Interesting story behind this photo. I have worked on this old abandoned church on several outings and I have used Kodak Portra 160 (NC & VC) as well as Fuji NGH. I found none of my photographs to be very impressive and they did not capture the essence of this fine structure. On this one occasion I happened to pass by with my camera loaded with Kodak Maxim (400)- straight off the shelf of a local quick stop (grocery) store. (I was out of my favorite film and waiting for next order to arrive.) Great sunset and I started shooting. Please don’t ask the details because I did not record them. I believe I was shooting around 1/2000 with my Sigma 28-80 f/3.5-5.6. This is what I got back---Go Figure! I like it, it did not scan very well (a little dark) but maybe I should go back to the store shelf film . There are other photos in this album, but the one that is the subject of my long winded story is the church(sunset).
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#1. "RE: Church" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberMon 09-Jul-01 08:37 PM
Incredible sky. Are the clouds a product of nature or photoshop? Indeed very nice. Congratulations. Were these taken with your N50?
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#3. "RE: Church" | In response to Reply # 1Mon 09-Jul-01 09:15 PM
Thank you for the kind remarks. This is all nature, slight de-graining with photoshop, but basicly nature did the painting. As you can imagine, I was franticly shooting, repositioning etc etc, hoping to capture some aspect of this specticule. Yes this is with the N50. I am selling it and upgrading to the N80 this month while the rebate lasts.
#2. "RE: Church" | In response to Reply # 0
Nice photo but I would not blame any bad photos on a particular type of film. Clouds like those in the photo are seldom seen, let alone photographed, and if you had had NHG in the camera, the photo would be as impressive.
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#4. "RE: Church" | In response to Reply # 2Mon 09-Jul-01 09:24 PM
I was only sorry I didn't have one of my more "professional" type films loaded at the time. I like Fuji NHG and Kodak "portra" and I am now experimenting with Reala. My previous lack of capturing "the moment" certainly was not due to the film. I was certainly amazed at the store shelf MAX's preformance, at least in this instance. But then, when nature puts it all together and we are lucky enough to be present, compose, shoot and shoot some more!