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After trying out some C41 home development and having success with a cheap roll of drugstore film I decided to be a little more bold and develop the only 120 colour film roll I shot so far. Since I got the invaluable tip that 120 can get uneven when developing at 38°C (thanks Paul!) I decided to go for the lower temperature of 30°C this time. This was much more convenient, because temperature control was easier and it’s also less stressful because the developing times are longer.

Although developing was actually quite straight forward, scanning this roll was very difficult. Silverfast couldn’t make heads or tails of the colour balance and I ended up doing raw scans and balancing them in ColorPerfect. This was actually not that straightforward either because I couldn’t quite find a profile I liked and pictures in the park for obvious reasons have no grey points for selecting the neutral point. In the end I think I got it right, but it was a bit of a headache!

By the way, I haven’t shown you all the shots from the Rossmann 400 roll I showed you yesterday. The ones I posted so far were only the ones taken in the park. There will be some street shots coming tomorrow as well! However, then I’m quite looking forward to scanning some black and white. Much easier to scan and there is a Rollei RPX 400 roll taken with my Rolleicord that looks really promising.

All pictures taken with: Rolleicord V, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 75mm f/3.5.
Ektar 100 developed in Tetenal Colortec C41 Negative Processing Kit.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

This was the hardest one to balance. No grey in it at all and the right temperature of green was eluding me for ages. In the end I was going back and forth between this and another picture in Lightroom to match the colour.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Comments

  • Harry

    Nice results there Lilly I really like the one you had most trouble with, all that light dancing on the green below the trees is excellent. I put a quality colour neg in Photo Shop a few months ago and it couldn’t handle it with the auto setting I then put it in some Arcsoft photo software that came with a cheap neg scanner and it sorted the colour balance out instantly.

    Anyway nice pictures.

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