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‘vespa sprint’ on film – colour

'vespa sprint' on film - colour Β© Verena Fischer 2012

‘vespa sprint’ on film – colour Β© Verena Fischer 2012

Another late night session of photo editing magic and I have managed to get the colours almost right. The trick was to remember that I digitalised it with an artificial light source, so Tungsten was the white balance setting to go with. Of course the colours can’t come out right if the white balance is all wrong!

The cool thing is that I’ve actually learned some awesome photoshop ninja stuff in the process as well, which will be extremely useful also with other things.

For comparison sake: black and white digitalisationΒ and black and white Canon


14 responses

  1. I’m a fan of your processing here…nicely done!

    June 26, 2012 at 5:38 am

    • Thanks Karen! It was quite difficult to get the colours almost right. I guess I still need to practice a bit.

      June 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  2. liramusic

    very nice… If you’d said that it was through digital post I’d have not commented and not cared too much. It is precisely the lo-fi idea that intrigues me. That exactly gives it the mad scientist flavor. May I picture imaginatively an old, makeshift lab at 1am with perhaps that lightning bolt effect above. But seriously, there is a stormy quality with is worthwhile.

    June 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    • Thank you liramusic. With digital post processing you can do all sorts of things, but I think what makes analog methods interesting are the unexpected effects you can get by working sloppily. There are also people who bleach their negatives or develop their film in tea, just to get nice strange effects on their pictures and that’s precisely where I want to go with my analog photography. Often I find digital photography a little too perfect, a little too sterile, if you know what I mean.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

  3. Very cool technique Verena!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    • Thanks David πŸ™‚ I’m also happy with the results and I’m thinking of doing this kind of thing more often with interesting effects like this.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

  4. Great shot! “Photoshop ninja stuff” πŸ™‚

    June 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  5. Ah, see, now I should have probably read your previous posts prior to commenting on the newer ones!
    I was just noticing how nicely the color seemed to work on this shot in particular… to me it feels like a hand printed photo that has been colored by hand, too… love it!

    June 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ yes, in this one the colour works particularly well, probably because it’s a little too much πŸ˜‰

      June 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

  6. liramusic

    Yes I do. I feel that way. Someone said, of HDR, “to bring out the shadows.” I though, no way. The shadows are the soul of the picture. …And your pictures have some soul in them. πŸ™‚

    June 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    • Thanks, I’m glad you think so! I personally don’t like HDR either. Of course, in landscapes and architectural shots I also darken the sky to get more detail in clouds, but I don’t even bracket my shots for that. Mostly HDR is so ridiculously overdone that it looks totally fake. As if it was a still frame from a computer game or a 3D animation! Non-photographers love HDR though for some strange reason!

      June 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

  7. Superb image! πŸ™‚

    July 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

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