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09-14-2020, 11:32 AM   #9391
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QuoteOriginally posted by longbow Quote
Fog & wildfire smoke yesterday morning on the Columbia River ...
Here we had some smoke like fog but with a sepia cast in the light. I should have tried some color film too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Here we had some smoke like fog but with a sepia cast in the light. I should have tried some color film too.
Saturday & Sunday was both thick fog and heavy smoke, you literally couldn't see past the pilings, no color to it just white, great for b&w film. Took the 6x7 back there today, just heavy smoke but could faintly see to the other side of the river.
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Another smoke-filled air at Mukilteo Park.

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Soon to be the old ferry terminal location

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Some more recently dev/scan... take with Exakta VXIIa/Steinheil 55/1.9 and Nikon F2A 50/1.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Here we had some smoke like fog but with a sepia cast in the light. I should have tried some color film too.
I went out Sunday with some Kodak Gold to shoot the smoke over False Creek, here in Vancouver. Will see how they turn out, it was pretty bad that day smoke wise.

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I went out Sunday with some Kodak Gold to shoot the smoke over False Creek, here in Vancouver. Will see how they turn out, it was pretty bad that day smoke wise.

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Okay. I need to shoot some color just so I can develop some rolls taken back in July. I wait until I get enough rolls to mix up a batch of color chemicals.

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Based on website description, i didn't think i'd enjoy the retro 80s, but you have proven my assumptions incorrect. you have lovely contrast and tone in that shot. I love the dog's expression lol.
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Based on website description ...
What in the film's description made it unappealing? The film has a very low base + fog density.
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What in the film's description made it unappealing? The film has a very low base + fog density.
I don't know about the 80S (this was a commercial scan) but the RPX25 (in 120 format) was the curliest film I have ever tried to scan. I was trying to do a fluid scan, and it kept curling-up and pulling away from the glass even under a piece of acetate. A right royal PITA...

The thing I like about these Retro 80S shots is that the blue skies really darken with an orange filter giving a nice contrast between clouds and sky.

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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I don't know about the 80S (this was a commercial scan) but the RPX25 (in 120 format) was the curliest film I have ever tried to scan. I was trying to do a fluid scan, and it kept curling-up and pulling away from the glass even under a piece of acetate. A right royal PITA...

The thing I like about these Retro 80S shots is that the blue skies really darken with an orange filter giving a nice contrast between clouds and sky.

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Retro 80S curls badly too when first developed. RPX 25 and 80S appear to have the same film base which gives them a unique clarity among films. And after being stored in archive sleeves for a while, these films will flatten out. But who wants to wait that long though before scanning? RPX 25 doesn't curl in sheet film. The sheets are so thin they can be difficult to handle/load that film too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
What in the film's description made it unappealing? The film has a very low base + fog density.
I'm trying to find what I read...

Grainy and dark is what I remember reading, but i can't find it that description anywhere.

Eh, i'll admit my memory is fading. Either way, i'm now considering picking some up.
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I'm trying to find what I read...

Grainy and dark is what I remember reading, but i can't find it that description anywhere.

Eh, i'll admit my memory is fading. Either way, i'm now considering picking some up.
I wouldn't say it's a grainy film in general. It, like RPX 25, can exhibit a 'short-toe' charactoristic ( a reference to the shape of the film's characteristic curve - its response to increasing exposure) when developed with say Rodinal. If you like deep, crushed blacks without having to hack the look in an image editor, there you go. But when developed with something like D-23 (and similar) it's a more forgiving film with more shadow detail in my experience with 80S/RPX 25 so far. Of course YMMV.
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