Discussion in 'Abstract' started by michaellinder, Feb 22, 2021.
Morris, do you consider this image an abstract?
Hadn't really considered it. It is pretty close to how it came out of the camera, I cropped to square and tweaked the colours with a touch more saturation to get them to stand out a little more.
When I was taking it I was thinking about the year ahead (it was taken late December 2020) and I thought about how unclear the future was. Then the more I looked at it the more it asked more questions, ones I didn't want to consider as my mental health was in decline at that point. I should have just taken a snapshot
AHHHH! Just realised where I posted this and my other one- oops!
Morris, actually the shot of the escalators has several abstract elements. It's well composed and the furrows in the revolving stairs provide implied texture..
I don't know if it is clear in the image but it is one escalator reflected on two sides. I liked that symmetry.
It was shot on Tri-X 400.
Thanks, Morris. I didn't notice the reflections at all. Shifting gears . . . It's been quite a while since I've shot film. However, a relative gifted me with a Canon FTb and, if I can find film that's not overly expensive, I'm going to give it a try.
Lovely camera, a really good friend I would suggest
Film prices do seem high I'm afraid and developing too though I suppose in relation to what we were paying in the 70's and 80's it's probably not that bad.
I thoroughly recommend having fun with it, take your time and leave the digital at home when you go out. I have a habit of taking both and believe it or not I forget that the film camera I use doesn't autofocus I am more inclined to remember to focus if I only have the film camera with me. Of course, that could just be me.
Indeed, Morris, I'm going to be way more deliberate with the FTb
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