With the recently announced return of LomoChrome Turquoise, I thought I might post a few photosYou can see more photos shot with this film in LomoChrome Turquoise & the Bayeux Cathedral. and share my thoughts on this color-shifting emulsion.
Of all Lomography films, this one has the wildest color palette. This is not a film for the faint of heart. If you prefer natural or even saturated colors, you will not like this film. This is not the bleach-bypass mimicry of Metropolis nor the Aerochrome immitation of LomoChrome Purple. There is nothing subtle about this film. LomoChrome Turquoise renders skin tones a Smurf-tastic shade of blue! Just check out photograph #1591 below to see what I mean. That man just needs a white hat and he’d be a genuine Smurf! Everything else appears to be rendered in shades of turquoise as well, with the exception of maybe green, black, white and grey, while apocalyptic orange skies complete the surreal color palette.
Please be aware that this film has an extended exposure range (that’s what the XR in the film’s name means) and unless your camera gives you manual control over ISO, you can’t easily control the color-shifting effect. I shot these with my Ultra Wide & Slim which is a point and shoot camera that has no controls of any kind. So, unless you want photos like mine, you might want to play with the ISO to see if you can turn down (or turn up) the color shifts of LomoChrome Turquoise film.
Personally, I find the colors of this film too extreme for my taste. I think the orange skies are a little interesting, but I can’t stand the blue skin tones. Who in their right mind would smurf that kind of thing? Not me. The color shift is too off-putting. It does not draw me into the photo as it should. I don’t find it engaging and so I can’t recommend this film, especially not when there are so many more amazing films to try.
The first five of these photos were taken in Arromanches,Arromanches is located at Gold Beach, one of the British D-Day invasion beaches. You can see more photos taken there in Fishing off the Coast of Arromanches and Bicycle in Arromanches. while the last photo is from Courseulles-sur-Mer.Courseulles-sur-Mer is located at Juno Beach, which is where the Canadians landed on D-Day. You can view previously posted photos from there in Courseulles-sur-Mer. Both towns are in Normandy, France.
Foodie, oenophile, traveler, hockey player, husband & teacher. I am many things, but at my core, I am a writer and photographer. Give me a notebook, a camera and a pocketful of film and I’m happy. Going Lomo is where I share my love for film photography, because a photograph not shared, only speaks silence.