A foggy afternoon

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A foggy afternoon

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:thumbup:

Similar conditions over here. Driving home, across the Vale of York, on Friday evening was 'interesting'.

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Great photo, Hans!!

The subject of fog is portrayed very well. It gives a feeling of quiet tension like a apparition might appear from the vapor. The symmetry of the reflection in the pool enhances that effect, as if you can't tell up from down.

Thanks for sharing it!
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Thanks!

I manipulated the photo to give it a watercolor effect.
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It looks great.

But I can't help but think how it would look if taken using Ilford film.

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It's almost black-and-white, so it wouldn't make a lot of difference.
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I was attracted to the title, a foggy afternoon.

It is almost unheard of in my part of the world. The moment the sun warms up on a winters morning, the fog lifts. For me this photo would be between 7am to 9am on a cold winters morning.
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At this time of the year, the sun doesn't get higher than 14 degrees in the sky. Even if there's a clear sky, you hardly feel its warmth. If the day starts out foggy, the sun doesn't have the power to burn it away.
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GeoffW wrote:
19 Dec 2021, 21:14
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But I can't help but think how it would look if taken using Ilford film.
HansV wrote:
19 Dec 2021, 21:57
It's almost black-and-white, so it wouldn't make a lot of difference.
Each B&W emulsion (regardless of film manufacturer) has its own characteristic tones and and contrast so Hans might be surprised at how different it could turn out. If Hans can share the original with me (privately of course) then I can reprocess it and reupload different versions that emulate different Ilford emulsions.

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It's beautiful Hans.

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Hans shared the original JPEG file with me and I've had a quick play with it, to illustrate how different film types behave.

Having said that you must remember these film emulations are what the developers of the software I'm using think are the characteristics of each film type. The basic workflow was:
1) Open the original JPEG file in Affinity Photo.
2) Crop it slightly.
3) Remove some over hanging branches from the top of the frame.
4) Invoke a plug-in called 'Sliver Efex Pro 2'.
5) Leave all the settings at the default, 'neutral', preset, except for changing the 'film type':
    in the first image:
        the left hand image is emulating 'Ilford Delta 100 Pro'.
        the right hand image is emulating 'Ilford Delta 3200 Pro'.
    in the second image:
        the left hand image is emulating 'Ilford PAN F Plus 50'.
        the right hand image is emulating 'Ilford HP5 Plus 400'.

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Fascinating, thanks!
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The most obvious difference is that the right hand images are more grainy. This is because they are mimicking 'fast' films, ones that were very sensitive to light, making them good for low light conditions. The trade off was that to get such sensitivity the silver halide crystals had to be bigger, meaning the film had less resolution.

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Picking a favorite, for me, was between the 100 and 50 speed Ilford simulations. I think I like the first one, the Ilford Delta 100 Pro, the best although the 'Ilford PAN F Plus 50 is a very close second.
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BobH wrote:
21 Dec 2021, 17:05
Picking a favorite...
:grin: there's a reason why my wife has been known to complain of being a photo-editing widow. These four versions were essentially 'one click wonders'. The array of settings that can be changed within the software is huge. Investigating them and then trying to decide if you like the changes they produce can swallow hours and hours of your life.

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^^^
Not unlike dodging and burning in when in the darkroom, eh?
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