salvageable?

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by JonMikal, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,262
    Likes Received:
    327
    this is one of my first shots from 1978 with my minolta srt-100 :) i found the negative tonight in a drawer and immediately scanned it. i was saddened when i saw the result..i misplaced it years ago, hence the scratches and all. is there a way to repair the negative or a print? i always liked this shot.

    i also found a bunch of IR color slides that i haven't scanned yet. hope they turn out better than this.

    OTE

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Nikon Fan

    Nikon Fan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,524
    Likes Received:
    49
    I would think it would take some cloning work...but doesn't look terribly hard...just time consuming, but I bet it can be salvaged...
     
  3. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    5,136
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Grimsby, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    well, you knew i was going to have a crack at it!! nice shot!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. ShutteredEye

    ShutteredEye TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My thoughts exactly.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well, the answer's been given already by Raymond! Great work. To be said about both of you...

    ... so you undug your photos taken ages ago? I should start digging some, too. I know there's a box of slides taken by me with my Rollei35 (that was the first "real" camera I ever had and I got it in 1973, I would think, when I was 13) in 1975 in the course of a five-day-school excursion. Some photos are surprisingly ok, if I remember right ...
     
  6. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,262
    Likes Received:
    327
    wow, thanks Raymond. maybe i could send you the large file? ;)
     
  7. Jeff/fotog

    Jeff/fotog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    East Coast
    You stinker Raymond Barlow, you beat me to it!

    Of course, IR is sooo unpredictable that you never know what in the world you are going to wind up with as a negative.

    But now you're all set with a great image, thanks to Raymond.

    www.jefferyraymond.com
     
  8. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    5,136
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Grimsby, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    sure Jon, I would be happy to work on it for you., cloning is quite easy.
     
  9. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lala Land
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Something to try out. Sounds gross but I swear it works.... an old darkroom trick for scratched negs is to wipe the side of your nose with your finger and smear the skin oil on the emulsion side of the neg. Just wipe evenly then print. Not sure how it works when you scan things but it worked on all but the worst scratches when I printed either in a darkroom or with a machine. It might save you a bit of PS time and it's free thanks to mother nature. :lol: Oh.... by the way. Make sure you clean the neg afterwards. You don't want to leave your skin oils on it.
     
  10. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,262
    Likes Received:
    327
    thanks Tammy! i'll give it a go.
     
  11. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you print this in the traditional manner, and nose grease doesn't work, the scratches, dust, etc... can be spotted out of the print.
     
  12. bluesaphyer

    bluesaphyer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    This also works well for scratched CDs and DVDs. :)

    Julie
     

Share This Page