5x4 Field camera scans...

There is so much to learn...

When I developed my roll of film in Caffenol-L I also developed some 5x4 sheets. Of the six images I managed double exposures, out of focus (focused on the wrong subject) images and I also developed two sheets of colour slide film in B&W chemistry (it worked!?).

So now I'm scanning the 5x4 sheets to see what they look like and I'm having an interesting (read: frustratingly, maddeningly complex, user unfriendly software) time working out the intricacies of scanning.

These two images are straight scans of two of the images and both have some interesting technical problems. Please ignore the fact that I managed to cut off my lovely wife's foot that's not a technical problem that's poor composition.

The succulent image seems to be fogged on the right side (it also has a very technical fingerprint embedded) and yet the left side appears fine. The negatives stood vertically in the developing tank so I can't really explain it.

The photo of my wife was one of the ones on slide film so I was amazed and impressed that the coffee developer worked as well as it did. The banding/shading on the wall was caused by scanning without taking the adjustments off "auto"...

With 450Mb files created by a full resolution scan I'm going to need a new computer to cope... Not sure whether to be happy or sad about that?


JO BEILBY said...

Lol good to see you're having fun with the 5x4" Mal!

Fingerprint was probably incurred loading the film. Gotta hold the edges very very carefully!

Cheers and good luck,


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