by Dave Brown
Silver Medium is Large
One of the MANY Coors buildings captures winter afternoon sun. I drove by this spot a day earlier and the construction crane on the far right was extended up over the circular portion of the building. It was highlighted nicely by the sun, and created a dramatic framing effect. Of course on Saturday when I returned the crane had been lowered!
I shot this with a film originally formulated in Eastern Europe to be used as spy film for high altitude capture of enemy assets prior to and during world war two. It became a Euro standard for repro film through the eighties, and early nineties. It is still used heavily by people like myself. It is a very very thin film so there is not sufficient thickness of emulsion to absorb across the film plane, this makes for extra fine grain, and there is no anti-halation layer so there is no bounce reflectance back into the emulsion. Scanned at 4800dpi with minor cleanup in Aperture, dust removal etc it is ready to go.
A Little Help
This processing method, the large scan, makes for some fairly large files. Up to 500mb. So far my MacBook Pro is having a rough go with handling these files during Aperture edit. Many crashes and restarts. When I get time I would like to smooth that part of my workflow out. I intend to keep at my lesson plan with the ApertureExpert Program so for now I struggle a tad.