Pale Propositions


We all love saturated colours and high contrast, but what about the other end of the spectrum?

Lomographers sometimes get so hung up on saturated colours and high contrast, that we almost entirely forget about the opposite end of the experimental spectrum: pale, washed out colours and low contrast. The technique can result in amazingly beautiful, ethereal and extremely expressive images.

I have been experimenting with this and gotten some lovely results, but I have also seen the effect taken leaps and bounds beyond what I am able to produce. So if you have something special, please don’t hesitate to submit it!

How to:
Use expired slide film, overexpose, process in E6.

written by eggzakly on 2009-08-28 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #pinhole #35mm #overexposed #zenit #e6 #low-contrast #slide #pale #overexposure #bokeh #penti


  1. klickovic
    klickovic ·

    no20 is amazing ! and of course faxe kondi :DD

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super results !

  3. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    Thanks ;)

    My personal favorites are the cigarette pack and the beer bottle (11&12) - and of course the one of my dad at the top of the page!! :)

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really great results. I love the bike shadown shot. And those greenish tree shots are wicked.

  5. deniscaplang
    deniscaplang ·

    lovely, damn it's hard getting an e6 chemical out here.

  6. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·

    Awesome :}

  7. illy
    illy ·

    My favorite ones: the shadow and faxe kondi. So cool!

  8. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    thanks! :)

  9. lomo_grapher
    lomo_grapher ·

    So, I take my negative film, for example with a speed of 100ASA and I use it setting the camera ASA at 400 to overexpose or at 25ASA ? And after I cross it with E6 right ?

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