Nashville on Portra

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I dropped off my roll of Kodak Portra 400 at the Film Box Lab in Nashville on Labor Day Monday and my scans were ready Friday. This was a quick turnaround. I am very pleased with the images. It probably took me over five weeks to complete this roll. I was very picky about what I shot. This roll represents my highest keeper rate to date. Out of the 36 frames on the roll, 32 frames were keepers and 2 of the remaining 4 were duplicates. There are more color film stocks that I want to try, but Portra 400 just might be the one I shoot the most. I like my images to look natural. Portra 400 gives the perfect color balance; not too muted and not too saturated. You have excellent sharpness and latitude with this film. The 14 frames in this post are all from an early morning venture in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The skyline picture may look familiar as I posted a digital capture of the same perspective in my earlier post titled “Good Morning Nashville” I have to admit that I like the film version better. There is just something about film that adds life and character to an image. I had fun making these captures and I learned a thing or two also. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the images!


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  1. […] This iconic Nashville scene is one of my favorite skyline shots. I shot this on an early weekend morning. Check out my blog post about this outing at Shuttering Thru Life. […]

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