Stills V3

January 18, 2011

On Simonside

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 02:33

A little whimsy from a walk last November. I really like Rollei 80S for it’s extended sensitivity into the ir. It makesa a, usually, subtle change in the way the scene is rendered.



  1. I had to google Rollei 80s but the film seems to do the trick! I shall try and mimic it in conversions – fat chance!

    I’m sure the film contributes a lot in the rendering of the forest flora here. Although the simplicity of the shot would have worked in any case, I certainly appreciate the look of it.

    Each film comes with a stray hair?!

    Comment by zavaell — January 19, 2011 @ 07:40

  2. ..John beat me to the stray hair quip! I can get this Rollei film in Tokyo at a premium. I should put a couple of rolls of it through the Rolleicord as a present for it’s service. Looks like it scans well.

    An exercise in selective point of interest and I’m glad you didn’t pick a deeper DoF. The in-focus/out-of-focus rendering of the fallen branch(?) provides a strong connection between the foreground and the background.

    Comment by akikana — January 20, 2011 @ 01:15

  3. The film does have an interesting spectral response that gives the image an unusual/special feel. It is the newbie on the block that separates out nicely from the background, probably due to the response, which grabs the attention.

    I too had a chuckle over the hair. It is only on scanning a neg that the lack of cleanliness of the scanner becomes apparent.

    Comment by Rex — January 21, 2011 @ 19:04

  4. Whimsy describes it well — the depth of field is just right. What Rex calls “interesting spectral response” is working for me, too.

    The hair and dust specks remind me of why I disliked scanning so much. So while the film renders beautifully, I’ll stick with digital!

    Comment by Christina — January 28, 2011 @ 05:02

  5. All, thank you for taking the time to look and comment.

    The stray hair has now gone(!) and the scan is beautifully clean. Whilst the limited dof was intentional, I’d have had a hard time hand holding a much smaller aperture in the low light that was present. Also, the Zeiss C-Sonnar makes such a nice job of the oof that I like to use it from time to time.

    Guy, if Retro 80S is silly expensive in Tokyo let me know as it’s perfectly sensible over here and I have a few roll sof 120 around too.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 30, 2011 @ 21:10

  6. Beautiful tones and wonderful use of selective focus, the texture in the bark of the tree works well beside the young sapling coming up.

    Comment by rhoehne — February 2, 2011 @ 11:44

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