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The light sensitive goodies in photographic film are naturally only sensitive to ultraviolet, violet, and blue light. These blue only sensitive films yield images that sometimes appear strange. Red objects like lipstick lips and rouged cheeks reproduce dark gray, maybe even black. Photo scientist learned to add dye to the film emulsion. These change the ...


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It looks like your example was severely underexposed. When the negative was scanned or a print was made from the negative there was an attempt to brighten the image to give you something more than a totally black frame. For exposures longer than one second or so, don't forget to account for the Schwarzschild effect, sometimes referred to as reciprocity ...


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