I am quite psyched that VSCO finally updated their films for the Fujifilm X-100T (and X30). The Xpro versions of E100V film got my attention, since I like how cross-processing accentuates colors and contrast with low key photos. With late afternoon sun hitting the … Continue reading →
I was walking to Dosa in Japantown this weekend when I saw this power-line tower being engulfed by low clouds with an otherwise perfectly clear blue sky overhead. Every once in a while the clouds would roll off and the structure would stand out like a B movie monster attacking Tokyo.
This is a full frame export from PS5 of the unretouched raw image.
I cropped the original and made minor white balance and exposure adjustments in Aperture 3.
This version was converted to black and white using the red filter at 100%, and then I increased the exposure a little to balance the highlights and the shadows.
In this final version, starting with the initially cropped and adjusted version, I used the Cross Process 1 filter in Aperture 3.
By climbing up on a railing and over the heads of people in a little park in the shopping district, I was able to get a reasonable shot using the Olympus 45mm F1.8 lens that I had picked up just that morning at Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley.