This shot was taken almost a year ago (as part of this set). I was looking through some old shots today and Libby said "ooh, I like that one", so, as I don't have much of anything else to put up at the moment, I thought I'd post I'd do some more work on it and put it up.

One of the things I was thinking about whilst writing my latest tutorial (Toning colour images) was the nature of colour film: particularly, the unique character of different films and how they compare to digital images (which, straight out of the camera, are somewhat lacking in character). The examples I used to illustrate this were constructed with Exposure 2, a Photoshop plugin which can emulate various print and slide films. This isn't something I use on a regular basis, but it was useful for the tutorial, and it did get me thinking about the nature of digital images.

One other aspect of traditional film that Exposure 2 can emulate is grain. Normally, I wouldn't consider adding grain, but I thought it worked for this one – it seems to add a certain ‘grittiness’ that was lacking in the original.

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11.25am on 9/11/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
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100
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