14 - Bar Restaurante El Puerto, Javea Port, Olympus XA/Kodak Color Plus/Epson 2480 scanner

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skida on July 2, 2009

Nice shot, David. It reminds me of the many holidays I have had in Spain and the isles. "Dos cervesas, por favor!" I like the colours, though I guess the building would have been blindingly white on the day, so this will be the "authentic, through the sunglasses" look.


David Wilson on July 2, 2009

That was the intention of going down to the port. Throw some heavy duty contrast at the film and see how well it coped. Very well - better than digital.

Indeed - glaring white. I was truing to hold onto the texture in the plaster and not let it burn out. You can see how bright it was by how dark the sky has gone. reminds me of ski photos.

skida on July 2, 2009

I'm guessing the camera set f16 at a 500th or a 1000th. I have a shot of a white building in sunlight taken at the Lakes with the Kodak digital and I was quite impressed that it appears bright white but with the texture retained. Maybe this digital lark isn't all bad! :)

David Wilson on July 2, 2009

I wasn't paying much attention. The XA is an aperture priority automatic. I was just adjusting the fstops occasionally to ensure the shutter speed needle wasnt banging the top of the scale in the viewfinder without worrying to much about what the fstop was. with a 28mm lens the DOF is big enough at all fstops that you dont worry about it too much. You know that everything is likely to be in focus - except as on the wind on frame, camera at infinity on a cat 3 feet away! I think I was a stop or two more. 500th at f8 or 11. My impression is that Kodak Color Plus has good exposure latitude - designed with tourists in mind - usable prints possible even if the exposure is well off in either direction. I think what it lacks is a greater subtlety in colour differentiation, especially in highly saturated colours and tonal gradation that you see in the professional Kodak film.

skida on July 3, 2009

I have a film scanner! Got it free off Freecycle! It hasn't got a neg strip mask, but I will either find one or make one. Now all I have to do is learn how to use it. I have tried a few slides but the results are so far disappointing so I am searching the 'net for a manual.

David Wilson on July 4, 2009

The neg strip / slide strip holder is essential, as it holds the neg flat in the plane of focus. The DOF of a film scanner is miniscule. Good luck with your new toy.

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