Friday, May 8, 2015

Cross Processed Film

From Wikipedia: Cross processing (sometimes abbreviated Xpro) is the deliberate processing of photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. Color cross processed photographs are often characterized by unnatural colors and high contrast. The results of cross processing differ from case to case, as the results are determined by many factors such as the make and type of the film used, the amount of light exposed onto the film and the chemical used to develop the film.

In the case of these three rolls of film, I used slide film and had it processed in C-41 chemicals. I used different films and different cameras and got some pretty fun results. The Agfa crossbird film has been created for Xpro and has an unmistakable green tint to it; which if you've read this blog before know I adore green. It really popped in some of the macro flower shots and the beach sunset is out of this world. I also really dug the graveyard shots.

The Kodak Ektachrome Tungsten film was a purchase of mine back in the days when I worked at Milford Camera Shop. I originally purchased it to take slide shots of paintings in art galleries. The film is balanced for indoor lighting without a flash, so when you use it outdoors, it casted blue. Plus it was cross processed, so it went even farther in the color shift. For a film that's easily 12 years old and has not been kept in the fridge, I was shocked that anything came out at all! I did rate the film a stop slower than what it really was to make up for the expired film. I was really happy that I ventured down to Smiles Entertainment, aka Milford Amusement Center, because it's since been torn down. There was definitely some anxiety not knowing if the shots would come out on such an old film. I like the fact that I took photos of a place that doesn't exist anymore on a film that's long been discontinued.

Finally, I rushed through a roll on my medium format camera because I wanted to see how it would size up. I need to shoot more film on this camera! The results are so tack sharp! I managed to get both a blue tint and a green tint on this film. When I overexposed it, it leaned more green. Anyway, enough talking, enjoy the photos!

Agfa Crossbird 35mm Film

Kodak Ektachrome Tungsten 35mm Film

Fuji Provia 100, Medium Format Film

All film was developed and scanned by my buddies at Old School Photo Lab. Hit them up for all your film needs!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Easter Roundup

Didn't it feel like Easter was waaaaay too early this year? Nonetheless, my family carried on the time honored tradition of Easter Pie Day. For those new to the blog, it's an entire day of cooking the day before Easter. (Because cooking for Easter just isn't enough!) We make an obscene amount of Easter Pies, aka Pizza Gain. This year we produced 16, although the last pie was really a double wide because we were all worn out by that point. Family members come and go throughout the day and many a pie was devoured.

My day started off with my bed being stolen by these two cuties. Little did they realize Addy was so close!

Crazy morning curls!

This was the only time Hannah partook in the Easter bunny ears, but Grace loved them.

Pie filling. Unlike every other Pizza Gain recipe I've ever seen, we add rice to our pies. We think Grandma May did this to stretch the amount of pies being made, but I can't imagine them any other way.

Quinn's first taste of Easter Pie


James working the dough

Hannah digging in

Baking carnage

Easter morning, I talked the girls into a quick photo shoot. I'm still working on perfecting the white seamless backdrop, but there are a few keepers here.

My personal favorite

I goofed around with some new filters on this one.

And on to the Easter Egg Hunt! James and Aria were at another gathering this year, so it was much easier to take pictures of two crazy kids running through the yard.