I’ve been on a “slide trip” lately. It all began back in June while vacationing in San Francisco. I shot a roll of expired Fujichrome Provia 400X - rest in peace. I only had one roll, rest were expired Portra 400NC, and the results blew me away.
I am not the biggest color film fan. The majority of my work is black and white, mainly so I can develop and print (darkroom) at home. Also, Kodak Portra 400 and Fuji Provia 400, or any other C41 films for that matter, are all great films; however, they only work in certain locations/situations for me. In New York, for example, Kodak Portra 400 isn’t my cup of tea. I’ve seen great results from other photographers, but I am not a big fan of it for my NY photos.
On to slide…. I purchased a couple rolls of Provia 100 and used them throughout the summer here in NY. The results were stunning; New York plus perfect summer sunshine pops on slide film.
Summer is long gone and Kodak finally released / reintroduced Kodak Ektachrome E100. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyways), I had to have a few rolls to try out the new stock.
Here are a couple of (test) photos that I took during a day-trip to Coney Island. My first roll of Ektachrome. Enjoy! I am pleased with the results and the film / photos turned out exactly as expected. Some of them have that color pop vintage feel.
Film developed at a local lab here in NY and then scanned at home. Keep in mind that I haven’t calibrated my scanner yet for Ektachrome; calibration targets are on the way. I didn’t do any color correction, only applied sharpness, exposure and crop edits. Some photos were also taken with ND filter on my lens. The light wasn’t the greatest either that day. (Ok, enough with the excuses)