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Cherry blossom 3 by BenoitAubry Cherry blossom 3 by BenoitAubry
I was experimenting with Kodachrome film in April 1996 and I found these blossoms at Main and Terminal in Vancouver one evening. The sun was setting and there they were in the middle of a small boulevard.

No Cokin diffusion filter, Just shady part of the branch. Canon AE-1 Program, f/1.8, 1/60 Kodachrome slide film.
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woodfaery Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Wow, you managed to "slide" smoothly into my kodachrome feature! :D Come and have a look! [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010   Photographer
Thanks very much! :boogie: :dance:

By the way, Kodachrome is Simon and Garfunkle, not just Paul Simon.

Furthurs!!!
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raiawoman Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It is lovely but I am surprised that it is a tad bit grainy for slide film, don't you think?
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Photographer
Thanks... It is what it is. I scanned it at 600 dpi initially on an AGFA e50. Conditions over the years might have affected the slides but I tried to keep them away from any heat source or chemical fumes. I looked through some NGM from the 70s and 80s and there are similar traces in the ones indicated as Kodachrome images..
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raiawoman Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, it must be the scanning then. Admittedly I haven't worked with slide film in at least 10 or more years. I did like it better than 35mm at the time but somehow got away from shooting it when I started to cross process the 35mm in the E6 bath (man that was fun!).

Now it is nothing but digital...
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Photographer
I still use my film camera. I'm probably going to use it for certain wide angle shots and grounding myself. I don't think I want to forget it. I worked with other slide films but more and more, I was getting signs that publishers and editors were using them less. So, I didn't get to use it as much as I'd liked to. For what I did get to shoot, I thought I came out with good batches.
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raiawoman Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure they were excellent. How long have you been in the biz?
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Photographer
The earliest I have here is 1971 with this [link] but I never really got so serious into it until I was 15. Even then, the doors weren't easy to enter. You had to be skilled in the lab too. At the time, I was better in a lab than taking pictures. I had to study alot of stuff before I found my way.
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raiawoman Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I worked for several years in a photo shop, one of my many jobs there was working in the lab. The equipment was old and sometimes leaked. I ruined so many cloths working in the lab no matter how careful I was but still it was fun. Sometimes I miss it but I could never lift those heavy bottles or a bulk loader/rolls of paper anymore with my old back. :D Printing used to be fun but then the new machines became so automated, you didn't need to use your brain anymore. Unless you work in a specialty lab, there is no art or skill to it anymore.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   Photographer
Labs have been replaced by software unless you do your own developing. I worked in a specialty photographic lab with several kinds of cameras and reproductive technologies. I sort of miss it. Hopefully, I'll have my own lab up and running in a few years. Prints from a neg are still far better looking than one from a CD.
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lucky-april Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Cherry blossoms don't change over twelve years! Very nice shots, I love the patterns
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008   Photographer
Merci beaucoup! :bow:
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post-sanity Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Wow! This is the definition of beautiful!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Photographer
Thanks very much :w00t:
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NathanofCanada Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Photographer
Could this be the most perfect picture of blossoms? Yes!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Photographer
:D thanks, Nathan.
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Heurchon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
C'est ma préférée de la série!!! :-)

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Locker71 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Usually I don't view the newest art section but wow! This is so amazing. ^^ Keep up the good work.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
Thanks alot! :D These shots are about 12 years old. It's the first time I've seen them blown up myself.
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Razvanrulls Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
wonderful photo !!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
:bow: Thanks :)
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Razvanrulls Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
your welcome
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PHcas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
The color of what seems to be the sky in the picture adds to the softness of this picture. I absolutely love it. :] Blossoms are beautiful.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
Thanks :w00t: Yeah, I love them too. To this day I can't figure out what the light bounced off of when I got this.
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WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   General Artist
beautiful! :)
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008   Photographer
:bow: thank you very much.
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