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Moray Firth

The first three pictures this week were taken in Scotland in the very early seventies on my trusty old Pracktica Super TL with Kodak Ektachrome slide film, and as you will note the scanning of these old slides has brought a bit of grain in.

This picture is of the Moray Firth taken from a viewpoint on the Black Isle, not far from Inverness.  Although the lighting is not great I was lucky that some sunlight just picked out the bracken in the foreground.

 

Moray Firth

The first three pictures this week were taken in Scotland in the very early seventies on my trusty old Pracktica Super TL with Kodak Ektachrome slide film, and as you will note the scanning of these old slides has brought a bit of grain in.

This picture is of the Moray Firth taken from a viewpoint on the Black Isle, not far from Inverness.  Although the lighting is not great I was lucky that some sunlight just picked out the bracken in the foreground.

 

comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Jun 2008, 02:21
I am always in awe of those of you who scan their film photos and come up with shots like this. Well done, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, for some reason I get reasonable scans from slides but not from negatives, I haven't cracked the secret of that yet.
I used to have a Pracktika, a much underrated camera. This scan has a lovely feel of early colour.
Brian Walbey: I've still got my trusty old Pracktica Bill and used it for all my colour slides until recently with a Weston 5 Incident light meter for the exposure. I used to really like Ektachrome film.
You did a very good slide scanning job Brian. I like the colours restitution! Very nice lighting in the foreground.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, as it was a bit dull that day I was lucky with the foreground.
  • FLOOG
  • THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND
  • 16 Jun 2008, 19:35
Looks amazing. The colours are great considering it's seventies origins. A very nice scene
Brian Walbey: There is a couple more to follow this week which I hope you like as well.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 16 Jun 2008, 20:28
remarkably considering the date taken Briansmile
Brian Walbey: I may start looking at a few of my older slides to see if there is anything worth scanning and showing Tim. Thanks for your comment.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jun 2008, 21:09
Amazing job here, I never tried to scan slides, I think I just give it a try, even with my B&W negatives.
Love the view very much.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your kind comment Astrid, I seem to be able to scan slides but can't get to terms with negatives for some reason.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jun 2008, 23:29
It's amazing how different scanned colour transparencies and negatives look compared to digital - there's a completely different feel to them. I quite like the grain in this. It's a bit of a pain scanning them in though and trying to get rid of all the dust spots afterwards!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, the colour of slides in the 70's was quite a bit different to slides today, particularly the film I used. As for dust, I put the image through most of the choices on the Noise Filter and then set to work woth the Clone tool to finish off.

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