I sent in two rolls of Velvia 50, and one roll of some ancient Kodak ISO 64 slide film (which I shot at ISO 25) to be professionally developed.

I didn’t want to go through the hassle of buying, mixing, and developing E6 chemicals again myself…let alone the scanning.

The total was $116.55 CAD.

Initially when I got the scans back, I was crestfallen–

My keeper/hit rate was poorer than I had hoped.

When I looked closely, however, I came up with 16 images (out of a possible 32) that I was satisfied with.

50% hit rate, $7.28 an image.

Not bad, I guess…

Some of these photos might be worth $7.28.

However, I wouldn’t be shooting film in any capacity whatsoever, if that’s what it actually cost me.  Thanks to TheLab Vancouver.

Mother’s Day

Our tradition of sorts–Mother’s Day on Medium Format.

(Look at this beautiful family I’ve been blessed with!! 😍)

…Now tell me this could have been taken on a Nikon, so I can get on with my life and stop looking at scanners!!


I rarely shoot in the vertical orientation…

Portra 400 pushed to ISO 1200 and pre-flashed in Rodinal–I just liked the B&W version best.