The First Pictures

As I stated in my last post, I processed my own film at home for the first time. and scanned them after the film strip hung drying several hours in the bathroom.  I have a Pakon 135 scanner, and it gives excellent results.

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Initially, with the Pakon, I was getting only negatives – I had forgotten what to check off in the software to make the negatives into positives.  Once that was figured out, the results were interesting – for some reason the Pakon will image black and white with a rather reddish tint.

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Desaturation was the key, so in LR, the saturation bar was moved to the far left, and the result was a black and white image! Now editing could begin.

The scans showed scratches and bits of debris – not sure if the debris is in the scanner (blow it out with canned air?) – but I expect the scratches were the result of my trying to roll the film onto the reel prior to developing. Fortunately, LR and Perfect Photo Suite help a lot in the post-production clean up to produce the final digital image.

Follows are some images . . . not all have been worked on, except to reduce the reddish tint.

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