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.