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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New York, New York
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New York, 1997. This was the only way to shoot at 6400 until recently. I tried reproducing the shot last year with a modern EOS. It was a catastrophe; the blur looked like a bug instead of a feature. There was no romance to it. Say what you like about IQ and resolution, but film had that in spades: romance. Well, there it is, my first love, in New York in 1997. And that's got to be worth something.
Submitted: Monday, 16th February, 2009 22:29 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 24th December, 1997
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ISO: 6400
Notes: Ilford Delta 3200 stock pushed to 6400. Shot from a tripod set astern of a fast-moving Staten Island Ferry, it was a miracle anything came out at all.
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