Such a lovely portrait.
Thank you Bijan.
By the way… you and Mark are killing me with your film images (Mark has also done a good job of verbally pestering me since I sold my M3 a year ago).
I’m really enjoying my film adventure.
Although the limitations can be hard at times. For example, this portrait of your wife would have been a struggle with film (at least for me).
I’ll tell you something interesting about this photo…
It was the first shot I took, and it happened spontaneously. I tried about 50 others after that and none of them worked as well. If I had shot it with film, I would have only shot the first, and the night would have proceeded without any (digital) distractions.
As for limitations with film: Well, this scene was dark – no doubt – and so I shot the image at ISO 1600, f/1.4, 1/125.
However, your MP with the same lens and aperture and Kodak Portra 800 could have accomplished the same @ 1/60 sec – very doable.
So, there you go, as I’ve said before, high ISO is overrated (http://photographsbypeter.com/2013/12/21/good-light-is-good-and-high-iso-is-often-overrated/ )
One word: UH-HUH.
(Or wait…is that technically two words, even though it’s hyphenated?)
Anyway, this is a gorgeous portrait, Peter. And the tones are lovely, even though there are a variety of light sources.
A beautiful moment.
Thanks for noticing the tones in this image, despite the mixed lighting. I worked a good three hours and went through eight versions of the photograph to get it to where I want it to be.
…Oh and also: I don’t pester.
Worthy of a frame. A keepsake for sure!
Thank you very much Andy. It will end up in a family photo book, at least.
Waw Peter, such a lovely portrait. So, are you back to the m240?
Thank you Teresa!
I’m using the M-Peter 😉
Peter, thank you for recommending Bijan’s work. I love it! It’s also a good contrast to see how photo blogs work on WordPress vs Tumblr. But that is another matter. Anyway, Flickr is enough, no?
I, too, have film angst. I love it but I’m not using it. But what you said about film and low light is spot-on.
Every time I try to be ‘rational’ and dump my film and film cameras, I remember just how much I love using the stuff.
No problem. His sight is worth checking out.
I wish I was as wise as you about not dumping my film stuff. I’ve made that mistake more times than I care to remember.
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