I was combining multiple Neutral Density filters -filters that lesson the amount of light coming into the lens, they increase the exposure time while not effecting the color of the image. I was Mainly using a 6 stop full and a 2 and 3 stop graduated (the graduated nd helps to “hold back” the sky to get an even exposure throughout the entire image).
I was aware that sometimes when one combines multiple nd filters, you can get unexpected color shifts, I however, did not expect the film to do what it did…. huge shifts to red and magenta throughout the entire image. I tried to correct the color shifts, but the end result were images that looked like they were heavily color corrected.
So after hours and hours of failed color correction I thought, “oh! maybe black and white would work” and BOOM!. The clouds being an alien red color against a crazy unreal blue sky created this amazing contrast.
I have learned a ton about shooting film through this exercise in patience and acceptance of “mistakes”. I tend to learn much better through the falls and hardships I have, and coming home with 60 rolls of film that looks like it was shot on mars was quite a hit. I am grateful for the lesson, and am the wiser because of it.
For now, I am back to shooting Velvia 50, and am getting back film every week with exciting results.
Thanks for looking, and have a fantastic day
-All of these images were shot on Velvia 100 (color slide film)
-I was using multiple neutral density filters, graduated and full
-The exposure times were anywhere from 15 seconds to 6 minutes.