Oregon Coastline 2

I finally got around to scanning the medium-format negatives I shot in Oregon last year. Overall, I’m very pleased with the results—amazed, actually. Besides a yellow cast on the film, probably due to the flatbed scanner color-shifting negative to positive, and two examples where I double-exposed the film, I got a handful of beautiful shots on one roll. For these shots, I cheated with the light meter on my Canon, shooting the scene first digitally and then transferring the shutter speed and aperture settings to the Rolleicord. Now that I’ve got a better grasp of that relationship, I can take full advantage of the camera’s potential.

This is enough success to consider buying a flatbed scanner with a transparency adapter and shooting a lot more medium-format film. Can anyone with color developing experience tell me if it’s stupidly expensive to do at home, or more complicated than black and white?

Date posted: December 7, 2007 | Filed under photography | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to Oregon Coastline 2

  1. tbtine says:

    I’m guessing this is another rhetorical query of the internets of the same variety as whether or not you should purchase a Vespa…

  2. the idiot says:

    Yeah, I should have probably called this post “Dear Lazyweb…”

  3. tbtine says:

    Does my experience in college count or no? I *was* a photojournalism minor with experience in old school b/w and color dark room experience…