Jul. 27th, 2009

accozzaglia: (colourful little heptagonal star)
The results are in. My favourite two three are here. There rest are on my flickr page.

[Keep in mind: I was fortunate to even have had this sitting in my freezer for the last couple of years and managed to buy it for about 40% off regular price (of about $27) two years ago — so about $18. The going price for these on the pleaBay lately is $90. And mind you, they're all expired, and they have to be in the freezer all the time (up to 2-3 days at cool ambient temps is usually acceptable) or they'll spoil.]
accozzaglia: (colourful little heptagonal star)
This film, called Ektachrome 320T EPJ — the "T" for tungsten lighting, like your old-skool incandescents — is no longer made, and no tungsten light-balanced film this fast is made any longer. My rolls expired in 2005. I had these processed at about the same time, and likewise are recent to my flickr page. Fast films are such because they can capture low light better.

The trade-off with fast films — tungsten- or daylight-balanced — is that they are grainier than slow, daylight films (like my Kodachromes). But I'm one of those photographers who considers graininess a big plus. For one, it allows you to avoid needing a tripod in low light (all the shots in this post were hand-held). It's a quality absent to digital imaging. Try using your digital camera in low light, and you'll get a lot of "noise". With film, it's just grainier. It adds a special dimension I really love.

I should let you decide to continue on and see what these look like. )
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