Zenfolio | Leigh MILLER | Fur Monster

Fur Monster

April 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Leigh Miller | www.leighmiller.ca

Juvenile Bobcat | Fujifilm X-T2 W/XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR | Acros Black & White Film Simulation

I've always loved the vibe of black and white pictures.

In my storage locker are a ton of old look books filled with portraiture and landscapes from the days of film. All the old Hollywood imagery were black and white. It covered up all kinds of flaws and rendered all the talent glamorous, mysterious...what we think of as sexy today. On occasion I can talk a client into letting me shoot one or two extra shots strictly for my exploration.

Unsuccessfully I've tried copying Tri-X, Ilford and a few others but modern digital cameras are so hyper-realistic that it's almost impossible to pull off. The Fujifilm Acros with the Red filter comes close in this shot of a young Bobcat resting on day-old snow covered ground.

Shot Details: ISO200 at 400mm wide open on the long end a F/5.6. Amazingly sharp and expressive at 1/250 seconds on the shutter. Technology gives and takes...all at the same time.


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