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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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Monday, 9th February, 2009 (GMT)
Monday, 16th February, 2009 – Sunday, 22nd February, 2009 (GMT)
Monday, 23rd February, 2009 – Sunday, 1st March, 2009 (GMT)
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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.
|Submitted:||Tuesday, 17th February, 2009 23:59 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Sunday, 11th January, 2009|
|Focal length:||24 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/1300 sec|
|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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