[gardeners] Fuji vs. Kodak was Re: blue flower photos

drusus@golden.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 02 May 1998 22:10:12 -0400

At 12:00 AM 29-04-98 -0700, you wrote:
>>in the front of the house. They are actually small-leaf rhododendrons,
>>(which of course look like azaleas) but the color is neon blue...! They
>>absolutely SHOUT at you ..... In the past, all my efforts at photo-
>>graphing both these Starry Night rhodies and my many blue summer
>Blue flowers rarely photograph well without special filtration.  The
>best results I've gotten are from photos taken in open shade, or with
>Kodak Gold film, which has remarkably good blue flower color rendition.
>For general flower photography, however, I prefer Fuji's color films,
>because they tend to produce more "saturated" colors, while Kodak's
>films tend to produce more pastel versions.  

Fuji seems to emphasize the reds........for example, if you have an iron
content soil it is going to show up sometimes mighty prominently.
Saturated is I guess what you could call it.....

I have better luck with Kodak Gold in these parts (lots of iron).


>Kay Lancaster    kay@fern.com