16 thoughts on “The Graduates (Film Simulations Applied).

    1. Thanks Andreas. Since I posted these a few minutes ago, I decreased the brightness slightly in the 3rd image, bottom panel, as per feedback from Mark E. I’m getting both the original and film-simulation versions printed to see which ones I prefer.

        1. My really first thoughts were: bottom line first image: too much contrast, middle perfect and 3 rd too much brightness! 🙂 ….

  1. Peter, I like the 1st and 3rd images in the top panel. I like the 2nd image in the bottom panel. Regarding the 2nd image, do you think that you ought to remove the red or orange ball? The image is lovely, but when I look at it, my eyes immediately go to the red ball even though it is faded in the lower panel’s image.

    1. Thank you for weighing in. I suspect you might like 1 and 3 more if I post the modified film-simulation files referenced above but, as they are currently posted, I would agree with you.

      The red-orange ball stays!, ha ha… it is a red light (traffic signal) and I like it!

      1. I can appreciate keeping the red-orange ball. It is pretty in the image and typical with bokeh images (and this bokeh is nice) having lights in them. I was curious as to your reply since I didn’t feel certain about it but you obviously do, which is good.

  2. I’m going to be the cold wind of hard reality, blowing the door open on this pleasant fireside chat. I see no appreciable difference at all between these sets. There are differences, to be sure, but none that matter. All the simulation seems to have done is increase exposure by 1/3-2/3 of a stop.

    Having said that, the film simulation did not make the photos worse. 😉

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