The Derailer

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    A follow-up to a previous post. There were concerns that the tracks didn't lead off to where they should. Is this more interesting?

    Ektachrome 160t cross processed as C-41. One stop over exposed. Pentax K1000 50mm/f2.0 lens. C & C welcome.

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In this one I don't quite as much SEE the effect of the cross processing, and I somehow miss it just a little. It sure would have added to the photo, I think.

    That Ektachrome film that you use ... is it a high ISO film? (Sorry, I know too little about slide film brands and typse). I do see quite a bit of grain ... is that the effect of the cross processing or is it film-inherent?

    Why the one stop overexposure? That white thing in the foreground is now almost gleaming ... is that a necessary step to take when you plan to cross process your film?

    My questions are genuine.
    I really know nothing about the process.
     
  3. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    True--I'm not sure if xprocessing was the right way to use this film or at least the way to use the shot. Ektachrome is a mid-speed 160 ISO film that is balanced for tungsten lighting. It shouldn't be grainy, but the processing enhances the grain. When you cross-process, it's necessary to over-expose by one stop to enhance color saturation. You get some increas in color but have to worry about blow-out. Get some/lose some :lol:
     
  4. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I missed your first post, sorry. IMO, if you were to change you POV up 6-12" and slightly left, the tracks might flow a little better. They seem flat and not contributing in the upper right. Also not sure about that stuff in the foreground, seems a bit.....unnecessary.
     
  5. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Fair enough. I'll go walk the tracks again this weekend...just as long as it's not soul-meltingly hot, though I'm not optimistic. :lol:

    I focused on the derailer because I thought it was an interesting thing--I also liked how the lines intersected.

    Does the cross-processing (odd, muted colors) add or should I carry a roll of black and white instead?
     

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