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35mm film review: Adox Color implosion

35mm film review: Adox Color implosion

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Adox Color Implosion film

For August, I have tried Adox Color Implosion 100 Color Negative Film. I was intrigued to use this film because when I was going through B&H, it stood out with its name "Color Implosion." I wondered what kind of color will be dominating. On the label of the film, it says "bursting red." So I was thinking about AFGA Vista film where the red overpowers the other colors. Additionally, it says "toxic grain." When I was in high school, I was against grains quality. However, when it comes to the film, I favored grain because it added film-like qualities to the images. 

When I developed this film, the negatives did not look like regular color negative film. It looked close to Black and White film because the negative did not fade inverted colors and the film strip looked more like purple than brown. When I scanned the film, it came yellower than normal films. So I had to desaturate the yellow on Lightroom but its effect created a warm mood on some images. 

What I noticed from this film is that on a rainy, cloudy days, the greenish yellow dominates the color and on a bright sunny day with tint of green.

For this film, I won't shoot portrait under the sun but would do window light or under the shade because the yellow tint is too much for the skin tone. I would mostly take interesting daily visuals to create surreal-like images like landscapes. 

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