Dreaming in purple

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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

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

Olympus Pen EE3

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