Old School Photo Hack

After Five Weeks of Rain

Captured with film -- Central Maryland (May 2016)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Captured with film — Central Maryland (May 2016)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Pinks to brighten the day -- Central Maryland (May 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Pinks to brighten the day — Central Maryland (May 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Which version do you like better — film (the top image) or digital (the bottom image) — and why?

24 thoughts on “After Five Weeks of Rain

  1. paula graham

    I like the film in this instance better, cause of the softer look, both in colours and in sharpness…but , have no idea , your digital must have undergone some kind of processing either in camera or on the computer but, with more processing I feel the result could be made much more similar.
    I shoot in raw..and always have to process…and like doing it…all just my opinion and there are many ways that lead to Rome!!
    Good post.


  2. Francis.R.

    I like very much the dreamy nature of the film version, in part because it shows better the breeze and those greens are magnificent, although the trucks in the digital version I think are better in color.


  3. Edwin Ho

    I like the film shot as it is more “atmospheric” whereas the digital shot is more “brilliant” and the purple is more intense. My personal preference is the film shot.


  4. Stephen Lewis

    I vote for the top version. In it, the shadows are open and the foreground and the leaves and branches of the trees are vibrant and painterly. But, I’ll agree with the comment of Paula Graham that, depending on processing approach, a similar outcome might have also been possible in digital.


  5. Larry McGraw

    I was fortunate to have been there when the pictures were taken. The first photo most closely repeats the scene as I saw it. The color of the flowers was not as brilliant as shown in the second photo. Both reproduce the feeling of the scene. Good job Mitch.


  6. jmpod

    Top. Softer as well – and the colors seem truer to life. Also it shows some interesting imperfections-a little bit of dead grass, the trunks appear twisted together, etc


    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      I prefer film as well, especially since beginning to shoot it again back in early 2014. However, I haven’t moved toward it as a primary source of content because of a number of factors, which I’ve finally resolved in the past couple of months. So stay tuned for more film work to come!

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