Too Austere?

A few more frames of high contrast Scala 50


sonny rosenberg

12/5/20231 min read

Maybe because these were even a little higher in contrast than the shots of the previous post, I just didn't think they quite fit with the other images. On the other hand, I didn't think they were quite bad enough for the scrap heap, so here they are in their own post.

I do realize that these almost literally black and white images aren't to everyone's taste, so I'll try not to beat you over the head with them constantly. In their favor though, I have to say that for me, these shots have a bleak, austere quality which seems apropos for our current times.

In other news, I'm about to try what looks to be an interesting film that is a little faster than what I normally shoot. It's Kono Rekorder 100-200. A sound recording film similar to my past favorite, Film Washi S, although ostensibly a little bit faster. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much for this film, as who knows how long this repurposed cine stock will be around? Still, it gives me something to look forward to as Winter begins to bare it's fangs.

The lowermost, pinkish batch of photos have been post processed with Exposure 7's 'damaged wet plate' preset, these shots are almost certainly not the ideal subject for this kind of processing, as you may have noticed.