Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400
Not to be confused with Lomochrome Purple, which gives a bit of faux IR-look to the images, the Turquoise has amazing color shifts that totally blew me away. I had one roll to play with, and shot it with my Minolta Maxxum 5 last April. Some of the images were taken at the Ann Arbor Festifools parade, and the colors are definitely amazing, and odd. The film is ISO 400 and fine-grained, and as advertised by Lomography "LomoChrome Turquoise lets you explore the color spectrum like you never have before. Warm colors become blue, blue becomes golden and green becomes emerald. Capable of producing picture-perfect photos totally naturally, Lomochrome Turquoise will bathe your photos in lustrous tones from a broader color spectrum." I can't do better than that hype. It is a C-41 color negative film with oddball color shifts that I find quite endearing.
|No longer Maize and Blue!|
Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip 100
|You can see how odd the film looks after developing|
|Outside of Zingerman's candy store|
|See the wrist strap on the lower right. I need to remove it.|
|At the Reuse center|
|Chelsea's famous clock tower|
|there used to be a bookstore here|
|reds really are pronounced|
|not so great in the shadows|
|A strange film, for sure|
So, yes, I enjoy playing with the oddball films from Lomography. They add an element of surprise and are plain fun. Try one, such as the Lomochrome Purple (while it is still available) and see what you think. Definitely a departure from what the digital shooters are doing! I advise getting a couple of rolls of any of the offbeat films. Test one to have a better idea of its characteristics under different conditions, and then use the other rolls when you know you have the best chance of getting the maximum effectiveness from the film.