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I feel like submitting this shot even though it's completely not what I intended. I'm still having trouble getting my local photo place to process Fuji Neopan 100 ACROS correctly (can you tell?). Today I managed to convince them that they were sometimes processing it as Neopan 400 (which was proved true when the owner asked one of the staff 'how would you process this film?' in front of me and they gave the settings used for Neopan 400). So having worked that out, this film was theoretically processed as normal 100 ASA film (unless they processed it as 400 again by sheer oversight). It turns out they basically have one setting which they use for all 100 films. And if that's really what they used here then it doesn't seem too appropriate for ACROS... nice effect, but I'd prefer to have planned it

Cactus, Kew Gardens, London, February 2003
Canon EOS 300, tripod, Fuji Neopan 100 ACROS, suspect machine processing
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good-fortune Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, as much as it didn't turn out as you wanted it to, i think the sharp contrast is good for portraying cacti. like needles aren't the most cuddly, soft things in the world so using the distinctive black and whites works w/ the plants characteristics, you know? hehe, i wanted that to sound a lot more intelligent than it did but whatever . . . good job anyways :)
skepeffe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2003
Okay, nevermind the Taliban comment. For what it's worth, I say you show them a little mercy. =p (Razz) I don't know if it would've turned out too differently, but still..Heart Just.. :p (Lick) the contrasts!

;) (Wink)
99gnome Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2003
it's a pity that they processed it so bad. otherwise: unusual picture from you ;) (Wink) i don't see any people nor monkeys Laughing
and - guess what - i like it. it looks very surreal and i like it that the biggest cactus is so off-centered - cool!
stevesm Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2003
Despite the bad processing, I think it suits the subject. not that you couldn't have done the same with a bit of Photoshop jiggery-pokery and a decent neg :-) (Smile)
ash Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2003
That's where I take mine. I've had some good results as well, seems to depend on who you get. I'm puzzled though that these are still shagged, because I really thought I'd got it nailed when I 'proved' that they sometimes process it as 400 by mistake. Weird.
kalayl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2003
I actually shot with an Acros the other day but forgot to ask/check how they processed it (snappy snaps clapham). seemed to have done a good enough job at first glance, but need to take a closer look.
wyn- Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2003   Photographer
It looked bizarre from the thumbnail I thought it was some strange looking fireworks... but cacti are cool.
katya Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2003   Traditional Artist
I like this one, also... the direction of the light coming from the left seems to remind me of a very old memory. I also enjoy the true black and white contrast. Very nicely planned;) (Wink)
p0m Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2003
Its good. Actually very good. I really love that its in B&W.
human-azazello Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2003   Writer
intentional or not it looks cool

i like the plain simplicity of it
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