This is Tokyo in 2018…I took these photos from January to May. Film is a perfect balance of light and shadow. The photo above is one of my personal favorites this time. The orange light draws the eye, but at the back of the platform, there is a bluish tint, perhaps due to buildings blocking the light, giving the viewer a sense of the richness of color from place to place. KODAK tends to lean toward orange, and this photo is generally more orange than most, but the softness of the film gives it a nice feel without being seductive.
夜の台湾をKLASSE W + PORTRA 400で。今回で2017年の台湾の写真は最後に。前々回夜の撮影はNATURA 1600がいいなんて書きましたが、ISO400あってがんばってカメラを固定できればなんとか撮れるということだと思います。粒状感も悪くないし。ただ、やっぱり現像した結果ブレている写真は何枚か出てきちゃいます。撮り慣れてない人に撮ってもらうと、もうブレブレ、笑。 そういう意味でもNATURA 1600は安心だったんだと思います。失敗が少ないって、誰にでも撮りやすいってことになるので、それはとても大事なことだと思うので。 ISO800のフィルムが現状、カラーでの最高感度になりますが、富士フイルムのフィルムはISO800感度のフィルムもう売ってないんですよね。 KODAK PORTRA 800、Lomography Color Negative 800、cinestill 800Tといったところが選択肢でしょうか。 種類の少なさに焦りを感じます。
Taiwan at night with KLASSE W + PORTRA 400. This is the last photo of Taiwan in 2017. I wrote in the previous issue that NATURA 1600 is good for night photography, but I think it means that if you have ISO 400 and can hold the camera steady, you can manage to take pictures. The graininess is good. However, there have some blurred few pictures after developing the film. When I asked someone who is not used to taking pictures to take them, taht were blurry lol. In that sense, I think NATURA 1600 was a safe choice. I think it is very important to have less mistakes, because that means it is easy for anyone to take pictures. ISO 800 film is currently the highest sensitivity for color, but Fujifilm does not sell ISO 800 sensitivity film anymore. KODAK PORTRA 800, Lomography Color Negative 800, and cinestill 800T are the options. I feel impatient with the lack of variety.
This time, Taiwan in 2017 as before through PORTRA 400. The atmosphere of the image is different from the previous NATURA 1600, perhaps due to the compatibility with KLASSE, but the resolution looks see high. When I look at it on my smartphone, the resolution looks even higher because the screen is smaller. PORTRA 400 is still available, but it has become a very expensive film (although it was relatively expensive from before). It is not sold in bulk, but only in sets of five, so it is very damaging to my money when I’ll buy.