Above/featured: After Girard: Vancouver-Strathcona, 14 Oct 2021.
The Fujifilm X70 mirrorless fixed-lens prime camera has been a real boon to my approach to photography for personal projects both domestically and internationally. To satisfy my curiosity, I’ve provided examples of X70 images made with two Fujifilm analog-film simulation (film-sim) recipes:
• Ektachrome 100SW (saturated warm), simulating images with the Kodak colour transparency or slide films produced between 1996 to 2002;
• Kodachrome 64, simulating images with the Kodak colour film produced between the mid-1970s and 2009.
In this post, I examine the Kodacolor film-simulation, a reproduction of which Fuji X Weekly’s Ritchie Roesch describes as “producing a classic Kodak analog aesthetic.” According to Roesch, the digital film-simulation is closest to Kodacolor VR analog color film from the early-1980s, whose ISO200 version is still available for purchase as “ColorPlus 200” (Kodacolor 200).
The following film-simulation recipe creates images similar to the look of “Kodacolor VR 200 (film) that’s been overexposed.” My X70 settings are:
- ‘Classic Chrome’ built-in film-sim
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlight: +1 (Medium-High)
- Shadow: +1 (Medium-High)
- Color: -2 (Low)
- Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
- Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
- White Balance: 6300K; -3 Red, -2 Blue
- ISO: Auto, up to 6400 for “grainy” appearance (or fixed to 1000)
The recipe above is for the X-Trans II sensor; the corresponding recipe for an updated or more recent sensor is found here. All other recipes sorted by specific sensor are found here.
The following images were made at locations throughout metropolitan Vancouver. Minor adjustments to brightness level, rotation, and geometric distortion have been applied from straight-out-of-the-camera (SOOC) to posting.
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Above/featured: Left: “Search”, by J. Seward Johnson Jr. (1975). Right: “Solo”, by Natalie McHaffie (1986). Devonian Harbour Park, 14 Jul 2021 (X70).
Based on what we see in person and online, the quickest version of street art may be defined by the variety of art appearing on side walls of buildings, big and small. Most will think about paint, graffiti, and murals, all of them in the here and now. But we shouldn’t forget any art that’s out on the streets and publicly accessible.
Below are a handful of examples of public art in the city of Vancouver; the following is a visual expression of my fondness for sculpture whose origins sweep back to the 1st-half of the 20th-century.
- “A Tale of Two Children” by Ken Lum (2005)
- “Golden Tree” by Douglas Coupland (2016); “Salish Gifts” by Susan Point (2015)
- Lions by Charles Marega (1939)
- “Reconciliation Pole” by 7idansuu / Edenshaw, James Hart (2017)
- “Salmon” by Susan Point (1995)
- “Saltwater City”, by Paul Wong (2020)
- “Welcome Figure”, by Darren Yelton (2006)
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