Dreaming in purple

abandoned farmhouse in Lomography Lomochrome Purple film

A few weeks ago I spent a small fortune on a few rolls of Lomography Lomochrome Purple film on a whim. Because, well, I’m in an experimental phase here and I’m rolling with that. But really, it’s like magic, this film–it turns greens purple (but only sometimes) and mucks about with other colors in weird and wonderful ways and yes, I do know that I can do that in Photoshop but I want to create magic right in my camera with no other faffing around. And I want to be surprised by what I get when my film is developed. And I don’t want to control everything. (I take that back. I kind of like control, but not where film photography is concerned. I am still in love with the surprises there.)

So I put one roll in my Minolta SRT 102 and after that I ran another through my Olympus Pen EE3. Was I surprised? Yes. Delighted? Totally.

Will I use this film again? Yes, oh yes. And I can’t wait.

In the meantime, here are some favorites from those two rolls.

Minolta SRT 102

sumac in foreground, abandoned barn
diamond window shed, sumac
pine needles suspended in web, abandoned car in forest
pine forest
forest floor, dried pine needles, mushroom and green (purple) moss
forest and light
pumpkins get a deeper orange in lomo purple
small lake, lily pads and reflections
lake and reflection through trees

Olympus Pen EE3

train tracks and vines
shadows and alleyway
lines, shadows, and time transport box (okay, probably not)
foggy woods, road after the fog cleared
country roads
orchard and plowed field
multicolored trees and old shed
fields, trees
grassy road, more sumac
sumac and milkweed, roadside

7 thoughts on “Dreaming in purple”

  1. Wow this was very interesting. At first I thought that was lavender around the old barn, until you explained about the film. Loved your photos – you posted so many – how nice. A great post for sure.

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      1. There is definitely a healthy film resurgence going on. I love the old cameras and the lesson in patience that film offers. I do love my digital camera, too. Both methods have interesting and valuable qualities.

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