My first experience with the new Lomography film Sunset Strip was at the perfect time of year for warm hues- Fall! I had a few surprises when I got this film back that I would like to share with all of you!
This new film from Lomography is said to cast ‘bluish, orange-brown tones on your photo.’ For some reason I was thinking that as the center of the film strip is pre-colored with a yellow hue all of the photos would come out with a warm yellow hue like that of capturing light at sunset. Or that the film would be more like the redscale film but with more of a yellow-sepia tone but what I got was different to what I had expected, not that it is a bad thing. I enjoyed some of the shots that were captured and had more of a blue tone like that with the Lomography Chrome film.
For being a 100iso film I found some of the darker or indoor shots to be quite grainy compared to the 100iso Lomography X-Pro chrome film. I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing though as that is what we are all here for, to experiment and to get a real film look. What shouts film more than grain!
While shooting with my LC-A with this first roll I was on the lookout for anything yellow, as I was thinking that the film would really highlight this colour and I was very happy with the job that it did. Fall is such a beautiful time of year to be taking photos anyway but it was great to experiment with something new and I was pleased with the results. The redscale film is still my favourite but this was a lot of fun to give a try and I am looking forward to using it in my spinner 360 to see the different effects that I get with the different hues along the middle and the original film along the sprockets.