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Thread: El Roque - Grand Canaria (WPPD 2013)

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    El Roque - Grand Canaria (WPPD 2013)

    One of the pictures taken on our first vacation day on the island Gran Canaria close to the village El Roque on the North coast. (Fuji Superia Reala 100, developed in Tetenal Colortec C41 on the first day back home)

    Home-built cardboard camera (, 4.5x6 format, 30 mm focal length, needle-drilled aluminum pinhole 0.2 mm

    -_- Best wishes from Switzerland, René -_- my photos on flickr

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    Beautifully seen and captured. Really enjoy seeing the movement in the water echoing the clouds - just the right shutter speed. Well done!

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    I'm really curious about the color rendition. It certainly works, but I know you've got enough control to come up with an image the way you want it. Any reason it's so purple?


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    What a striking image, Rene! I think the color contributes much to the ominousness of the photograph. Man....that is a great shot...

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    That's a stunning shot Rene, I think the tone really suits the image. Is it cropped a bit, it looks more 6x7 than 6x4.5.
    Regards Shane
    - Suggestions on how to improve image always welcome

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    Wow! That is terrific, René! Just a striking image all around.
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    Fabulous WPPD entry.
    It makes me wonder what you could achieve if you weren't living in land-locked Switzerland most of the year !

    I love the purple hue and the overall composition.
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    Many thanks for your very kind comments.

    Nick: I made this shot in the afternoon after lunch. Lunch time in Spain starts at 2 pm and lasts until 4 pm or even longer. So it was about 4:30 pm. The weather was really dramatic. The color is not exactly as it was but it reflects the picture I've seen at the moment I captured it. A correct color rendition is not easy with color negative film. If it is required I make a shot of a Kodak gray card every moment the light changes but in this case as I was more after "artistic" pictures I skipped this; also for saving more frames for taking pictures. Back to your question. There was some purple color cast in the scenery but a little bit less. I emphasized the color during the post-processing to get the impression I had in mind.

    Shane: The picture is not cropped. The film mask in the camera is 43 mm x 55 mm.

    George: If I would live close to the ocean I would take too many pictures of stones, waves and clouds. :-)
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    -_- Best wishes from Switzerland, René -_- my photos on flickr

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    I like the way the sky and water look, with the breakers offshore to separate them!
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    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    What a great shot. The turbulent water fills the frame beautifully.

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