Red on Blue

Recently I’ve finally started to develop colour film at home. Having bought the chemicals several months ago I couldn’t get it going, you know, I had to make the chemicals from powder concentrates and for that I had to bring water to a certain temperature and in order to do that I had to warm water… ugh. Sometimes I felt too lazy to bother or just couldn’t find time.

Anyway, the chemicals are now ready and I’ll develop all my colour film accumulated last and this year little by little. Meanwhile, I really enjoy the results.

Seen above is one of the pictures I took at the swimming pool last summer and the way it came out reminds me once again why I love film. Shot on expired Fuji film plus almost a year of waiting for development, the picture has these dominant colors of red and blue which makes it either kind of cross process-y or somewhat impressionist.

Clothespins

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I’ve been looking through my photos choosing candidates to be published in a portfolio and found this one.

This photograph comes from those times when I didn’t have a camera of my own and borrowed my mother-in-law’s Pentax. It’s also far from what I came to shoot later, but nevertheless I love this picture for its colours and sunlight, and summer spirit.

U-focus got you covered.

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Experimenting with the U-focus feature on my HTC One. It allows to chose the focus point after the shot.

Ideally it should simulate dof effect similar to that on DSLR cameras with true lenses. After using it for a month or so I can say it does simulate it in a number of occasions, but more often it fails to clearly define which area to blur or to focus on. Continue reading “U-focus got you covered.”