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Daffodil

Daffodil. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Daffodil. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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16 responses

  1. You seem to be getting pretty good colour from your scans. What scanner are you using?

    May 15, 2009 at 1:19 AM

    • Epson V500 – just a cheap flatbed. For the price ($150 new), I can’t complain, but dedicated film scanners blow it out of the water. The V500 is pretty terrible with most color films (negative or positive) but adequate with quite a few black and white films. I’ve pretty much resorted to shooting only the films that scan the best. The film I used for this shot (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS) scans better than most slide films.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:54 AM

  2. “dedicated film scanners blow it out of the water”

    I wouldn’t say that. I’ve been using an older Nikon Coolscan IV and I’m not happy with how it’s scanning my old Kodachromes.

    May 15, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    • Welcome to the hell that is Kodachrome scanning. Very few scanners can properly handle it (although a change in software may help). My friend had a Coolscan IV (now broken) and he scanned some of my slides/negatives for comparison; it definitely beat the V500, sometimes handily.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:30 AM

  3. fotofocus

    I miss my scanner, a Minolta Scan Elite 5400 was great but has now died.

    May 15, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    • You know I was just reading about that scanner (creepy); actually, the 5400 II. Seems like a decent scanner, although it does appear prone to all kinds of issues.

      May 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM

  4. Yay, you’re back!!!!!

    May 15, 2009 at 4:35 AM

  5. Camilla

    MY first though was: “Awww, yellow!” The colors makes me so happy. 🙂 Nice and different picture of a flower.

    May 15, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    • Thanks. Yellow is tough to photograph, but I think this turned out alright.

      May 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

  6. Bo

    Nice. Very yellow! But then, I love yellow!

    May 15, 2009 at 9:01 PM

  7. That pollen could almost make me sneeze! Awesome shot!

    May 15, 2009 at 11:15 PM

  8. This is so nice to see the colours comming back in spring. Yellow is sometimes difficult to catch, – you did it well here 🙂

    May 17, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    • With film, yellow is ALWAYS difficult to catch. 🙂

      May 18, 2009 at 3:15 AM

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