B&W Film Grain

Challenge #9 in the Pari's Series series. Hosted by Parinita Salian.
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Nothing can beat the effect of film grain on a Black and White image. It coverts the photograph into a timeless piece of art. Film had a distinct advantage over digital when it came to grain, as digital noise didnt give the same effect. But with advanced image-editing softwares and plug-ins its possible to replicate the effect.
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One of many local landmarks in the centre of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (UK), '8' is a unique and stunning view in the right light ... but with such high reflectance from the stainless steel construction and polished outer finish, it's a challenge to achieve correct exposure and maintain detail. The reflection in the surrounding part-frozen water feature adds to the dynamism of the image, which really lends itself to a 'Dynamic Black & White' in-camera setting for this interpretation.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 17th February, 2009 23:59 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 11th January, 2009
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1300 sec
Aperture: F2
ISO: 125
Notes: Captured under extremely bright conditions, 8MK image was shot in Aperture priority, hand-held, with pattern metering, modified 'Dynamic BW' in-camera setting, jpeg file processed in Nikon Capture NX, then film grain added in DxO FilmPack v2 .. the Rollei IR400 setting gave the result I was after.
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