Lately, I’ve been trying different types of film. To my own surprise, Lomography X Tungsten turns out to be one of my favorite films so far, after shooting just one roll of it. I had my doubts when I first saw sample photos of this film, but I’m glad I still tried them anyway!
When I first saw the sample pictures of Lomography X Tungsten film, I had my doubts. They looked a bit murky, I thought, and was not really what I was looking for. Pretty expensive too, when compared to redscale or ordinary slide films. But, during a visit to the new gallery store in Amsterdam, I got a bit carried away to buy films, and I thought I’ll try it anyway. A few days later, I went on a hiking trip and I loaded one of my cameras with Lomography X Tungsten film. To cut a long story short, the results were much, much better that I had expected.
The colors are really nice I think. It’s unlike any other x-pro film I know, allthough some pictures had a lovely purple-ish cast, reminding me a little bit of Fuji Sensia. Some of the pictures have a distinct contrasty cross-processed look, but without the greens and blues you often get. I took pictures in different situations. When shooting on a sunny day, it gave lovely, crisp colors and high contrast.
While shooting during an overcast, rainy day, it gave atmospheric pictures in different shades of purple-ish gray and brown.
It even produced an acceptable star trail.
All in all, I think this film really adds a special something to my pictures. I showed them to my hiking friends (all very digital-minded) and their reaction was, “Wow, those pictures make our hike look really epic!” I can’t wait to shoot more rolls of tungsten film, to get more epic pictures!
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