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Holly Chapel

A very quick post today as I’m feeling a little under-the-weather. I’m feeling fatigued and just not myself. I’ve got it into my head that I must have had Covid at some point and am now suffering from Long Covid, but that’s probably just hyperchondrial foolishness on my part.

Holly Chapel

Fujica GW690 & Kodak Ektachrome 100 EPP (expired 2003). Lab developed.

Taken on 30 April 2022

2 thoughts on “Holly Chapel

    1. Thanks Jim.

      I think I’ve got my B&W process down to a good point now where I can get pretty consistent results from the scans (although it depends to some extent on how the film was exposed / developed). I have a set of tweaks I’ve set up in Lightroom that then does a lot of the lifting, giving them some contrast etc. which means I only have to do minor manual tweaking afterwards.

      Colour is a never-ending voyage of discovery though. I’m at a point now where, using Negative Lab Pro, I’m quite happy with the results I can get first time – although I still punish myself with self-doubt as to whether they look “right” or not.

      For 35mm E6 I can get good results using my Plustek scanner and Vuescan, but 120 is trickier as the same Vuescan settings don’t work in the same way (as the scanners have different capabilities). Thankfully the results are usually good – like this one – but sometimes it can be a frustrating experience to try and match the scan with what I can see when observing the physical image with my naked eye. With C41 negatives it’s not quite as bad as I don’t have that reference point due to the image being disguised as a negative and having the orange mask, so if the resulting colours look good to me, I’m usually able to more easily convince myself that they are ok.

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