I was quite excited to recently receive my order of the 120 LomoChrome Purple film that I had pre-ordered late last year when Lomography announced they were re-doing the film.
I knew the film had previously worked well in Hove Cemetery when I had used the 35mm version so that’s where I wanted to try out this film. I decided to try it when it was a bright sunny day and I used my Lens Shade to hopefully avoid sun glare.
I wanted quite a vivid purple so shot the film at 400 ISO and here are some of the results:
I also tried out my prism filter to add to the fun of this film:
I already knew from previously trying out this film that the reds remain red and I found a couple of areas in the cemetery which had red flowers/berries:
The above two photos were taken towards the end of the roll of film and I noticed some areas of sun glare even though I had the lens shade on.
In the end I figured there may have been a slight fault with the actual film as the last photo below showed the backing paper marks on the film:
I bought these films as a batch of five so I’m really hoping the others don’t have similar problems like this.
I know next time I need to try this film out on a different subject matter since in the past year, I’ve taken so many purple shots on different camera’s at this cemetery.
I was also not as impressed as I thought I would be at using the Hasselblad with this film. I thought the photos were going to be extremely crisp and detailed.
I won’t deny that there is some slight crisp detail from using this camera but not as crisp as I get in my black and white films and I can only put this down to the fact it’s varied shades of purple perhaps softens the photos.
These photos were taken handheld so I do think it would be interesting to try this film out next using a tripod and seeing if that makes much difference.
I’m a big lover of the Lomography Lomochrome Purple film (since purple is my favourite colour!) and have really liked the results in other cameras I’ve used it in.
I therefore wanted to try it out in my Olympus Pen FT camera. I already knew from trying out the film previously that it worked well with landscapes.
I therefore visited Seven Sisters Country Park in Eastbourne to take some landscape photos and here are some of the results:
I was really happy with the results of the film with the landscape and I managed to achieve the cool purple effect I was after. I wasn’t sure how the pictures of the sheep would turn out but I was pleased with those photos too.
Since the half frame camera has twice as many photos to shoot, I didn’t manage to use up the film whilst at Seven Sisters.
I therefore headed to Brighton Marina and took some more pictures using my 25mm Zuiko lens and also my 150mm Zuiko telephoto lens and here are some of the results:
You’ll see that the film wasn’t nearly as effective as it had been on the landscape shots. I did feel the photos taken at the marina had a vintage feel to them and there is clearly a hint of purple and a lot of the blues on the boats have turned into a green colour.
I also took a couple of photos of the cliffs nearby:
Again, the purple was only really effective on the green parts of the landscape but I did like the effect the film had on the blues of the sky and sea.
I still had a couple more shots of film left to use up (72 exposures goes a long way!), so I decided to head to my local cemetery in Hove and here are some of the results:
I was really pleased with the results of these photos too. I got the purple effect I was after along with a nice contrast of turquoise sky in some of them.
I know I’ll definitely be using this film again when taking landscape shots as I absolutely love the colours it produces.