TPF Noob!
Jul 21, 2003
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Praktica L
Car Zeiss Sonnar 3.5/135
Ilford PAN400

... a well exposed photo-of-record

I'm not convinced the colour enhancements add to this image, though

Suggestion: have a look at this tutorial on adding catches (highlights) to the eyes


I did not add any effect just simple scan.

Thnx for suggestion


... no added colour affect?

Oh, apologies - my eyes see a distinct colour shift across the image

Have you checked your negative? is the density uniform?

Without looking at that, i'm not sure what has caused this



All the photos made from negatives have litlle green colour. It is made during process in darkroom. The negatives were made by photo studio not me.

Probably they made deviation. It is 400 ASA Ilford b/w film. Must try to shot with it again, and next time make my own negatives. :)
... oh, okay

Yes, if you have the wherewithal to develop your own B&W it is usually better

Labs often place a number of B&W films into the same developing tank (sometimes even of differing sensitivity, or ISO) to save on their time costs. The exposure latitude of B&W film means they can often get away with this cheap trick

One would need to study the negative, but, in your case, i suspect the problem is one of an incorrect "fix"

This forum has several dark room specialists - maybe they might happen along and be able to share their thoughts


it would be very difficult to assess without knowing what developer they used. i use pmk pyro and my ilford hp5 negatives, for example, are yellowish/green, but they are meant to be that way. the only thing that concerns me with this neg is the uneveness of the 'tint'.

whether the lab develops 4 rolls or 1 roll in the tank, there really isn't an issue as long as the ml/h20 is multiplied. thick or thin negs aren't really indicative of development procedures, but of exposure while in the camera.

does the neg have the uneven tint when on a light box or held up to a sunny window?
I like the shot but gotta agree that the subject has a greenish tint, it seems as though the pic is overexposed on the left and gets darker and the tint comes in as you move to the right.
I just assumed the smoke from the grill or fire was the difference in the color , but i am new to the photography game.
This is connected with problem in fim negative processing maded by the lab.
if you scan B/W use RGB mode instead of gray scale, you get some color tint depoend on scanner, software, density of the not because negatives have litlle green colour (400 ASA Ilford b/w film),green on neg should become red on print.

it not wrong scan B/W use RGB mode, actual, if you know how to manage Hue and Saturation while you're scanning, you can gain more detail and contrast control than use gray scale mode. after you finished the scan and open with photo editing program you have convert the RGB to Gray to get B/W photo. use PhotoShop?

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