Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Pan-F+ and Diafine
I figured that I ought to try that. too. I shot this photo at Matthaei Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago, and finally developed it last night in Diafine. I really like the overall results. This was a quick scan done on a flatbed scanner, not my film scannner, and made into a duotone in Photoshop. I wanted to have the water blurred, and yet the branch in relatively good focus. I shot it with my Nikon FM2N on a tripod with a cable release and a 70-200mm Vivitar zoom lens. The exposure was probably something like f16 at 1/2 second. I never record that information. In any case, i am pleased with the results, and Diafine is becoming a real favorite developer that I am using frequently.
That's the beauty of film... you can get different effects depending on the type of film and speed that you use. Can't do that with digital without post-processing...