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Old 02-27-2012   #1
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A train photo (Pere Marquette #1223 in Grand Haven, Michigan) and a machinery detail photographed last weekend.

Bright, sunny skies so harsh lighting and high contrast scenes. I don't have any exposure data, since I just set the camera in "P" mode and let it do the work.

The non-exotic equipment that I used...
Film: Kodak color 200 (I think...)
Camera: Nikon N90S
Lens: Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D
Process: FujiColor lab at Sam's Club and scanned to a photo CD,

I need to decide which of my (too many) film cameras to play with next...

Who says film is dead?


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Old 02-27-2012   #2
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Read my post above, it is dead in some areas if you can't buy it. I will now buy 100 ft. rolls and load myself because i can't buy cartridges.
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Old 03-15-2012   #3
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Still think film has a certain look to it that can't be duplicated without some effort (if at all) by digital. Nice look.

Did you perhaps get in a bit closer to the train to cut out the sign and some of the fence? Mighht look cool if you go wide but get in close.

Just bought every 3 pack of GC-200 in the local supermarket today (good price actually) and will be shooting some of it myself!
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Did you perhaps get in a bit closer to the train to cut out the sign and some of the fence? Mighht look cool if you go wide but get in close.
Thank you for asking.

Yes, I did move in closer, and I think that it does look cool. I usually take several, both with the information sign so that I can remember where I was, and one without to display the subject itself. I previously posted this in "Show us your train shots" (see Post #402) so here it is again without signage.

The tall concrete structure to the right is a Grand Trunk Western Railroad standard coal tower.
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Old 03-15-2012   #5
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Very nice. . . I like. Now jump the fence kneel down low and FILL the frame. Just kidding. Thanks for sharing. Bet it was a fun outing.
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Very nice job! I still shot film myself.
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Old 04-19-2012   #7
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There is something about the grain/texture of "film" that pixels just can't replicate!! (imho)

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Still think film has a certain look to it that can't be duplicated without some effort (if at all) by digital. Nice look.
Bingo!

I still shoot film... B&W, Color Neg, Chromes...

I process it all myself too


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