Aaaaand the winner is….
Eric Townsend! The answer? A. is film, the rest are digital.
Elizabeth will now weigh in:
It’s surprising to me that so many people chose “F” as film. What about it makes it look like film to you? Is it because my shadow is cyan? I’m thinking an indicator would be the sky. There is nothing worse than that nasty bright turquoise fake digital sky. It’s an insult to nature!
Thinking about what one perceives as “filmlike” is a good way to begin to deconstruct the properties of a digital image, and a good starting point for people looking to “de-digitize” their photographs. Also don’t forget that the aspect ratio looks like it came from a 6×7 negative. I’m glad that people chose “C” as film–that was one of the first images I began to process in the way that I do now. By the way, that’s Mia Kirshner, in an outtake from a HEEB shoot last year.
A lot of you thought “H” was film–that’s because the highlights are slightly cyan and the shadows are magenta for that vintage feel. Play with split toning in Camera Raw and you’ll be pleased.
Thanks for entering, everyone, and congrats to Eric. I’m curious how you came to think that “A” is film, assuming you didn’t snoop on Flickr? (It was shot on a 35mm Kodak 400NC with a 24mm Nikon lens in March of 2006.)
Thanks for playing, everyone! And thanks so much for sharing, Ms. Weinberg!