Friday, December 26, 2014

The Contaminated Water of Mill Creek. Waste from the Calcasieu Paper Mill in Elizabeth, La., Flows Into the Creek.

A few nice photo effects online images I found:


The Contaminated Water of Mill Creek. Waste from the Calcasieu Paper Mill in Elizabeth, La., Flows Into the Creek.
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Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: The Contaminated Water of Mill Creek. Waste from the Calcasieu Paper Mill in Elizabeth, La., Flows Into the Creek. Effects of Chemical Pollutions Can Be Seen (And Smelled) 30 Miles South of the Plant Where the Creek Runs through a Large Game Preserve and Forest.

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-3710

Photographer: St. Gil, Marc, 1924-1992

Subjects:
Elizabeth (Allen parish, Louisiana, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=546197

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Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

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Use Restrictions: Unrestricted



green dreams #1 - symmetry
photo effects online
Image by mugley
After the horrendous bokeh abuse in the previous photo, it was time to attempt another clichéd Flickr party trick - cross processing. Have tried it a couple of times before, and have to say I'm not a fan. Seems to be a way to throw away perfectly usable image information and make a slide unprojectable, to get an effect that could be easily replicated on a computer (and is pretty grotesque anyway).

But what the heck, let's try it again anyway. Now, what to use? Had a look through the film shelf in the fridge... got a bunch of Precisa there... nah, been done a million times, plus I got a roll of it processed in the proper chemicals last week, and it's kind of nice. Kind of like Sensia 100, or maybe Astia. Good multi-purpose stuff.

So what to use instead... found some rolls of Velvia 100F, which I'm not much of a fan of either. Nasty blue cast, usually needs a warming filter in daylight. Seems like a weird second-option to non-F Velvia 100, or Provia. Might as well destroy a roll...

Had a look online at how the stuff cross processes - ugh. Horrible bright pinky-red rubbish. Totally at a loss as to why anyone would seek that look intentionally. Oh wait, lomography. Now, how would a photographer who actually thinks about photos deal with it? In the absence of a real thinking photographer, I decided to use a green filter on the lens to counteract the pink, and over-expose a stop just in case the green and pink neutralised each other and went black.

So this is how it turned out - it's still crappy colour-shifted xpro rubbish, but at least I scored some nice cloudage. And it's not pink.