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Kodak Gold woodland

A couple of photos taken in woodland beside the Chesterfield Canal, the smell of wild garlic heady in the morning air. Although I’d started my walk quite early, because of the time of year the sun had already risen quite high by the time I made these photos.

Wild garlic woodland

This sort of scene, with sunlight dappling the woodland floor is beautiful to look at but often makes for disappointing photographs due to the difference in dynamic range between the sunlit highlights and the much darker shadows. While the eye deals with such things without issue, film and digital sensors tend to fare poorly. Still, I took a couple of shots because I thought I might get away with it in this instance as there was more shade than sunlight. I think they turned out quite well for a consumer grade film.

Natural reclamation

Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D & Kodak Gold 200.

Taken on 31 May 2020

6 thoughts on “Kodak Gold woodland

  1. Looking at these it’s clear the light must have been quite cool in the shade of the dense foliage. It balances Gold 200’s warmth nicely and gives the greens a balanced quality that I quite like. Gold 200, as I think I’ve mentioned before is one of my favorites. Looking forward to your next post.

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