I'm not really thrilled with how Enlightened Palms turned out; I think Deserted Shopping Center in West Boca at
2:30 am turned out much better. Enlightened Palms is too washed
out and grainy whereas Shopping Center is crisper.
I set the digital camera for night shots, indoor (artificial) lighting, no
flash and an effective film rating of ASA 400, which as films go, means it's a fast film.
It's the speed of film I used in college
and I've had good results in using it at night, so I decided to use that
setting here. Only the digital camera gives rather poor results with
ASA 400 at night;
very grainy and black areas tend to be a very blotchy bluish-black (which is
more noticable on the original 1984×1488 images).
For Shopping Center (which was taken when I headed back to the car) I
decided to see what the results would look like if, keeping the other
settings the same (night shot, indoor lighting, no flash) and set the
ASA to 100. The
results I think look much better, so I'm thinking of doing another
attempt at Enlightened Palms in the near future.
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