San Jose at Night, Again
On Portra and LomoChrome Purple
6 Mar 2018
I shot these photos using a Hasselblad 500C/M, a 40mm Distagon lens,
and Kodak Portra or LomoChrome Purple film. I shot at El 100 for both rolls,
adjusting for reciprocity failure by just winging it with some extra time.
I'm still a novice at night film shots, but I'm happy with the way these turned out, and eager to share them here.
Long exposure night photos tend to pull out colors and exaggerate differences in light sources. These effects can be used by a clever photographer to aid the composition. Whether I'm a clever photographer or not, well, that's for others to decide, but all the colors certainly are popping out of the photos below. Doubly so, when the LomoChrome Purple film gets thrown into the mix.
The corner of Santa Clara and Almaden, with the historic Hotel DeAnza
The CityView Plaza on top, parking garage below
The CityView Plaza garage
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
A liquor store near San Jose State University
One of the SJSU parking garages
Another of SJSU's parking garages. I sure do love them parking garages.
Paseo de San Antonio, a pedestrian-only shopping street near SJSU
Circle of Palms Plaza
Another view of Santa Clara Street