15 Jul 2010

Another Velvia Sunset

Actually the same sunset as the one that I posted on the 4th July, only about 10 minutes later (and zoomed in a bit), hence more delicious red colour.

This Fuji Velvia 50 film is simply the best for these wild colours! This is straight from the scanned jpg, no saturation or sharpening added. All I did in my favourite graphics program was touch up four tiny dust spots, resize and brand. No grain removal needed, at ISO 50 it is plenty smooth enough!

Nikon f801s, Junky Quantarray 35-80 zoom, Fuji Velvia 50, scanned with a CanoScan 5600F, edited in the GIMP.


  1. Certainly an AHHHH moment. So you use Velvia 50 with your 35mm with no problems? I'll certainly try it for my medium format.

  2. I am sure it will be mind blowing in medium format!

  3. A wonderful shot, David. This is a subject so often treated that it is difficult to come up with original ideas. Maybe it's not necessary when it's done so smoothly.

    Exceptional work, my friend.


  4. Hi Roger! Welcome back!

    This shot is not so much about the overworked sunset theme, but about the astounding colours from Velvia 50. I only started using it fairly recently, but I'm really enjoying it.

    Sunsets may be an overworked theme, but my sunset pages get the most visits and they are the most downloaded photos on my blog. It seems folks still like "pretty pictures". :-)

    Have a great day!

  5. Amazing.. Just stunning. Love the colors in the sky and your exposure.