Greetings!

Greetings-1

Taken New Years’ Day with the Fuji on Velvia 100, but not processed until yesterday.

I actually prefer the B&W version (it just seems like it should be in B&W…) but it also seems a shame not to post the color version:

Greetings-2

I am learning that E6 film is not a huge deal to process, but really depends critically on proper exposure, and is a REAL pain-in-the-you-know-what to scan properly.  It is an extremely dense film, and throws all scanner calibration out the window (you basically need new dedicated targets…and you have to ramp up the voltage if ya know what I’m sayin’).

Anyhoo, I did get a few off this roll, so I’m pretty happy about that…

-Mark

 

9 thoughts on “Greetings!

  1. greg g49 says:

    The case for the color version is the blue tub playing off the red of your daughter’s skirt, which I think promotes a bit more movement of the eye within the frame. The barn/stable is such a large area of essential (but not gray) monotone, those couple splashes of brightness really do jump out. I’m typically in the B&W camp, but here, I’m not so sure… let’s just say I’m really glad to have seen both.

  2. Joe shoots resurrected cameras says:

    It seems like a sacrilege to turn any Velvia image black & white, but yeah, it’d be hard for me to choose one over the other. As far as scanning goes, I’d have thought that slides would be easier to get right because you can look at the image as a reference. Still, I suppose if you’re having density issues, what’s the Dmax of an Epson scanner compared to a Coolscan 9000 or Imacon?

    • mewanchuk says:

      Joe,

      That’s the hard part–no matter what I do, with which program, I can’t seem to make the scanner see what my eye does!! From my reading, some of the reasons are apparently as I quoted. It has been a little maddening, to be quite honest with you!!

      I do know for sure that the advertised Dmax of the 750 is overstated relative to the actual, but I can’t remember offhand how bad the difference is (trying to find the reference…) And the Imacon…well don’t get me started.

      😉

      (If only I had $13,000 to blow…)

      -M.

      • Joe shoots resurrected cameras says:

        Hey, I see some used on the Bay every now and then, probably only cost you $3000. I just haven’t been impressed with the results I’ve seen from Epson so far and it makes me think all those 2-in-1 combo scanners aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

        It’s funny, I once came across a Howtek drum scanner on craigslist near me for $500. Now if only you’d luck across a score like that you’d be set…

        • mewanchuk says:

          Joe,

          Yeah, I’ve been very much less-than-impressed with the Epson as of late…I’m actually starting to wonder if it might somehow be in need of repair or attention. The final output might be acceptable, but the effort involved in getting it there is starting to become incredibly onerous.

          I am looking around for other options, but the only viable alternative solution (Plustek 120) is just so full of quirks, that I am not sure I am willing to give it another go. Regardless, if I don’t find something soon, my home-developed MF career may come to an unfortunate and premature end.

          Now, on the other hand, if someone were to donate a Flextight to me…

          (They are currently $5000 off on B&H!!)

          Yeesh.

          -M.

          (EDIT: Oops…sorry. Discount over. Regular price it is…but shipping is free!!)

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