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Old 07-28-2010, 03:41 AM
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I have found Velvia to be useful in heavy overcast. The colors are muted down some and actually look real. A little extra exposure seems to help, too. Under regular lighting, I think it just looks phony.
When I looked at the Rowell retrospective book I could easily tell which were shot on Kodachrome and which were on Velvia. I know which I prefer.
To my eye Velvia's extreme saturation tends to eliminate color nuance. Just what you were saying, Matt. A pink cloud on Velvia in the Rowell book just looks uniformly pink when it clearly would not be like that in reality.

Ektachrome VS is too much for most of what I like too, but compared to Velvia at least the colors have more than a casual relationship with reality.

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