Tag: positive film

Cactus Flowers at Sunset

About 3 weeks ago I dropped off some slide film I finally finished up.  The problem was I couldn’t advance my film or rewind it halfway through the roll.  Off to the neighborhood repair shop, and voilà!  Just a this and a that, and the film worked.  I advanced a few and finished up the roll.

This is a view of my neighbor’s garden – he has one of the finest “southwestern” gardens I have seen because it is well kept and not full of weeds.  At sunset, with soft light, a row of blooms – quite lovely.

I was hoping to get a lot of photography done this week since I am off from work, but instead I decided to break my wrist and finger on Easter Sunday, just to do something different.

Sunrise in Lavender

Yesterday, after waiting about 3 weeks for the local lab to return to me, I got my first roll of Fuji Velvia 100 film back.  Velvia is a slide film and requires specific chemicals known as E-6 to be processed.  I was asked if I wanted it cross-processed, but I said nay.  The reason for slide film is . . . because it is slide film (though I do plan to try it with Agfa’s slide film).

I ended up scanning the images on my Epson V600 scanner, at 48 bit and 2400 dpi resolution.  I don’t know if the scans or the film were dirty, but I had a lot of clean-up to do.

There are more pictures ahead, some panos as well, and so far, I like the colors, though they may be a bit off – dunno!

Technical specs:  Nikon F100, Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4 D, post in OnOne 10 and LR 6.