I know it’s too urban, with the asphalt, parking meters and institutional apartment buildings, but otherwise this is what I imagine Area 51 would look like. A giant old fashioned radio tower that somehow looks a little weird, a big radio dish next to it, and a field lit with flood lights. Nearby, a pickup truck with a giant cross hanging from the mirror.
I haven’t talked about filters yet in connection with my film shooting. For black and white film, two filters are very important, a Yellow filter and a Red filter. Both keep your sky from being a very boring white. Yellow turns your skies grey, while red, which I used here, turnes it somewhere between dark grey and black, depending on conditions. For an example of what the sky can look like without a filter, check out how the sky appears in two of the images of this montage. Unlike digital images, these issues are not so easy to fix on film scans, and so filters become more necessary.
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