Week 9: Good News, Bad News

Good news – I started another roll on our trip to Newcastle at the start of the week, and finished it on a trip to Wakefield on Tuesday.

Bad news – It was Velvia slide film so I wouldn’t be able to process it myself.

Good news – I had been meaning to try FilmDev.co.uk after reading about them on Tim’s posts on 52Rolls, so here was an opportunity.

Bad news – I didn’t spot that they only process C41.

Good news – David called me and asked if I wanted the film cross-processing, so I agreed.

Bad news – I don’t really like the look of cross-processed film.

Good news – 24 hours after I dropped the film at our local post office, I got the link by email to download my pictures. An excellent service.

Bad news – I still don’t really like the look of cross-processed film!

Yashica CP Velvia (6 of 6)Yashica CP Velvia (5 of 6)Yashica CP Velvia (1 of 6)Yashica CP Velvia (1 of 1)Yashica CP Velvia (3 of 6)Yashica CP Velvia (4 of 6)

All shot on a Yashica-Mat 124G with Fuji Velvia 100. Cross-processed and scanned by FilmDev. The crazy variations in colour I guess are due to the variety of lighting conditions, from shooting straight into a low sun on the swing bridge in Newcastle, through sunny conditions outside the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, to the artificial lighting inside of the gallery. I’ll have a go at scanning them myself when I get the film back, just to see if I get different results.

Incidentally, I went to see the excellent Martin Parr show that included the picture shown above which continues to be one of my very favourite photographs. If you get the chance to go, it really is worth it.

And don’t worry, photography was permitted!

My 52 rolls so far:

Week 8: Newcastle

Week 7: 68 Miles

Week 6: Yashica Test

Week 5 continued: Bronica SQ-A

Week 5: More Nikon F2A

Week 4 continued: Nikon F2

Week 4: Farewell Lubitel

Week 3: Reset

Week 2 continued: Scanning

Week 2: Delta 3200

Week 1: Agfa Billy Record

Week 0: Late Already

31 thoughts on “Week 9: Good News, Bad News

  1. Good News: I found a bunch of cross processed Velvia that I find absolutely fantastic! They have this other-worldly look to them that cannot be produced in straight processing.

    That’s the fun of shooting color film, I guess!

    Bad News: None of them are mine to claim!

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  4. I love cross processed Velvia…but you have to be willing to embrace the surprises. The good news: These are beautiful. The bad news: I didn’t take them….but they look remarkably like some I have taken in the past so I guess that means the cross processing is somewhat consistent after all.

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  8. Love these cross processed pictures the first and last but one especially I would be happy with any if I’d taken them


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