photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Willis and Hancock

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hancock Building – Chicago

header image: Willis Tower – Chicago

 

Both of these images were made on 35mm Fuji Velvia 50 film.

 

Fuji Velvia was and still is a very high contrast, richly color saturated, ultra fine grain film and scanning

Velvia for me, is a tough task. Reds, blues,  and greens are extremely saturated and

while the transparencies on my light table look jewel like and vibrant, scanning them is like

taming a wild beast.

 

So I’m always a little disappointed when I upload scanned film images to this blog because

the web’s sRGB color space removes most of the color vibrancy that

I fought so hard to keep during the scanning process!

But then all images we post to the web take a big hit in terms of color, contrast, sharpness and vibrancy, don’t they?

I’ve been told that the reduced resolution and limited color space of the web frees up bandwidth. Whatever. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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