Jump to content
IGNORED

The Rllmuk Photography Thread


PeteJ
 Share

Recommended Posts

On 26/11/2021 at 11:40, p1nseeker said:

Does anyone here have their photos printed? If so could you recommend anywhere that do a quality job for a reasonable price?

 

Bit late, but I had some prints from https://dscolourlabs.co.uk/ recently and they turned out great. I originally ordered some from https://myfujifilm.co.uk/ but they were awful ( exact same files )

Both printed on same Fuji paper and probably same printer. DS labs also really good value.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We've got Lucas doing 365 days of photos via Instagram (link below) and also a photo of the week based on a theme. Really like the one he produced this week. I little heavy on the face shadows, but love the idea.

 

IMG_2922.thumb.jpg.46850a8e53015f5533d67e1965363ffb.jpg

 

 

Here is his Insta, please give him a follow and a few likes if you like his stuff.

 

https://www.instagram.com/lucasmarshphotography/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I loved this location, Logan Rock (Porthcurno) in Cornwall. You can see the rock in the second pic. The deep blue of the sea slowly coming and making a nice sandbar was quite lovely to watch. In the first pic you can see two tiny figures walking along. They soon had their clothes off and went for a cold February dip. Turns out it's a nudest beach. 

 

5G1A5199-XL.jpg

 

5G1A5209-XL.jpg

 

This one is as near as dammit to Lands End as you can get without being in an overly expensive, tacky tourist attraction. The view is lovely...the conditions were not. The wind was immense, the rain was blowing all over. I managed this shot by squeezing down between some rocks and finding a nice safe, sheltered ledge to huddle into. The first headland you can see was mostly hidden in rain, but for a few seconds it cleared enough to get this shot. I'd found this location on a previous visit several years ago, where I had the opposite issue - it was too bright and the light too harsh. Never happy me.

 

These three shots were all the same day (last Tuesday in fact), and as you can see...the sky was as dull as can be. A real shame to get conditions like this on photography trip but it's part of the game. Loved the locations though and I'm only a couple of hours away so will be returning again at some point this year!

 

5G1A5233-XL.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

What's better (or worse)? The first is without much colour correction. The second corrected by eye (with a shitty monitor).

 

Bangkok Hotel View

 

 

Bangkok Hotel View (colour corrected)

 

 

Phone pic for comparison:

51876075231_dfd7f37d4a_k_d.jpg

The first has quite a nice timeless quality to it, but the second is a lot better in my opinion. I might tone down those blue highlights on the right hand side but if that's what it looked like then no bother. 

Phone pic is also pretty impressive for a night pic :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The blue highlights are totally blown out.  It was on a 50 iso slide film (Velvia). It has pretty much no dynamic range.

 

This is a different film (Fuji Pro 400 H) which is much better for longer exposures at night.

 

Car Park

 

Crop:

 

Car Park (crop)

 

 

Edit: Another Velvia 50 shot.

 

View from the top of a fancy hotel

 

I quite like it apart from the glowing blue light at the bottom. I can’t crop it out without losing lots of image. It’s funny how it looks like I’ve added a cheap “Matrix” filter.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another Velvia. It's took me ages to sort out the scan to get anything usable from it as it was so underexposed in the dark areas.

 

Thai Sunrise

 

 

And cropped a bit tighter.

Thai Sunrise (crop)

 

I had no tripod, it was dark and the film was 50 iso. It's probably a bit blurry.

 

For comparison the iphone pic came out like this:

 

Spoiler

51880525335_b3e31a1e72_o_d.jpg

 

It's weird how different it looks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, FishyFish said:

Those are really nice @Monkeyspill

 

How are you scanning the negs?


Thanks.

 

I’ve been using an Epson V550, which is fine for negatives but a pain in the arse for slide film. For some of the Velvia 50s I’ve been doing multiple scans then layering them in PS to get more detail from the dark areas without them getting overwhelmed by noise. 
 

When I can afford it, I’ll get a better scanner.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

43 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:


Thanks.

 

I’ve been using an Epson V550, which is fine for negatives but a pain in the arse for slide film. For some of the Velvia 50s I’ve been doing multiple scans then layering them in PS to get more detail from the dark areas without them getting overwhelmed by noise. 
 

When I can afford it, I’ll get a better scanner.

 

They look great - really sharp.

 

I've got a V550 too that I use for 120 film, and a Plustek 8100 that I use for 135  which gives really nice results. I'd like a Plustek 120 scanner but they cost an arm and a leg.

 

I agree that trying to get colours that look right is a complete faff. Even when I get something that looks good I end up doubting it later.

 

I've a hankering to shoot some large format 4x5 film at some point, but that would require a scanner upgrade as well as all the other gear. It's an expensive endeavour this photography lark! :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, FishyFish said:

 

They look great. I've got a V550 too that I use for 120 film, and a Plustek 8100 that I use for 135  which gives really nice results. I'd like a Plustek 120 scanner but they cost an arm and a leg.

 

I've a hankering to shoot some large format 4x5 film at some point, but that would require a scanner upgrade as well as all the other gear. It's an expensive endeavour this photography lark! :(


I’ve only been using the Rolleiflex. I’d like another medium format camera eventually. I quite enjoy being limited to 12 (or fewer) shots per roll. It makes you think a bit more.


I’ve thought about large format. It’s expensive, but it would be nice to give it a go before they stop producing the stuff!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

33 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:

What film was that on? I’m assuming it’s film.

 

I did shoot mostly film on the day  but this one is digital. Shot with my Ricoh GRIII. I did use a HP5+ preset that I made in Lightroom though. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, FishyFish said:

 

I did shoot mostly film on the day  but this one is digital. Shot with my Ricoh GRIII. I did use a HP5+ preset that I made in Lightroom though. :)

Ha. Fooled me! The tones do look like it was shot on film.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...

I still feel like I'm being too heavy handed in LR. Still feel like having the camera is more a burden than something I enjoy.

 

Insta_A7302220_CropBlakes7-Street_2160_4x5.thumb.jpg.2a0ac5bc1e844cb18bc6390978d9604c.jpg

 

Spoiler

unedited RAW

before.thumb.jpg.66411d76a831f995a6277f142cf05964.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m losing the enthusiasm to scan film. It takes so long, and it doesn’t seem worth it a lot of the time. Removing the orange mask and sorting out the contrast can be a chore too. I’m reasonably happy with a few though. These are all on 400iso film. 

 

On the beach

 

Bangkok

 

Robinson

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.