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X-Pro Father and Son

X-Pro Father and Son. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS — Cross-Processed. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

X-Pro Father and Son. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS — Cross-Processed. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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18 responses

  1. polmangilog

    wow. this is a wonderful shot. -pauline

    March 13, 2009 at 3:43 AM

  2. James Gahl

    sorry i haven’t commented in a while. been away. didn’t want you to think i’d gotten tired of your photos. ha. that could never happen.

    man, looking at this shot, i marvel at your creativity. this is just stunning. it’s so good it doesn’t even seem real.

    March 13, 2009 at 3:59 AM

  3. Terry Cuvier

    Wow, wow, wow.

    March 13, 2009 at 5:02 AM

  4. Whaaaat is this?? Seriously. What does cross processing mean? So interesting!

    March 14, 2009 at 12:03 AM

  5. Nick

    Chris, can you talk (or post) a bit about this picture? I know that I’m probably violating some photography rule, but what exactly was your intent here? I just sort of see white with some small figures….

    March 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM

  6. iheartfilm

    Pauline – Thank you. It’s one of my favorites.

    James – No problem. You were one of the first to support me, and I’m sure you’ll be the last. 🙂

    Terry – Why thank you. 🙂

    Pat – Cross-processing is when you develop a film in the wrong chemistry. In this case, slide film (E-6) was developed in C-41 (color negative chemistry). (You can actually develop color negative film in E-6, resulting in a positive image, but it often comes out too thin because of the orange mask typical of color negative film.) The result of developing E-6 in C-41 is loads of extra contrast and some rather apocalyptic colors; the above image has a blown highlight because of the cross-processing; I rather like the effect. Interestingly, each film responds differently to cross-processing. Some come out green. Some (Fuji Velvia and Fuji Astia) come out red and or purple.

    Nick – lol. You’re not violating any rules. Remember, the first rule of photography is that there are no rules. Anyway, all of that white (negative) space was meant to convey both how far away the subjects were and, of course, how small they were. I could have shot this in landscape, but I wanted less earth and more sky. I shot this at a local state park that used to be a landfill. The father and son in this shot were standing on the apex of this landfill-turned-hill, the son waiting while the father rigged up a tetherball.

    The truth is, it doesn’t matter what my intent was. Whatever you see is fine with me. If you like it, that’s cool. If not, I at least hope you find it interesting. That’s really all I can hope for. Again, I greatly appreciate the support. 🙂

    March 14, 2009 at 1:43 AM

  7. I concur–it’s really very creative, not your average photo!

    March 14, 2009 at 3:21 AM

  8. iheartfilm

    Candace – Thanks. That’s the reaction I was hoping for – not your average photo. 🙂

    Chris

    March 16, 2009 at 4:18 PM

  9. Had not seen this shot until now…Wow, love this, cant argue with a creative use of negative space.

    Kyler

    March 17, 2009 at 8:39 PM

  10. Phoenix – I knew you’d appreciate it. 🙂

    Chris

    March 18, 2009 at 11:55 PM

  11. Beautiful capture and vision. Well dome. I’d love to see it in a larger size.
    btw…I had to add you to my blog roll.
    Best regards,
    Louis

    March 19, 2009 at 2:59 AM

  12. nikita|gale

    VERY nice!

    March 22, 2009 at 2:11 AM

    • Yeah, I thought this came out looking pretty cool. You know, just trying to be different . . .

      Chris

      March 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM

  13. Wolfy

    AAh! Amazing!

    April 3, 2009 at 4:45 AM

  14. Thanks. This really did turn out pretty cool.

    April 3, 2009 at 6:17 PM

  15. Kristina

    beautiful, simple. Very well done!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:10 AM

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