Some experiments this week with film type, expired film, exposure and Photoshop HDR.
Not a fan of the Expired Film Movement…..I like to know what my results will be. But two rolls of Ilford SFX-200 (Infrared Sensitive) have been knocking around in my camera backpack for a while. So I decided to use then and be done with it. Only 2 years expired.
Since I wasn’t expecting anything special, I also did some exposure testing for that ‘satin water’ effect that is also in vogue:
SFX-200, f/22, 1 second: Shadows too dark
SFX-200, f/22, 2 seconds: Better balance. Probably the negative I would work with in the Darkroom.
SFX-200, f/22, 4 seconds: Blown out.
Then I decided to Play with Photoshop HDR, combining the 2s and 4s exposures. Something I’d never done, with the following Result:
Finally a dramatic cloud seen along the road and more of scenes from Mirror Lake, which we saw in color for Week 33:
Tech Info: Ilford SFX-200, Dark Red Filter, Mamiya 6X7, developed and scanned by Old School Photo Lab.