Category Archives: Film Filter

Fuji Color Critters

The photograph here was finished using a Fuji film filter.

Fuji color gave that extra ‘pop’ in the background, the trees lining this marsh.

Fuji Color Critters
Fuji Color Critters

Great Egret and Double-crested Cormorant sharing a dead branch.

Note; Long time NYC street photographer Keith Goldstein (Keithgoldstein.me) brought up the fact that a number of years ago when working for Image Bank Fuji confirmed their film had increased saturation by design.

An Old Parlor, Charleston

A favorite place here to experiment with light, color, new styles, whatever.

This early 1800’s Charleston home has been preserved, rather than renovated. Original woodwork, wallpaper, and some furniture is still here. A snap shot in history.

An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston

This day furniture was moving around the house so it was a bit cluttered. The house is owned by The Historic Charleston Foundation. While shooting the new site manager explained a first time fund raising event was being held on site. Tricky since everything here is beyond fragile.

An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston
An Old Parlor, Charleston

Photographs here were created using a Kodachrome 25 film filter.

Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Special Even By Magnolias Standards

Old Magnolia Cemetery is a Victorian / Gothic / Civil War cemetery. Absolutely unique, even hard to describe.

Sitting on the grounds of an old plantation nestled against a southern marsh people from all over the US visit to browse through the old wrought iron and headstones.

Even here there are a few things that stand out on their own.

Simonds Mausoleum
Simonds Mausoleum

Above is the Simonds Mausoleum, complete with a sarcophagus. Construction was completed in 1889. The family were traders, bankers, and of course political titans.

The Simonds were able to own and run banks through, and after the Civil War some how.

Baby Rosalie Raymond
Baby Rosalie Raymond White

Baby Rosalie, the grave site, is well known with images published world wide.

The headstone is made to look like a baby carriage complete with Rosalie. A ‘death mask’, or plaster cast, of her face is protected from the elements since the 1880’s. Masks and mementos were common at the time.

There are 5 children, siblings, buried in this spot. Over all 18 family members are here.

From Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color

I don’t have any experience using Fuji Film, nothing for any comparisons. I have noticed the Fuji 100 and 400 seems a bit richer than Ilford or Agfa though.

These were all shot on 12/31/2021. A bit appropriate for the last day of 2021.

Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color
Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color
Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color
Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color

Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji Color

Cemetery Light, Contrast, And Fuji ColorFinished photographs filtered with Fuji FP 100C.

Cabins, Ilford Delta Film Style

A series of photographs continuing my black and white film filters experiments. I’ll use the term experiment rather than ‘dinking around’ since it sounds so much more professional.

Cabins, Ilford Delta
Cabins, Ilford Delta

Agfa and Ilford Delta have similar results and I still (almost) remember what I should be getting with my own digital versions.

Cabins, Ilford Delta
Cabins, Ilford Delta
Cabins, Ilford Delta
Cabins, Ilford Delta

The images were taken at a Methodist Campground for yearly revival gatherings. Great subjects for B&W.

Note;

For a number of years I have used NIK Silver Efex for more detailed B&W conversions.

Recently I included DxO Film Pack for conversions. Film Pack is a software designed to convert digital photos to specific film types, Styles of photographs, as well as by years a film was shot. Like Silver Efex you have the ability to create custom film filters, an option that I prefer to use.

Both software programs work with Photoshop and Lightroom. 

 

Back Rooms, Charleston

A black and white series shot in the back rooms of a Charleston historical house. A previous series highlighted the kitchen area another home.

Back Rooms, Charleston
Back Rooms, Charleston

Several rooms, possibly for food storage or other necessaries separated the kitchen from the main house.

Back Rooms, Charleston
Back Rooms, Charleston
Back Rooms, Charleston
Back Rooms, Charleston

Like other photographs published of the ‘hidden’ parts of these manors we had to rely on ambient light through open doors or windows.

If you are a fan of shooting or viewing B&W photography locations like this are treasures. With no color the images are all about textures and contrast.

AGFA APX film was the one I shot ‘once upon a time’ and these were created using a digital version and standard dodge and burn. In short, photo fun for nerds.

Back Rooms, Charleston
Back Rooms, Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina.