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One Shot

It has been a while since posting anything to my One Shot posts. I am realizing now that I never formally introduced this series. I typically use them to share some of my film photography with readers of the site that may not follow my flickr stream closely which is where I usually share more of my film work. Due to continuing hold ups with the new site design I have been pushing back the launch of my expanded writing ideas and focus on the site but you can still expect more around here in the future! Anyways, I loved the classic feel of this shot, soft and filled with warm grey tones I feel as though this moment existed only in black and white. I developed this film a little differently than I usually do. While shooting I underexposed 100 ISO film by two full stops and then pushed the developing time to make up for the underexposure. This can be a bit unpredictable but the added contrast and grain I was searching for ended up being too much for my taste and a lot of the shots on the rolls I tried this with ended up more or less unusable in my eyes. As I continue to scan them in I will be posting a few more over on flickr if you would like to see more of the results form this little experiment.

For anyone wondering this was shot with my Voigtlander R3M and 40mm f/1.4 lens using Fuji Acros film. I typically do not use my film photography for desktop images but may reconsider this in the future if I get my hands on a better scanner.

Comments

  1. thedoo - April 9, 2011 at 2:34 am

    i love this photo. very fine-artsy!

  2. Carlos Cabezas - April 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    This picture is very original, I like it very much,
    I am glad you still use the original way to make photography,

    Thanks J,

  3. Calvin J. Koepke - April 9, 2011 at 5:43 am

    This photo is full of emotion. Nice work.

  4. SoundMan - April 9, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I really like this photo. It’s really nice to see your art side poke out on what has predominately been a showcase for your desktop backgrounds, which while unquestionably are the best on the net, showcase only a small part of your unique talent as an artist.

    Although you used to post these kind of expressions with some regularity on flicker, I think that this is a better forum for this side of your work. I have personally felt flicker to be more of a repository for casual snapshots than a source of fine art. I look forward to the new site design and hope there you will make a home for this work as well as your amazing desktops. Not everything you do needs to be given away for free and covered with folders and files.

    With the world as you’re pallet and your camera your brush, FiftyFootShadows is the perfect place for your serious art and I’m sure you will find plenty of patrons willing to support your work by purchasing high quality prints.

    From one SoundMan to another, turn it up to 11.

    P.S. My old Jeep never looked better.

  5. SoundMan - April 9, 2011 at 6:08 am

    On another note. Since google has for some unexplained reason stopped indexing your site in it’s search engine, I am officially boycotting them and using Bing until this injustice is righted and I challenge all of your fans to do the same.

  6. Mike - April 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Not going to lie, i really want this as a background, was wondering if you could at leas post the full sizes image? this shot is just too amazing to not see everytime i turn on my pc!

  7. c...y - April 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Just wanna say and appreciate ur beautiful pictures, have been downloading them as my iPad wallpaper. They r brilliant pls keep up with the great work!

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