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12-24-2008, 03:28 PM   #91
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Feliz Navidad.
I would like to share the gift I am giving my Dad this evening for Christmas. I had it printed in a 24 x 36 matt finish and put into a nice oak frame. My wife shot this with the traveling K1000 loaded with Tri-x 400 and I wish the clutter was not there. I scanned this to 2400dpi and the full size print looks much better...
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Javier - wowsa, those are some bright colors! Nice series, I think the first one is my favorite.

I'm in a bit of trouble. All my newest lenses are other than Takumar, and I don't have a Spotmatic to use until I get my ES II back from Eric. So, nothing Pentax in the chain...

So, here's a photo taken using a Yash Electro-X, a TX mount Soligor 105/2.8, and a grainy Kodak BW400CN. I'd love to compare the Soligor to the equivalent Tak!



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Here is another from this Kodak HIGH DEF 400. I am not liking the results in color. It seems overly saturated to me.It seems to covert well to black and white. Opinions please?



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Javier, yes, I tried the film also and thought it a bit carricaturish. You can try desaturating a bit. And I agree, the high contrast and saturation does give nifty b&w results.

Are these drug store scans?

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Are these drug store scans?
Yes. The desat ones do look better to me, but nothing like the black and white.
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Super-Takumar 135 3.5 on a Praktica LTL
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As I am going through my hard drive trying to organize(like that will ever happen) I cam across a few oldies.







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this is a great thread, it makes me want to run out and shoot film right now

Here's a picture from a b&w photography class I took, of my brother chopping onions:



(some of that grain might be dust when I scanned though!)

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Here's a picture from a b&w photography class I took, of my brother chopping onions:
I wonder whether a tweak of the levels could improve the contrast in that image?
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I wonder whether a tweak of the levels could improve the contrast in that image?
Hmmm, I can't seem to improve it much in PS... it's difficult to draw out more detail from the onions and shadows. I assume I either developed it too long or it was underexposed?
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Hmmm, I can't seem to improve it much in PS... it's difficult to draw out more detail from the onions and shadows.
You can certainly improve the distribution of tone. Open it in PS and add a Levels adjustment layer, then pull the right slider over to the foot of the main hump. You'll see quite a bit more detail in some of the shadow areas, and the whole picture sparkles more. Be careful you don't go too far - you'll burn out your highlights pretty quickly.
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Thank you for starting this thread.

All taken with the Asahi Pentax SP2 + 1:1.4/50
I didn't write down the film, though most of film I used during this time were over the counter generic 400-800ISO.







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QuoteOriginally posted by artobest Quote
You can certainly improve the distribution of tone. Open it in PS and add a Levels adjustment layer, then pull the right slider over to the foot of the main hump. You'll see quite a bit more detail in some of the shadow areas, and the whole picture sparkles more. Be careful you don't go too far - you'll burn out your highlights pretty quickly.
you're right, thanks!
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All taken with the Asahi Pentax SP2 + 1:1.4/50
I didn't write down the film, though most of film I used during this time were over the counter generic 400-800ISO.
Holy cow, grain to burn. Welcome aboard.
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Here is some grain from me

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