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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