Redscale films most of the time gives photos a "warmer" feel. Usually ranging from the soft, almost sepia tone to bright yellows, oranges, and red, depending on where you set the ISO of your camera. And because I am fond of mixing completely opposite things, I decided to shoot this warm, ambient film during those cold rainy days. Wonder how it looked? Read On!
August 2012 was a very rainy month, there was this “habagat” or monsoon rain that lasted for almost a week, continually pouring rain and flooding the streets of Metro Manila. Almost all of us were anxious to shoot during those dull rainy days, but I thought to myself ‘why not make the best of of these monsoon days?’ and that’s when I decided to shoot my redscale rainy day concept. It’s those times that I just can’t stop myself from shooting.
At first I was a bit afraid to shoot outside, with the lazy weather filling the air and the rain pouring outside, I started by shooting around the house. I took a photo of my dog, the gray surroundings, and the pouring rain outside.
The next day I finally had the courage to shoot outside. It’s a bit hard when you are holding your umbrella and your camera at the same time. But the effort was worth it, the plain grey sky turned into a glowing yellow, with the wet ground reflecting the vehicles passing by. It was a beautiful, dreamy scene.
I decided to ride a jeepney and take some snaps too!
All in all, the results satisfied me, With the temperate colors of the redscaled film and the coolness of the weather, I came up with a dreamy album of damp orange streets under the golden rain.
Maybe next time I will buy and shoot with a waterproof cam and a raincoat. In a country where the rainy season is longer than summer days, people like me with fingers itching to click some shutter buttons better learn to make the best out of it than wait for the sunny days!