I was looking through my 2008 photos today to create a “Favorites 2008 Gallery” on my SmugMug site, and while I’m happy with a lot of the people shots I’ve taken, there are depressingly few “art” or “still life” shots that really move me.
I love digital because it gets me out there, but without significant manipulation (and even then) you just don’t get photos with punch and saturation like say this:
Of course today they would just assume I grafted in the moon, but I didn’t. It was just one of those special confluences.
Part of why I shoot the Fuji S5 (and Fujis in general – the S2 still shines color/saturation-wise) is because I feel they come the closest of every DSLR I’ve seen to film. For instance, I really like this one from this year:
But in general the saturation doesn’t quite match Velvia which is what I live for. I suspect I will be shooting film again soon!