Category Archives: Film Filter

Marsh Scene, 11/2022

A wide shot of an old rice field / marsh.

Marsh Scene, 11/2022
Marsh Scene, 11/2022

The far end, what appears to be too straight to be real is actually a dike. Another marsh is behind that goes out to the distant tree line.

I’m not sure how long that dike is. I’ve never tried to measure the distance on a walk. Miles I’m sure, which is pretty impressive since the original dikes were created pre US civil war.

Found On A Walk, Charleston

These images are all about color and the look of 35 mm film. I had forgotten the different types of film and how each one can completely change a photograph.

Annie Leibovitz recently shot a print advertisement that grabbed my attention since it was obviously old school color. About the same time I discovered DxO Filmpack, an add-on to Lightroom that provides filters of most major film types. Having learned photography with film and a Pentax Spotmatic 35 mm I jumped down the ‘rabbit hole’.

When shooting film I typically used Ilford or Kodak. However the look of Fujifilm has my eye now. NYC photographer Keith Goldstein having worked with stock photo houses for quite awhile commented how Fuji was always known for the more vivid colors.

All the following images were finished using DxO Filmpack6.

Charleston scenes found on a walk;

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

Many of the old buildings around town still have window boxes, especially the galleries. You can’t ask for more color than that.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

Street level shops and businesses have been in these old buildings for two hundred years. It’s nothing new to have bright windows and doors. There is a hand painted wall sign in Charleston for a hat store from  the 1800’s.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

The above gallery is one of my favorite spots to photo. There’s always something new displayed.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

Last here is a fountain in the court yard of the old Dock Street Theater. While down a side street alley it’s not uncommon to find a local resident sitting here eating a quick lunch.

Speaking of ‘down a rabbit hole’, I had no idea this post was going to take this turn 🤣😂.

Chaos – Fish, Pelican, Dolphin

The only thing I didn’t catch here was the noise. And boy it was loud !

In this shot several Dolphin had drive fish to the shore (flying in the air too) and a Pelican was waiting for them.

Chaos - Fish, Pelican, Dolphin
Chaos – Fish, Pelican, Dolphin

Best viewed large, there’s a lot going on here.