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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Agfachrome RSX50 shot on my Rolleicord. One stop over-exposed.

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    As always, C & C appreciated.
     
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    Neal: please find a suitable frame and mat for #1, and make a nice enlargement. I love it! Display that crazy piece of Americana, will you? It's just insane.

    You have a good eye for what works with this x-processing. It's not for every image, but you pull it off with consistency. Hope you work out your problems finding a lab who won't jerk you around about "the damage" the processing causes.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Really? Thanks, Terri! :hug:: I've never been sure about my ability to use cross-processing correctly. I'll try some more, especially since it's so fun! :)
     
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    OOOOOOooooooo! Dairy Queen. I LOVE it! :heart::heart::heart:Both the photo and the subject. I think I really like this x-process stuff. It has a lot of feel.
     
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    Yes. Really. ;) See? Windy gets it, too!

    The very fact you are enjoying it so much should be all you need to soldier on. You're already overexposing by one stop to get the desired effect - you seem to be developing a style, and one that can be very effective.

    Listen to that voice inside and never let anyone dissuade you from doing what you enjoy with your photography - certainly not anyone on this digitally-weighted forum, or any other for that matter. Follow the beat of that odd little drum.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #1 is fabulists and I absolutely love Agfa fine grain
     
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    These are interesting. Remind me of the urban acid style a little.

    That's just me and my digitally weighted mindstate though.

    I don't understand why it's necessary for people to thumb their nose at certain methods or technologies in order to validate their own.
    It always seems to come from the old school side of the coin too.
     
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    You really needn't comment in the film section since you carry such a large silicon chip on your shoulder. I can say the exact thing to you that I said to the OP: never let anyone dissuade you from doing what you like with your photography. You like digital? Cool, go shoot it.

    There can be no argument that this is a digitally-weighted forum; that is a factual statement - not an attitude.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Thumbing my nose? I don't recall doing that...:confused:
     
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    Wowzers..can you pretty please share some infos on how you made the pics look like this? I really like those. Thanks!
     
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    What I'm saying is why does it even matter?
    I (and most others who shoot digital) don't make comments anywhere about how people still shoot film.
    We just do our thing.
    We might ask why some prefer film. But we don't use those who shoot film as a reason to become self-righteous about shooting digital.
    That would be stupid.

    Then I come into this part of the forum, and the images here are nice, and interesting. But there are people making all these comments about how the whole board is digitally weighted and looking down on the "plastic perfection" of the digital age and everything.
    Which, yeah it's true. But it's also 2007, not 1977.
    And this issue really never dawned on me before I came into this part of the board.
    What irks me is that it's the same old crap.
    Like how people who were into fine arts at the turn of the century thumbed their nose at photographers.
    It's garbage because we as the digitally weighted part, serve a purpose to you that is somewhat unknown to us.
    Why do you have to stand in opposition to us in order to validate yourselves and your work?
    It's like those of you who subscribe to this way of thinking, need the plastic perfection of this digital age to offset your own work.
    IF the world were still all film, you wouldn't be anything special. But since you are the ones who despise the digital age and still use film, and take every opportunity to remind everyone that you oppose the digital age, you've found a little niche area for yourselves to still use film and be self-righteous about it.
    This happens with everything!
    Everywhere that new technology overshadows the old, there will be people like yourselves.
    I just think it's pitiful that it has to be that way.

    And what's seemingly worse now, you guys can't stand to have someone call you out on it.

    Yeah, I like digital, it's what I own and what I know best at this point.
    But I obviously have interest in other "alternative techniques".
    But come to find out, those who swear by other techniques, obviously don't respect my choice to use digital. That's what my problem with this is.

    All I'm asking is what's the logic behind this?
    The truth is there isn't logic behind it. If there was, people would be quick to point it out.
    But all I get is "go shoot your digital images", or "you got a silicon chip on your shoulder".
    No straight answers, just more emotional BS.
    All I want to know is why some of you feel that it's necessary to downplay one type of photography to feel secure in your own way?
    And don't tell me you don't, because the proof is all over this section of the forum.
     
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    Oh, and BTW, I really do like these images nealjpage!

    Despite everything else, I can recognize good work when I see it.

    Also, my comments aren't directed at everyone. I can see that some people just like different techniques.
    I'm only angered by those who see it all from 1 simple minded perspective and refuse to hear otherwise.
    And you know who you are.
     

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