This is the other half, taken with UltraMax 400 and the Nikon F3HP and scanned on the Pakon 135. A bit of retouch in LR, but overall, there is little difference. The skin tones were important, because he has a rather ruddy complexion (not as bad as mine), and sometimes toning it down removes a lot of other qualities in an image. Above is the “retouched” and below is the untouched.
I’ve a small collection of older cameras. This is a portrait of one of my favorite people, taken with a Voigtlander RF, a folder from the 1930s. It has a Heliar uncoated lens, 105mm, which is appropriate for the 6×9 camera size. The film is Portra 400, 120.
I have done some post processing here, cleaning up a streak running through the film, as well as erasing bits and pieces of odd detritus. I also pushed the color a bit, as the original image was rather pale – perhaps a bit overexposed.
I was taking a snap out of the restaurant window of this young woman – she was talking to her friends and had been looking down. As I snapped away, she saw me, and gave me this lovely smile. It really made this photo – and my day. Thank you, whoever you are!
From a workshop . . .
My husband says he likes the picture, but he looks like a trog.