Autumn Leaves

Second Roll of LomoChrome Color ’92

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Back in the summer, I bought 2 rolls of LomoChrome Color ’92. I shot 1 of them at the end of July and early August. Although I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the results, they were interesting enough that I didn’t regret getting 2 rolls.

One of the things I didn’t like about the photos from that 1st roll was that anything that wasn’t in bright sunlight turned out dull and muddy. I had shot it at box speed (400 ISO) so I decided to shoot the 2nd roll 1 stop over-exposed, which has been my inclination recently with any color film. Considering that was the 1st time shooting LomoChrome Color ’92, I wanted to see how it turned out at the recommended ISO.

I had shot the 1st roll with my Canon AE-1. In mid-October, I loaded the 2nd roll in my Canon EOS Rebel 2000 which, like the AE-1, has been one of my most reliable cameras. I used my Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 lens.

The first day I went out was a bright and sunny day. Between the great light, my reliable Rebel 2000, and my fancy lens, not to mention shooting a stop over-exposed, I had high hopes for the outcome.

Holly had a work meeting at the University of Pennsylvania so I walked there with her taking photos around campus and on the way to and from. Being October, there were some Halloween decorations.

Of the 21 photos I took on that walk, only 4 turned out anywhere close to what I had hoped.

Most of the others were just OK.

All the shots of Halloween decorations were probably the most disappointing.

The next day, I took some photos on a short lunchtime walk. I switched to my Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens and still kept the ISO at 200.

It was another bright and sunny day, and I had better luck with more photos I actually like.

I particularly like how this autumn leaves photo came out.

A few more from that outing were just ok.

And one, another Halloween decoration, came out too dark although this looks like a case of bad metering on my part.

I finished the roll about a week later, again at lunchtime. I switched to my Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 lens.

I had only 5 shots left. This shot of building construction with a reflection of other buildings in it turned out pretty good.

The rest were just OK.

I’m glad I gave LomoChrome ’92 another chance. But given the mixed results, I have to say this film is not for me. It performs reasonably well in bright situations but my subjects vary widely so I prefer stocks that are more versatile.

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