Untitled, Strasbourg, January 2014. Leica M6, Nokton 35mm f1.4 SC, Fuji 800z. Once again an upside reflection, shot on film. The combo film-lens is good enough to make further editing almost useless. I just added a bit of saturation on Lightroom and voilà!
To shoot a few of those reflections on film is a great reminder, for those who, like me, shoot analog and digital, that raw files are absolutely blend and do need editing!
My first analog reflection, shot with my Leica M6, the Nokton 35mm f1.4 SC (prone to flare as you can see on the lower left side) and one of my last 5 rolls of Fuji 800Z, a great allrounder- a bit on the grainy side but very capable.
You’ll let me know what you think of it, but I find the result even sharper than one of the reflections shot with a M9. And it’s not due to the lens or the aperture: I didn’t change the way I shoot. At least f4 and 1/90 as long as I have enough light.
Anyway it’s great to see that film can handle the topic this well. It’s also a great reminder that a good film/lens combo yields great results and sometimes save you much time in editing. The colors were spot right after the scan so I didn’t have to edit the pic much. I just cropped a bit on the left.
To keep things fresh, I now try to incoprorate in my frame more urban elements. Whether used as colored flats, as in pic n°1 and n°8 (from top to bottom and left to right), or as light sources to help silhouettes detach themselves from the background, in n°2 e. g.
I also use more lines and markings (n°4,5,6) in my compositions.
I’ll have plenty of occasions to put this to test: it’s probably gonna rain a lot in autumn in Strasbourg (as usual).
Edit: For those willing to see the evolution, my first set.