Japanese Garden with Kodak Portra 160

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  1. jcdeboever

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    Minolta Maxuum 9, 70-210 beercan, Portra 160. Developed and scanned by the Darkroom. Comments, critique welcome. Was finding my way around the Minolta when I shot these but pretty happy with the analog results. I think the camera is better than how I use it. Their metering is a little different and I am not use to autofocus film cameras. I would be grateful for a quick / honest critique from @limr

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    Japanese Pond Reflection.jpg

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    Japanese Walk Way.jpg

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    Sculpture in the Japanese Garden.jpg


     
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    Pretty pretty colours !
     
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    Love #2!!!!! but it could be a bit darker. And #4 is nice.
     
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    I'm leaning toward #4. The colors and the repeating patterns in both the water and the structure.
     
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    #2. But it needs some punch, a bit more contrast and a smidgen of darkening and Un Center the leaf ... take some off the top.
     
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    Ok 000241990029_109556_lrg_1518798135-01.jpeg
     
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    Well, nice !
     
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    Okay.
     
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    #4, love the colors in Portra!
     
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    Love the colours in all of them (that green in #3, yowza!). Favourite shot is #2, beautiful.

    EDIT: I meant that like, "#2 is beautiful", not like "hey toots, nice shot ya got there."
     
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    Thanks y'all
     
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    Number 2 was a good shot. Number 2 re-edit is a great shot. Its always amazing how a few small adjustments can transform an image. I can easily see that one on a metal print.
     
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