This week’s Photo Challenge is about fun, and as it turned out, finding a proper photo wasn’t an easy task at all. Maybe it’s me or maybe Moscow is not exactly a fun city, but most of my film photos (as well as digital ones) except for personal archives don’t qualify for the topic. Another criteria for choosing was “What is fun?”. I know this is the point of weekly challenges: they leave interpretation to you, and that’s why it was quite a challenge for me to pick up suitable photos. Well, this is what it’s all about, a challenge, right? And it is fun. Also:
It’s been awhile since I posted any photos and this is the reason why: since last week I’m living in a hot country of Israel and two weeks before that we spent trying to pack all the necessary stuff.
Now I hope I’ll be able to post some interesting pics of local life.
By the way, this photo was made right from my stairs in the midday. This poor dog tried to cool off in the shade under air conditioning.
I would call it one of the lucky moments, because I took this photo absolutely accidentally and unprepared, but I quite like the result.
This picture was originally taken by my Nikon DSLR with an old manual Nikkor lens and it was in colour of course. Later I edited it using a film preset to imitate Ilford HP5 film .
Though from a distance the photo could look like a film one, still I see almost no analogue spirit in it despite this quite authentic preset. I like film photography, so I try to use those presets when editing my rare digital shots, but I always doubt if it adds anything to the pictures or ruins them.
Does this filmish effect spoil the photo? Below is the original.