Before lockdown I went for a walk through the city and blew a roll of Natura 1600, a film stock which is now discontinued and only available via auction of crazy prices.. I usually shoot Natura 1600 in my little Natura S camera as they were built for each other, but as I near the end of access to Natura 1600 I thought I’d have some fun & shoot with my XPAN in colour for a change!
First, the iconic Wellington Library is currently closed due to EQC assessment and fears it would not survive an earthquake… There is a walkway that passes underneath the entrance steps to the library and it is often an interesting area for light & architecture, so a few frames shot there:
Next I drove out to Lower Hutt, visited Dowse Art Gallery & then shot a few frames of the iconic Lower Hutt City Council Buildings. It was a foggy grey day and I love how this shot came out – overexposed diffuse light!
Fujifilm TX2/XPAN2 with Fujifilm Natura 1600
Note to self: bracket some monochrome shots & overexpose some!
The raw scans look great with the full frame scanned:
▶ I cued it for you… (dude needs to calm down)
▶ I’ve always loathed autocorrect – I much prefer to have a few typos than to fight with Autocorrect over intent… But an even better solution than those two extremes? TextExpander AutoCorrect – it only corrects the typos in the database (which you can edit and add to)
▶ The curious history and beauty of Shenzhen’s urban villages
▶ interesting interview with Beatrice Dillon:
“I feel that not knowing what you’re doing is better than mastering a piece of gear”
▶ gelatin gets shredded v1
▶ gelatin gets shredded v2
MKS80 vs orchestra