Who says blue is only for "Monday blues" and "feeling the blues"?
Malaysia is a really hot place. We are always yearning for something cold to cool us down, whether it is a refreshing gulp of cold coconut water or the ever popular teh ais. In the film equivalent, I’ve found a “refreshingly cold” film — the Fuji Provia 100F!
I recently tried this film on my trip to Cameron Highlands during one of those weekend retreats to escape the heat. While the sun is shining brightly in the sky, we hardly sweat at all due to the cool breeze. Coincidentally, my photos, taken with my LC-Wide, appears to respond to the climate as well – the photos turn out with a tint of blue, green and turquoise hues!
The cross-processed results perfectly reflected the atmosphere at that time; strong contrast of the sunny day and the cooling blues of the temperature we experience. I also found out that reds turn out pretty strong too – there were lots of strawberries and strawberry balloons that became intense red after cross processing the Provia! There was also purple subjects which appear very nicely as well.
In shades, the film reproduced a much more subtle colour range, but is still nevertheless impressive. Give this film a try — nothing feels better than a “cool” film on a hot day!