikal
A lot was lost in the scanning though, I can tell...
Absolutely. Results would have been a lot better if compensation during the scanning stage can be minimized or outright eliminated. As it stands, I had to bump up these pictures an average of +2 EV at the scanning stage, that's after already shooting +2 EV from the get go. Translated this means that based on my camera's meter the exposure would have been 4 seconds, but I added +2 EV to compensate for reciprocity failure thereby shooting these pictures at 15 sec. exposures. The results were too dark, thus requiring an additional +2 EV compensation during scanning in order to obtain the correct exposure. If I had properly considered the exponential character of the film's reciprocity failure, then I should've shot these pictures with 60 second exposures! But then again, I'm no night time photo expert and I was using Kodak Portra 400 NC, a film really geared towards low-light, low-contrast subjects like intimate wedding shots or portraiture. Colour shifts unpredictably with high reciprocity failure, so severe filtration was required at the scanning stage. All this post-shooting manipulation hurts the final product and that pisses me off.

If I had to do it again, I'd choose a more contrasty film and extend the exposure times appropriately after studying Kodak's reciprocity charts (since the failure curve is unique to the type of film).

jello_g 10-19-2003 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by paul
is that it where is pics of my car
Sorry, don't remember taking any shots of mopeds. :(

jello_g 10-19-2003 04:17 AM

5.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

jello_g 10-20-2003 01:08 AM

6.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

7.
http://members.rogers.com/versatiler...1024w%20lq.jpg

Well, that's all. I would have taken more but lighting really sucked. Maybe next time I'll be better prepared. BTW, some sharp looking rides. *th-up*

DriveItSideways 10-20-2003 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jello_g
huh? your car looks tight dude! Tuckage looks just fine IMO.

thanks! *wave*


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