One of my ongoing series on 35hunter is These Three Photographs, where I revisit three photographs from my archives on a particular theme.
This time around, blue skies.
As much as I love digital these days, film does capture sky and clouds beautifully.
This shot was made with the gloriously lensed Yashica Electro 35 GTN, which managed to make everything it captured look amazing.
With this one, the film was more important than the camera and lens.
I was looking into some more offbeat film emulsions, started reading about Cinestill 800T, and via that, stumbled across a film from a company called Northern Lab.
They took another film intended for movies (I think), and rerolled it in 35mm canisters.
“Northern Film Lab Kodak Vision 3” was an almost unbelievably slow ISO1.6 film. Nope, not ISO160, not even ISO16, ISO1.6!
I used my Contax 167MT at its lowest ISO6, then used two stops exposure compensation to reach ISO1.6, more or less. Plus a fast lens and a bright sunny day!
I loved the blues it delivered.
No surprise that the third and final picture in this series was also shot on film, this time my Holga 120N, with Fuji Velvia 50 film, cross processed.
Again I love the blue tones, and how the beautiful fluffy clouds are given extra atmosphere and mood via the medium used.
How about you, do you enjoy taking pictures of blue skies?
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