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03-09-2009, 06:32 PM   #31
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Superb shots, guys! Keep 'em coming! I hesitate to include my own shots. I'll wait for a few keepers before I post.

Javier, that's one cool 'stache you got there in your prom pic.

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Most of my pics are recent. Taken with the Pentax ZX-L or the K1000 with Kodax Tri-X or Illford HP5 film.







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Superb shots, guys! Keep 'em coming! I hesitate to include my own shots. I'll wait for a few keepers before I post.

Javier, that's one cool 'stache you got there in your prom pic.
Ah, lets see them. If I can post one up with my stash, you can post up also...Lets see what you got.
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exceptional figures you've got over there, Frank...
Thanks I shoot more film than digital nowadays, my MX has been with me in the past week, haven't finished the first roll from it yet. Hopefully I'd get chance to get it done by the weekend.

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Thanks I shoot more film than digital nowadays, my MX has been with me in the past week, haven't finished the first roll from it yet. Hopefully I'd get chance to get it done by the weekend.
Frank, those portraits are superb in every way!
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Frank, those portraits are superb in every way!
Thanks Javier. Glad you like them

I wish I could take some b&w film like you've done there. Those look really nice. Pity I still haven't got the guts to develop b&w film myself yet. That's something I really wanna do but don't have time yet. The kids occupy most of my time when I'm home
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Thanks Javier. Glad you like them

I wish I could take some b&w film like you've done there. Those look really nice. Pity I still haven't got the guts to develop b&w film myself yet. That's something I really wanna do but don't have time yet. The kids occupy most of my time when I'm home
You really should try it frank; once you get the hang of loading the reel, it's just a matter of measurements and making sure the developer's at approx the right temp; I've found HP5+ and Tri-X to be pretty tolerant to deviations from the norm.
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Thanks Javier. Glad you like them

I wish I could take some b&w film like you've done there. Those look really nice. Pity I still haven't got the guts to develop b&w film myself yet. That's something I really wanna do but don't have time yet. The kids occupy most of my time when I'm home
Thanks Frank, I started to develop my own film by simply following this fellows receipt. Flickr: Discussing Developing black and white film on a budget (ish) in I Shoot Film
It is really easy.
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And Javier, I've seen you posting some great film shots over the last few months, but many of them seem pretty grainy given the film speed. I found that if you sharpen during the scan, it can over-cook the neg, accentuating grain size and harshening tone gradations and edge smoothness.

I found that I get noticeably better results turning any unsharp masking off in the scan software, and applying a mild to medium sharpening in a PP program like lightroom.

Mind you, if you don't scan your own shots, there's not much you can do short of talking to the lab.
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You really should try it frank; once you get the hang of loading the reel, it's just a matter of measurements and making sure the developer's at approx the right temp; I've found HP5+ and Tri-X to be pretty tolerant to deviations from the norm.
Yeah, I know. I'm sure I'll start to develop some film myself someday.


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Thanks Frank, I started to develop my own film by simply following this fellows receipt. Flickr: Discussing Developing black and white film on a budget (ish) in I Shoot Film
It is really easy.
Thanks for the link. I've had it bookmarked. Let's see how it goes ...
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And Javier, I've seen you posting some great film shots over the last few months, but many of them seem pretty grainy given the film speed. I found that if you sharpen during the scan, it can over-cook the neg, accentuating grain size and harshening tone gradations and edge smoothness.

I found that I get noticeably better results turning any unsharp masking off in the scan software, and applying a mild to medium sharpening in a PP program like lightroom.

Mind you, if you don't scan your own shots, there's not much you can do short of talking to the lab.
Actually, I have a love Like relationship with Grain. I love it and I like it.All my Tri-x I scan myself, and all my C41 stuff I have scanned. However, those last two I posted are tooo grainy for portraits I think.

One thing. We really need more CC here. I for one would really appreciate it.
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Javier, that Tri-X shot of your boy has a strange texture. Have you applied noise reduction on it?
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