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My Konica failure

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My Konica slide film failure. I think I got this roll of film from a lady of whom I bought a spinner 360 from. I don’t exactly remember. So first of all the film was probably pretty expired, never properly stored cold and for some reason I decided slide was the best choice to shoot lots of night shots without a tripod. Yeah, that’s not exactly a recipe for success. You didn’t stand a chance you pool roll of Centuria film. Enough with the chit chat bring on the photos.

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You can see the heavy purple haze that I had to remove. This photo wasn’t actually as badly underexposed as my other night shots. I’ve seen this type of heavy purple tinting with expired film before and especially when cross processing. But in this case I developed them as slidefilm and holding it in my hand and looking at them with a light source they don’t look as bad as my scans.

 

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You can really see what the underexposure does to the shadows. Trying to save the shot in Photoshop really brings out some ugly blotches. I think I could have made it a bit better with some type of noise removal program, but at this point I don’t feel like putting more effort into these images. I just have to learn my lesson and take better ones the next time.

 

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The daytime photos turned out a bit better, but the heavy purple cast was still present and removing it left the colors a bit muddy.

 

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The following photos I took in Silmido. I still haven’t seen the movie thought I heard good things about it. We looked online to figure out exactly when the tide is low and you cross to the island. There were quite a few people camping on its neighbour island Muuido.

 

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It was quite foggy and moody. Too bad my photos don’t really reflect that.

I asked a friend her opinion about Silmido and she had the following to say:

a) silmido is sad

B)i didnt watch the movie (boohoo)

 

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Colombia Analogue

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These are the scans of photo’s I took in Colombia in various cities. I used my silver Olympus Mju 2 which I have sadly lost along with some Lomo Xpro 100 film. I scanned the negatives myself with an Epson V500 and left the borders on since I felt it gave the images more of an analogue feeling.

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Above is street parade/party in Bogota. This is a weekly occurrence where they close of the streets for some music and fun.

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A hill overlooking the city of Popayán. The city has their own versions of empanadas and they are really awesome.

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A small cemetery we came across in Barichara.

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Underexposed Vietnam

Lomo Xpro 100 photos with my sprocket rocket. The Xpro so far has given me very strong contrast images without colorshift. Somehow though a lot of these pictures were underexposed. I don’t know if it was because if it was often cloudy or it was just the particular way they were scanned at the Lab. In the end I wasn’t too happy about the results.

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Cross Processed Vietnam

lomo xpro roll filmNinh Binh, Vietnam was amazing. Small villages, farmers working in the rice fields, little kids waving and yelling “hello” as I passed by on a bicycle one day and a scooter the other. Just a couple of hours outside of Hanoi and welcome change of pace. I brought allow my Olympus Mju2 and a roll of Lomo XPro 100. As you can see the contrast is very strong. The darks are dark and the brights are very bright. There isn’t as much of a color shift but more saturation of the colors. It reminds me alot of the old Agfa CT precisa, one of my favourite films that sadly does not exist like that anymore.

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Pros:    1) No typical Xpro color shift 2) Saturation 3) contrast

Cons    1) Expensive 2) Really hard contrast easy to blow out highlights

I’m surprised the Lomo marketing department didn’t do anything more excitement with their container design. I like their other designs and I’m kinda surprised they kept this one so simple. I like minimalistic (check out this blog design) but this is bordering almost on the boring. But in the end it does not effect the  photo’s in any way, shape or form, so I don’t know what I am babbling about.

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The only photo in this series not taking in Ninh Binh but in Hanoi. I loved these daily used train tracks going through busy parts of the city.

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My fellow travel mates I met in Ninh Binh; Two French guys and a German girl.

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Kodak Elite Chrome Extra 100 Film Review

Kodak Elite Chrome Extra 100 (EBX) Medium format film taken with a Lubitel 2 and then cross-processed. The cross-processing gave this film more contrast, deeper black and more saturation. I liked the effect and was glad there wasn’t a huge color shift. Images may not be as interesting, but that is more the fault of the person holding the Russian camera.

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I was thinking a whole series of the front of shops in Chinatown would be an interesting theme. But again I think too much and do too little.

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