feeling strangely summarised

Velvia 100 [roll #3]


Half the photos from roll #3 shot on my Nikon FM didn't turn out too well. However it was my fault. I have never shot slide film before (if I'm honest I didn't know that Velvia 100 was slide film when I bought it), and I wasn't aware of how contrasty it could be, or equally how easy it is to overexpose. If you shoot a scene with intense shadows and intense highlights, for example a sunset, this film will not perform well - or rather it was not made to perform well in such a situation. No matter whether you meter for the sunlight or try to compromise you will lose detail (unless you want the foreground heavily underexposed). I am careful when I meter the scene (most of the time), however I need to be even more careful what I meter and what scene I shoot in the first place next time I shoot Velvia 100. I am still new to film photography after all..

I'm not complaining, though. I like the look that Velvia 100 makes. I prefer less warm colours in my photos and Velvia 100 has more of a blue cast. I also prefer a little contrast in my photos and colours that 'pop', yet not over-saturated. My photos from this roll are rather dramatic thanks to the contrast.

The following photos are copyright me (Phil Jones). I do not give permission to save them or use them elsewhere.

August 2017

TV Tower, Sapporo

Shrine, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: I increased the black point slightly]

Women wearing Kimonos, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: cropped and black point increased]

Cleansing Shrine Water, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: cropped and black point increased]

Market, Maruyama Park, Sapporo

Grilled Octopus Market store, Maruyama Park, Sapporo

People line up to pray at the Shrine, Maruyama Park, Sapporo

Old Style Lantern, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: black point increased]

A man waters the path, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: cropped and black point increased]

Trees, Maruyama Park, Sapporo [note: black point increased]

View of Sapporo from the olympic stadium [note the underexposed, contrasty foreground]

Sapporo's 1972 olympic stadium

Sapporo's olympic Stadium ski slope

Sapporo's olympic Stadium ski slope

Boat

Steamer

Island

Barrels & a classic car [note: exposure and blackpoint increased]