A quick companion piece to my last post, Portra in Rome, with a few shots taken in the Roman Forum. No, I don’t mean the section in the shopping mall with a few fake pillars; I mean the “teeming heart of Ancient Rome”, to quote Wikipedia.
All images were shot on 35mm Ektar in an Olympus OM10 with 50mm lens and developed at home.
I found the Ektar to be over-vibrant in this excessively sunny environment and most of these shots have been desaturated a little in Lightroom. There were a few shots I haven’t shown where Ektar didn’t cope as well as Portra with the high contrast in alleyways. It didn’t help that I loaded the film by accident, thinking it was Portra, and exposing it at EI160 instead of 100.
I guess I’m more of a Portra fan than an Ektar fan.