My first ever slide film

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  1. Alex_B

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    Since it's 10 years now since I exposed my first ever roll of slide film, I think I post a sample from that roll here ;)

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    Nice! Were all the shots that well exposed? If so that's pretty impressive for slide film. I've got to admit I could never really get the hang of it.

    P.s. I'm guessing that wasn't shot in Exeter? :)
     
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    That was not Exeter ;) , but on Lanzarote, a volcanic Island off the African coast.

    Actually my first roll of slide film was an accident, as I don't speak spanish I bought it by accident and did not realise until I tried to get it developed ;)

    Of course some of the shots had blown out skies or plain black foregrounds as before I was only shooting negative which has a somewhat more extended dynamic range as we all know ;)

     
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    The first roll of slide film I ever shot was kodachrome 25 indoors. the light was the same in all twentyfour shots and it happened to be right. (by accident I'm sure).. Over the years I tried to duplicate that kind of success with slide film without much luck.

    As stated: if you expose for the ground the sky is too bright and if you expose for the sky the ground is black. If you try landscape going strickly by the exposure meter your shots are going to be very dark on the ground usually. Kodachrome slide film was wonderful stuff, but alas so hard to expose that I gave up on it about a hundred years ago. none of the other slide films is much better.

    Now and then I had to make a slide show when I was in the business. I always bracked like you would not believe. One stop made all the difference between usable and trash... slide film with an auto strobe lighted work much better for me.

    By the way your slides help up very well you must have taken better care of them than I did mine.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anyway, that was some mass-consumer grade AGFA .. most likely 100. I have to admit that there was a bit of electronic colour restoration, but not much. This roll actually survived exceptionally well.

    To me it is a mistery, since I have other rolls of film which have seriously degraded over just 5 years, being stored under exactly the same conditions. Maybe it is also a question of what the film experienced before being developed or even before being exposed (humidity, heat, ... ).

    Anyway, one more from that first roll:

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    If that had been film the shy would be rich an there would be some detail in that tree... slide is tough stuff. But it looks good.

    Since I havent fooled with slides in a while I was curious so I took that second image into an editor I have and was amazed at how much you can do with it. The balance is there (mostly) just had to tweak it a bit.
     
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    Well, feel free to edit :)

    Anyway, that slide actually shows the sky as I remember it from the scene (humid grey blue and dull, actually rain in the background), and the only real light was on that village.

    Of course I won't show where I failed utterly ;)

    Here comes another one, cropped and sharpened ... yes, I am digging out those old slides now.. there are thousands of them ... but this is probably the last for today.
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    Wow! Those are some awesome shots, Alex! I'm really liking that last one!
     
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    Yeah that last one rocks!!! Nice series!! : )
     
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    I did NOT do this to make your shot look better because it doesn't I did it because I was curioius to see if slide, then digital editing might be a good way to go for special shoots. I wanted to see how much detail was in the slide film in areas that were just a little darker since exposuir is not consistant with slide film.[​IMG]
     
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    Last one for today ... promised ;) I know it is very dark and gloomy, actually, I already pushed it alot.
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    Nice experiment. Yes, there is actually alot of detail in the dark parts. Maybe it should be redone with the original 16-bit scan. With 16-bits colour depth per channel there should be even more detail resolved than with 8-bit JPEG. At least from the scanning side ... not sure about the slide film itself though.

    The 16-bit scans are on an external hard drive though, so I will not dig them out tonight.
     

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