The film image is so evocative you can almost smell the coffee and cigarettes. It almost makes me feel like I was there with you….

A Modern Day Dinosaur

Remember this picture from Day 17?

Day 17 - Bayeux cafe and street

While searching through my pictures, I found the same scene shot in color with my Canon digital camera:

Day 21 - Bayeux cafe color

It’s a totally different picture, isn’t it? Even beyond the obvious differences (color, slightly wider shot), it conveys a very different sense of time and place. There are things in this picture that I like very much that are absent in the film version. I love the burst of the cigarette end and the sharpness of the light reflections. The colors – other than that sudden pop of yellow in the foreground – are muted and yet they seem vibrant because of the bright sunshine.

The film version naturally can’t covey the colors, and there’s less crispness to it. But it also seems to capture more than just colors and details. I feel like I can see a soul in that picture, a feeling that I’m…

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