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Transitory Nature

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 24 May 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Some flowers I've found at this place. Shot on film, developed, and scanned by myself. I like the retro touch of this photo with emphasizes the transitory nature of the subject. And all this without having applied a single filter or major processing (apart from sharpening).

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I met a woman pro-photographer last week who never made the move to digital. I told her she had restricted herself and she said I was unfocussed. We parted.

24 May 2011 8:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: I wouldn't consider this a this-or-that-decision: in the end you're getting a picture. Shooting film gives you access to many wonderful cameras with distinctive character - for small money. Being able to control the whole image process makes you learn a lot about various techniques: it doesn't end when you release the shutter. Shooting film uses a different syntax than using a digital camera, but the insights of digital processing are applicable to the old technique (by scanning and post processing the negatives), and being able to control an old camera will make you better understand your new camera. It's a learning process, and in the end it makes you a better photographer, nothing bad about it.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

beatuiful image with nice post processing

24 May 2011 4:22pm

@Magda: Very few processing: I removed the dust and sharpened the image, that's all.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such delicate flower forms that you've captured beautifully here. I love the nostalgic look to this image.

24 May 2011 5:21pm

@Steven: Without this tone it would look less antique, I've tested this. :-)

Lorna from Hamilton, Canada

This is gorgeous and makes me inclined to dust off my film camera

24 May 2011 10:07pm

@Lorna: I really want to recommend this!

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Glorious tone and mood. Photography happening here.

25 May 2011 2:39am

@Garfield: Thanks so much, Garfield!