To dpenrod: Velvia, and chromes in generalnaturalverities::2006-11-15 1:32
Hi, Darren. Thanks for the nice comments! At the time I shot this, Velvia was all the rage, as I'm sure you remember. But what a mixed blessing it was in the kind of light I typically encountered in these canyons! I've never owned a spotmeter, but if I had it would probably only have discouraged me to see how far the scene illumination was out of range of the film! Now I shoot negative film and get much better exposure latitude than I did with chromes. Digital film scanning and PP allows me to get similar results from 400 speed neg film that I once got from Velvia, in all respects but grain and sharpness where Velvia still has (ahem) the edge. But shooting medium format pretty much levels that playing field as well, and the 3 f-stops extra speed from the 400 film sure helps with subject movement and DOF!.

Don
United States
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To dpenrod: Velvia, and chromes in general naturalverities Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246)::2006-11-15 01:32