NPL Does B&W Too!

These two files were both scanned and processed exactly the same way–but there is one important difference:

The second was scanned using the Betterscanning holder, with ANR glass.

If you zoom in, you will note a definite increase in sharpness–but the interesting thing is the ever-so-slight difference in the actual character of the file–presumably due to the slight curvature of the film, and differing height above the scanner glass.

Holders matter, people.

Unfortunately, I may have to invest in another film scanner (? Braun–WHERE ARE YOU Opticfilm Pro??) as I think there is more in the negative here, and the Epson seems to be maxing-out.  The Epson is definitely good…but good enough, I’m no longer certain.

Intently

One of the last few shots I took on the Pentax 6×7…Don’t ask me why I sold it, I don’t know.

Pitch black in the room aside from the light coming from the iPhone.  Portra 400 pushed to 800.

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I don’t know exactly what it is, but there is something about this image that just slays me.

(Yes, Karim, it is grainy, and one eye is out-of-focus…but that’s how we roll here).