A long-abridged absence!
Detail on photo:
Taken last year using a Nikon F80 with my then new 1.8f 50mm lens on Ilford Delta 100 film. Scanned today on a Canon 9000f Mark II using Linux with slight edits using the GIMP 2.10.4 – slight sharpening only.
Yes, I’ve made the adventure back to using free, open source software for this. The transition is not without hiccups but I prefer using it (from an ideological position) and the challenge, while it went with relative ease, is it’s own sort of reward.
This was taken on a beautiful afternoon walk after the sun had come out after a rainfall. Hence the steam rising from the shed’s roof.
I know this shot is not unlike many I’ve posted before. I’m always okay with that. For me, it just means for me something about the image I like. One never often gets it right the first time.
I, also, probably would not have posted this particular shot if it had not been the first image I chose to transpose from film to digital. Yes, I now have a scanner.
Oh the promises I have to abide myself into being good and making full use of this!
I do feel I have stronger images than this one in film. I decided to pick ‘safe’ for my first scan and something that would also display the details of the blacks (scanners apparently miss details in the areas black). A little has been lost, I’m unsure a little about the loss but I find in the affect of this photograph on me with the slight bit more contrast is ‘taking’.
There will be more coming in days. I’ve been shooting film now for two years…. this will prove to be an adventure for me.
One day I walk in shadows,
the next I walk on.
I will note the birds sing on.
And there’s a bit of beauty everywhere, but I settled upon this.