Cord
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Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Cord convertible, I mean. Shot on 35mm Kodak 800 ISO film and converted to BW.


Cord convertible by kenj8246, on Flickr

Kenny



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Oh, are you shooting COLOR negative film?
Regardless, this is a fantastic image, Kenny- from A to Z!
The only strong reflection is of another classic car to the right. And that's just fine.
And the inclusion of the old Auburn really adds to the overall impression.
PLUS you found the perfect 3/4 angle spot without a lot of interfering crap in the way.
Delicious processing.
The only thing that could be better would be if I shot this .
Congrats- well done.
Charlie



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Not much to add after Charlie.
Well done, Kenny. Great looking car(s).
Chris



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Thank you both. I shoot both b&w and color, Charlie. Sorta as the spirit moves me. This one just looked better in b&w, I thought. But, in the interest of fairness, I'll post the color and you can judge.


X700-Kodak800 13 color by kenj8246, on Flickr



tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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bury that color image.
the B&W image is great, as is the wonderful Cord. good shooting and processing.
regards, tom



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Kenj8246 wrote:
Thank you both. I shoot both b&w and color, Charlie. Sorta as the spirit moves me. This one just looked better in b&w, I thought. But, in the interest of fairness, I'll post the color and you can judge.


X700-Kodak800 13 color by kenj8246, on Flickr



Great pic Kenny - these are lovely cars so I hope you don't mind a repost below



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Oh my, that's a lovely one, Peter! Don't mind at all. That bad, huh Tom? Truth be told, not a whole ot of processing on the conversion. A little unsharp mask. When I do my job, the Minolta X700 is still a wonderful camera.

Kenny



tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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Kenny - since I shoot and process only B&W IR with a converted camera, my eyes have become trained (unconsciously, it seems) to not just see but judge the world in these terms.

and your B&W are so good, anything else (to my eyes) is second rate.
love your cars . . .
regards, tom



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Well, thank you kindly, Tom. High praise, indeed. I'm trying to teach myself to 'see better' in B&W.

Kenny



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Kenny,
Occasionally it happens... and I agree with Tom .
I tried some fiddling with the color version, and the combination of artificial light, natural light, and your film's characteristics create all kinds of problems.
B&W seems to be THE way to go here.
Charlie



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
Total Posts: 11888
Country: United States

Put another way, less is more. Color, that is.

Now that I think about it, I seem to have better luck shooting color film and converting to B&W than shooting Tmax or TriX. Go figure.

Kenny