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Diana in the daylight

by Nate Billings Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: December 31, 2012
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

 

Something strange happened this football season. I photographed several more daytime football games than I usually do.

I love the daytime games because the light is better, deadline is far away and I should be able to get home (or to my hotel room) before midnight.

I took advantage of the daylight by bringing my plastic Diana F+ camera with me to most of the games. The small aperture of the camera and slow film speeds make it best suited for daylight photography. To add an even stranger look to the pictures than you get by just using a camera made of plastic, I used slide film and then had it cross processed in C-41 chemistry, normally used for color negative film.

The effect of the soft, plastic lens on the Diana and the contrast and green color cast from the cross processing give an eery and impressionistic look to the photos.

It’s like the Instagram filters done the old fashioned way.

Here are some of the pictures from the Diana.

 

Big Tex, RIP, outside the Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair before the OU/Texas football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Big Tex, RIP, outside the Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair before the OU/Texas football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

 

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State football at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. OSU won, 31-10. Photo by Nate Billings
Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State football at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. OSU won, 31-10. Photo by Nate Billings

 

After the OU/Texas football game outside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings
After the OU/Texas football game outside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings

 

before the Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State football game.
before the Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State football game.

 

 

Oklahoma State at Baylor football inside Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings
Oklahoma State at Baylor football inside Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings

 

 

 

Oklahoma at Iowa State football at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings
Oklahoma at Iowa State football at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings

 

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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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