Is it Art?
I’ve been playing with some new toys today. Yesterday I collected the Panasonic Leica Summilux 25mm prime from UPS in Marmaris. This is a very fast, (and Large), standard lens for the 4/3 system built for use on Panasonic’s LC1 SLR, or its Leica equivalent the DigiLux 3. Of course it also fits all cameras using the 4/3 lens mount so it works with the Olympus E-400.
It’s too early today to look for subjects far from home to assess it so I shot this picture of a, somewhat, tired Amazon and Irem preparing breakfast. The image was shot in RAW and converted in the second toy ~ Bibble Pro RAW conversion software, which I am reviewing.
One of the plug-ins in Bibble is ‘Andy’ a monochrome equivalency filter that has a setting to emulate the Kodak Kodalith process. I haven’t made a proper Kodalith for thirty years but the temptation to press a button and make this electronic version was just too much. The result for some reason reminded me of the quality of techniques demonstrated in Professor Hedgecoe’s Books.
Replacing black with red in PhotoShop completes the transformation and helps to create the image’s nightmare quality.
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