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09-13-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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Looking for a film.....

Looking for a film that might give me similar aesthetics to these shots.....

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Both are by OLGA SHCHEBLYKINA

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09-13-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Portra 160?
In any case I see a blue dominant and the blacks are pushed down (post production?maybe)
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Looks a bit too saturated for portra to my eyes. I think most col negs give this look - superia 400 would certainly do the sky colours. The blue is quite dominant, maybe something like agfa col neg?
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Looks like Ektar to me.

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Positive or negative?

Scanning slides doesn't seem to match colours very well, but the oranges and blues in the hills and sunset in the second image sure look like Ektachrome to me. If the pictures were negatives, I would go with Ektar, as Swift1 pointed out.
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Link says they're from Instagram. They're most likely from a smartphone and no film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by samtr87 Quote
Link says they're from Instagram. They're most likely from a smartphone and no film.
Link only says they looked through her instagram feed.
Aren't instagrams square always?
I'm not saying they aren't digital or instagram, but they don't look like instagram to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Link only says they looked through her instagram feed.
Aren't instagrams square always?
I'm not saying they aren't digital or instagram, but they don't look like instagram to me.
That's what I thought too, but then I found her Instagram account and she has a lot of similarly sized pictures there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by samtr87 Quote
That's what I thought too, but then I found her Instagram account and she has a lot of similarly sized pictures there.

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Oh. Interesting.
I stand corrected
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Instagram doesn't care where your image files come from, and neither picture looks like it came from a fixed focus smartphone. In particular, the trees in the distant foreground of the first one are out of focus, whereas the building is in sharp focus. Also, in the linked gallery, check the depth of field in the picture with logs in the foreground.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Looks like Ektar to me.
Looks like Ektar to me as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
Instagram doesn't care where your image files come from, and neither picture looks like it came from a fixed focus smartphone. In particular, the trees in the distant foreground of the first one are out of focus, whereas the building is in sharp focus. Also, in the linked gallery, check the depth of field in the picture with logs in the foreground.
Exactly, I post my film photos to Instagram. Lots of people post their dslr photos too.
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Thanks for your input guys, i am pretty sure these are film shots. Like gabro said, i'm guessing their must be some kind of post production going on. And what about exposure times as well, longish exposures??
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kalki Quote
some kind of post production going on
Actually, if the photofinishing is done by a good lab on quality paper, the original prints will look even better than what you see online, with truer colours and much better dynamic range. Unless you have a $2000 colour calibrated display, your computer will distort the colours and even a Retina display doesn't have the resolution of a quality print. Monitors tend to be brighter however, because they shine light at you, instead of reflecting ambient light, which makes the images seem "louder." It's been a long time since I had prints digitized with a drum scanner, but even that process doesn't capture everything you can see on paper. There isn't a flatbed scanner made that doesn't require heavy image processing just to make the digital file look as good as a $0.25 drug store one hour photo print.

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longish exposures?
A lot of the photos in the Instagram gallery appear to be taken with short focal lengths, during the day, with minimal artificial light, so there probably was no need to go with long exposure times. The second picture in this thread was taken at dusk, but with a wide angle lens, so it could have been taken at ~1/30 sec. and pushed when developed. With 400 ASA film, maybe even 1/60, so no tripod.
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If you really want to know, go to her Instagram feed and post a comment about the picture(s) you're wondering about and see if she answers. Worst that could happen is that she ignores it.
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