Interesting Times

I was pleased to come across some Fuji 200 on line, so I bought three 3-packs.  I loaded some in my Retina Reflex and took a short walk around the block to shoot some local color with the early morning light.  Then I got on my bike and rode over to Albuquerque’s Botanical Garden which was recently reopened to visitors.

Half the pictures lived up to my expectations for the Retina Reflex and its fine Xenon lens.

The rest of the roll showed a variety of bizarre colors and surface imperfections.  Here is the first scan from the roll:

Some tinkering with colors in Photoshop yielded something closer to reality, but not really much better.

Click on the next one to see the dense array of horizontal striations across the whole surface of the image.

I don’t have an explanation of what happened with this roll of film.  Nor do I have any idea of how I should proceed now.  The C-41 kit was some re-packaged Unicolor from the Film Photography Project, and this was just the fourth roll through the batch.  The Fuji film came from Freestyle.I was pleased to come across some Fuji 200 on line, so I bought three 3-packs.  I loaded some in my Retina Reflex and took a short walk around the block to shoot some local color with the early morning light.  Then I got on my bike and rode over to Albuquerque’s Botanical Garden which was recently reopened to visitors.
Half the pictures lived up to my expectations for the Retina Reflex and its fine Xenon lens.
The rest of the roll showed a variety of bizarre colors and surface imperfections.  Here is the first scan from the roll:
Some tinkering with colors in Photoshop yielded something closer to reality, but not really much better.
Click on the next one to see the dense array of horizontal striations across the whole surface of the image.
I don’t have an explanation of what happened with this roll of film.  Nor do I have any idea of how I should proceed now.  The C-41 kit was some re-packaged Unicolor from the Film Photography Project, and this was just the fourth roll through the batch.  The Fuji film came from Freestyle.Read MoreFuji 300, Kodak Retina Reflex, Schneider Xenon, Unicolor C-41Photography & Vintage Film Cameras

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