EM-5, Lumix 20/1.7, ISO 3200, VSCO Ilford HP5 preset

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Bob Tullis
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Most I believer are ISO 3200 - auto ISO, anyway. A few from this evening's walk during the Nor'Easter. Not being one to just let an exposure be stamped w/o a personal touch, the VSCO preset was massaged a little (but I trust I kept the flavor of the film style, never having worked with film of this type, that is).

For ISO 200 studies, I tend to resort to Silver Efex for the mono finish. But for high ISO nigh stuff I find the VSCO presets rather interesting as well as less involved. Being there's so many VSCO presets, I've come to embrace the Ilford HP5 for some reason (it conveys the precise and imprecise rather well for my eye).

I'm pleased for these, having pretty much written off the 20/1.7 with the OM_D for the potential for banding. Though I've taken to the 40mm FOV as an innate FOV, I've always found it a little tight, and I'm looking forward to moving to a fast 17mm lens shortly. Blah, blah. . . etc.

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Oldroadster Junior Member • Posts: 49
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Very atmospheric Bob. They work really well in mono and viewing them I feel cold and wet. As a composition the last one is interesting to me on two levels. The lone dog walker running their dogs in the snow has a melancholic feel to me. And as a dog owner living in the UK our public parks don't have such facilities.

As an aside you explain what VSCO is short for. Is it software?

Thank you for sharing Bob and all the best to you and all others affected by the weather recently.

Prime85 Senior Member • Posts: 1,017
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Great shots.  I also felt cold.  Well done!

flacko_man Regular Member • Posts: 453
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Very unpleasant - conditions. Great photos. B&W really suits.

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Zbynek Hromek
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Very nice pictures.

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Bob Tullis
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Oldroadster wrote:

Very atmospheric Bob. They work really well in mono and viewing them I feel cold and wet. As a composition the last one is interesting to me on two levels. The lone dog walker running their dogs in the snow has a melancholic feel to me. And as a dog owner living in the UK our public parks don't have such facilities.

As an aside you explain what VSCO is short for. Is it software?

I believe there are two more dog owners in the dog run there - but more to the point NYC has quite a few areas set aside as dog runs.     VSCO is the Visual Supply Company, they've created presets/filters to emulate a wide range of film styles for LR, ACR/PS, and Aperture (iirc).

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Very nice series.  Like 1, 3 and 4 best (subject matter related).  Not ready for this yet.  Still have to take the lawn deck off the tractor and install the blower and hoping the weather warms up in the next couple of days for me to do that.

Oldroadster Junior Member • Posts: 49
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Thank you for the information and sorry I did notice the other people but my inexperience at posting meant I had no idea how to edit my post.

Keep posting,

Ian.

Christian Grevstad Regular Member • Posts: 256
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1, 3, and 6 are fantastic. Love the atmosphere

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Great shots, glad to see others embracing VSCO as well. Much like yourself I tend to stick with just a few of their presets (fuji 160c and kodak portra 160vc)!

Bill Wallace Veteran Member • Posts: 6,969
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Amazingly eerie feel to them Bob. You have definitely stamped these shots. Right now it's tough for you guys to get a break, I hope things turn in your favor soon. So much heartache....

Compelling shots...

Bill

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Bob,

Wonderful photos!!!

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Great atmosphere Bob!!

I love 1,4,6.

I have to take a look at that VSCO software.

Thank you!

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Bob Tullis
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stefano888 wrote:

Great atmosphere Bob!!

I love 1,4,6.

I realize now that the 2nd shot is only interesting for what can't be seen, the Triborough and Hellsgate bridges in the distance . Likely of questionable merit even to those familiar with Carl Shurz park.

I have to take a look at that VSCO software.

A little pricey, I think it's most of interest to those that shot film for a period, but worth a peek for sure.   I may have picked it up from Americayall if it was he who mentioned it in the past several months.

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Vittorio Fracassi Senior Member • Posts: 1,348
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very good work Bob, the snow on dark background, the harshness of high ISO blended with the texture of the preset, all in tune.  Lovely.

Regards, Vittorio

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Bob Great shots. I like the first and last the best. The first one reminds me of an old b/w movie I looked for Jimmy Stewart and I think I heard a bell. ha

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Bob does VSCO have a web site?

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Bob Tullis wrote:

A little pricey, I think it's most of interest to those that shot film for a period, but worth a peek for sure. I may have picked it up from Americayall if it was he who mentioned it in the past several months.

Definitely correct about a little pricey - checked out their website. But agree it would be of interest for those who remember/used some of these film stocks. (Fond memories of Kodak Tri-X - and we complain about noise/grain. Now that was grainy in the higher speeds!!!)

Love the mood of the shots through the snow. Thanks for sharing them.

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as a few have remarked already they made me feel cold (moreso since its hot right now in australia). great compositions and its odd how film grain can really add to a mood or feel. i wonder if it is innate or a nostalga thing. it works whatever. great stuff!

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Steven Wandy wrote:

Bob Tullis wrote:

A little pricey, I think it's most of interest to those that shot film for a period, but worth a peek for sure. I may have picked it up from Americayall if it was he who mentioned it in the past several months.

Definitely correct about a little pricey - checked out their website. But agree it would be of interest for those who remember/used some of these film stocks. (Fond memories of Kodak Tri-X - and we complain about noise/grain. Now that was grainy in the higher speeds!!!)

They run discounts when they introduce a new set of presets; when Film 2 was introduced, you could get it for 1/2 price with a purchase of Film 1. That makes it slightly more bearable.

I like to look of many negative films, though I never shot with them much. Having used them for a while, there are a number of things I like about the presets:

  • easy to get a consistent look across images, while still making shot-by-shot adjustments;
  • faster workflow: once I've selected a preset, most of my fiddling happens in the Basic panel in LR;
  • a more film-like rolloff to whites and blacks;
  • a choice between different pleasantly-inaccurate color palettes.

Something I've noticed since I began using them: the initial rendering of an image with which I start my processing has a big impact on the finished result; starting with different presets, I get to very different finished results. This made me realize how much influence I had been allowing to Adobe's defaults! Selecting very different presets at the outset makes it easier to produce different versions of an image (if I'm so inclined), which I can choose among later.

Here are three different treatments of the same capture…

Kodak Portra 160NC +

Ilford HP5

Fuji Neopan 1600

None of these are the presets straight; they were all substantially adjusted after the initial preset was applied.

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