© 2010 Jacco

Four times red

After the whole story of the previous update, let me try to keep it short.

This is a different shot, isn’t it? Not somebody looking in a random direction, any direction but the camera, but eight eyes looking at you, the viewer.

Bessa R3M, 90 mm Leica lens.

And a short note on the Bessa R3M… I had chosen it over the R3A because it is fully manual, all shutter speeds are still available when the batteries run out. By the time I took this shot, that’s exactly what had happened. I didn’t have any spare batteries with me, and no extra lightmeter. So, I could still shoot, but metering was a bit of rough guesswork. Slides don’t give much space for guesswork, so… hm, I hope I saved a bit of the shadows in editing. Still, I’m happy with my choice for the M; had I not chosen it, I wouldn’t have had much shots at all.


  1. Posted October 21, 2010 at 15:15 | #

    So, the "M" saved your behind ;-)!
    Still, it's silly being without batteries so close to home…

    Back to the picture then: yes the shadows are still there, but too much of it, I think. All the faces are muddled/hiding so they don't "speak" as it were and that's a shame.

  2. Posted October 21, 2010 at 15:22 | #

    Being without batteries close to home isn't any better or worse than being without batteries far away from home, is it? 🙂

    Thanks for your comment. A shame it is. Muddled is a good description. It looks better on the light table. Maybe even better when projected, still have to find an evening for that.

    So, even though the M saved my behind, it couldn't really save the shots. From now on, I'll always care spare batteries!

  3. Posted October 26, 2010 at 21:13 | #

    Update on my earlier comment:
    On a different screen the faces look brighter, but then the red hair looks quite disappointing!
    Color control on the internet 🙁

    Maybe we should see it projected, as it's meant to be.

  4. Posted October 27, 2010 at 09:23 | #

    Colour control on the Internet is one thing… There's also my partial colourblindness that could very well play a role here.
    It seems logical that slides are the easiest in colour control. Easier than colour negative film: at least you can compare the image on screen with the actual positive slide image. But I may not be the best person to make that comparison…

    So, come and see the real slides and (gently!) remind me that their colours are actually quite different from what is shown here…

  5. Posted November 2, 2010 at 00:50 | #

    You should you fill in flash in this kind of image and sun position.

  6. Posted November 2, 2010 at 09:34 | #

    Good point. Didn't bring that with me either…

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