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Caguas through Twin Lenses

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by ajramirez, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
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  2. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Another set of beautiful light and atmosphere, Antonio. I especially like #4.
     
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  3. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    More MF Goodness! Really like the carousel one!
     
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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thanks all!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  5. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    #2 and #3 are my fav. The opened lack and unfinished hole adds a lot of thought to #2. #1 is nicely exposed and framed but just lacks drama. What's your workflow to final digital image?

    Gary
     
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Develop in D76 diluted 1:1 at room temperature, which this time was 84F, reducing the development time by 15 seconds for each degree in excess of 68F, for a development time of 6 1/2 minutes. Initial agitation for 5 seconds and for 5 seconds every 30 seconds thereafter. Kodak Indicator Stop Bath for 30 seconds, continuous agitation, and fixing using Kodak fixer for 8 minutes. Washing and final rinse with Photo Flo.

    Scanned using an Epson V500 and Epson Scan. Using Professional Mode, scanned as a B&W negative, 48 bit (otherwise, I cannot use Silver Efex if I need to), 3200dpi, auto exposure on, unsharp mask off. I play with the levels if the highlights or shadows look clipped. Save as TIFF.

    Open in PS CS5. Wide radius Unsharp mask (10-15%, Radius 60, Threshold 0), Unsharp mask (150%, Radius 3.0, Threshold 1), Curves adjustment layer and B&W adjustment layer (otherwise, they have a slight tone to them). If control points are needed, skip the curves and B&W adjustment layers and open in Silver Efex. I believe I used Silver Efex on photos 3 and 4.

    Print on Epson Premium Photo Luster paper on an Epson 3800.

    That's all!

    Thanks!

    Antonio
     
  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Thanks, your warmer temp will increase the grain a bit (but you already know that). I mainly was wondering about your scanning process/equipment as I'm looking for a scanner.

    Gary
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    It's wonderful how the film/processing have opened up the shadows.
     
  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
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