Lo-Fi Inspiration: Film through the Digital Eye

I recently took a trip through Vermont and was caught by the sight of one of my favorite subjects: a cemetery. In the middle of nowhere, under the ghostly afterglow of the sinking sun, the burying ground seemed like a dreamscape with its snow-covered hill and dark slabs poking through the surface like the decayed teeth of an impossible giant.

As mentioned in my previous post, some inexpensive film cameras have joined the crew of The Twilit Lens, and in the midst of this necropolis, I decided to expose some ISO 400 Fuji Superia film with the Holga 120CFN body. After development, the shot was scanned into Photoshop and subjected to color inversion and cross-processing filters. The Holga’s trademark soft focus and random light leaks made for a surreal view.

I stared at the finished product for some time, recalling with delighted shivers the silence and the gathering gloom that day. And as always I wonder who the person was who patiently waited in the dark earth as their monument filled my viewfinder…

Exposure Data: ISO 400, f/8, 1/100


Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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