Susan Spying, Susan Walking

Discussion in 'People & Portraits' started by Rob MacKillop, May 10, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    This is what happens when you have an ISO 50 film and no tripod. Only three shots were salvageable, and one of them is...well...

    SusanSpying.jpg


    This one is not bad, but weirdly, it refused to scan in anything but landscape format, but the film was 6x6. I spent about 20 minutes trying to get it to scan like all the other images. But, I have to say the format suits the shot. Ergo, there IS a god, though a rather peculiar one (aren't they all?!).

    SusanWalking.jpg


    Oh, I said there were three shots...here's the third. Dunkeld Kirk. The tree on the left is 500 years old, and they claim it was the first of such types planted in the area, with all the others being seedlings of it. It's the mother of all trees...but not quite.

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    Last edited: May 11, 2019
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I used to use PanF a lot for microscopy due to the very fine grain, but I have never had much joy with it as a general film: I find it rather 'flat'. I think that shows a bit in the mid tones here too. Having said that, I really like the composition of the third, but the first is my favourite. Without the blur it would be a conventional image and you might have missed the face of the tree. Susan is lucky it didn't grab her! :eek:
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    OMG, we never saw that face in the tree :eek::eek::eek:

    Yes, I had just the one roll of PanF, and am not in a hurry to buy another. But I too like that first shot.
     
  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is a fine tree in the second one. I see what Pete means about it looking a bit "flat", but it gives it a soft look which works well in that one.
     
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Dave. Good observation. I might warm to it yet.
     
  6. The first one is hurting my eyes! But, I can see a face there on the tree. o_O
     

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