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.
Continuing from the last time, here is Tokyo in 2016, this time in summer, with a Kodak ULTRAMAX 400. Kodak gives the impression of being a bit yellowish, but the sky has a deep and strong blue color. The colors also seem darker. The film tends to depending on the type, and even the way the film is developed when it is sent out for development can change it. So what is the truely image of film is difficult to say. However, the base of each film is different, and the developing process adds flavor to the film. There is no right answer, and I think one way to deal with film is to choose what you like. Of course, there have some standard films that you just have to choose when you are in doubt, but that is one of the many (or maybe not so many nowadays) types of film.
This is Tokyo in the winter of 2016 taken by the film Kodak Gold 200. The colors are typical of Kodak. In winter, the humidity is low, so the light tends to penetrate better and produce higher-resolution photos. I noticed that Kodak Gold 200 is one of the films that is not easy to get. It is still available on the Internet, but Yodobashi Camera no longer carries it and it is no longer a film that can be easily used…. It is hard to see Fujifilm’s lineup decrease, but it is also hard to see Kodak’s lineup decrease.
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.