I went back to York Boulevard, in Highland Park, to test out my new Fuji x100t, and decided to try out some new digital filters I got from VSCO. These were all edited with the #4 pack off the VSCO website here. I am a big fan of VSCO, and own two other packs made by them. This pack is made to help make digital photographs look like slide film - which is known for its brilliant colors, so I thought it would go perfect with the bold painted colors that are so prominent in Highland Park, CA.
The filters easily brought out the colors in paints and sky that I wanted, and it was a joy to use. This is probably my favorite pack of filters so far (I also own pack #1 - modern films, and pack #3 instant films). With Modern Films, some of the changes are slight, and can be difficult to notice. Instant films have the opposite problem, where the changes are too extreme and are not usually practical. This Slide Film pack is practical, bold, and really fun.
Below are some images showing before and after applying a filter. Each pack comes with about a dozen different film types, and each film type have four to eight different filters representing different processing types for that film - so you end up with about a lot of choices. This particular filter was the Fuji Fortia SP Balance Warm.
When applied, the filter makes the yellow bricks pop, and the red curtain on the right work to better frame the image. Also, the reflection becomes more prominent and noticeable. The geometric work on the sweater becomes sharper, and more interesting.
I have found the VSCO filters to be an excellent tool in my creative tool box. They are not always necessary, or appropriate, but definitely have their uses. I especially like using them for wedding, portraits, and personal projects. I'm sure I will be getting a lot of uses out of these in the future.