In Atlanta with some old Ektachrome 200

Atlanta 2017
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Fox Theatre – Atlanta 2017
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Mary Macs Tea Rooms
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Kodak Building #1 – Atlanta 2017
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Kodak Building #2 – Atlanta 2017
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Kodak Building #3 – Atlanta 2017
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Atlanta 2017
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Kodak Building #5 – Atlanta 2017

It seemed a good idea at the time to shoot some expired slide film, I don’t shoot much colour stock but I do have a bit of a track record with expired film.

1990 Ektachrome 200 though?

The seller said it had been stored correctly but none the less I took advice and shot it at about 25 ISO and hoped for the best. I had seen pictures of this Kodak building and it was on my “must visit” list.

The negatives are dense…..to be honest I think I could have gotten away with rating the film at 100, although old the rolls had clearly been stored pretty well.

Scanning cross processed film is more of an art than a science, on my Epson V500 I scanned as colour negative and 48bit colour, 1200 DPI. I set the Red, Green and Blue channels so that shadows and highlights were not clipped and contrast in each to medium. now darkroom work is my first love and I’m a bit of a newbie at scanning colour so I made notes, and they tell me I imported into my ancient version of Photoshop elements and in LEVELS I brought in the highlights and in the EDIT window fiddled with the RGB settings HUE/SAT settings to get a kind of retro feel, which is what I was after with this film but had no idea if Id get there.

So I’m fairly happy with the grainy, odd colours that I ended up with and have 4 more rolls tucked away

 

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