Unmoaning the moaner

In previous entries, I moaned about Auckland’s winter and overcast days. I also talked about trying out a simpler approach to photography where I stick to a single file simulation recipe on my X-Pro3. Putting all the posts together, you won’t be wrong to think that I’m a moaner, worrying that I won’t find a suitable film simulation that will be usable in Auckland’s winter.

Despite all that the Fujifilm Gods must be smiling my way because everything came together from Thursday evening. That evening, I decided to try out Ritchie Roesch’s Kodacolour film simulation this weekend. And Friday morning turned out to be a sun drenched winter’s morning, allowing me to test this film simulation. These two things came together to produce a series of pictures that I really liked.

I really like the warm and contrasty look of the Kodacolour on a sunny day. My initial concerns that the film simulation recipe might result in an overly yellow toned photo has been washed away. Surprisingly, the greenish dark contrast of the photo has helped balance out any buttery yellow tinges.

The film simulation also worked well in the overcast rainy conditions. The earlier Ramen post featured photos taken later that day when it wet and dark. I think this film recipe might be a keeper.

Author: Jason Phang

Hailing from Humid Singapore, I’ve been calling Auckland, New Zealand home since 2005. I love making photographs and I generally veer towards street photography.

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