Medium Doha Night Skyline Velvia Rescan

Mamiya M645 with Fuji Velvia 100 (not 100F) slide (colour reversal) film. ColorPerfect's ColorPos module used to gain finer control over the exposure.

 

This is a rescan using my Coolscan 9000 ED. The original NPCS scan I had posted is here:

www.flickr.com/photos/samagnew/4326771291/

  • abdul ahad khan 5y

    niceee!
  • Eduardo Romero 5y

    You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. People don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

    Mt 5:14–16
  • Sam Agnew 5y

    Can I fave a comment? Thanks, e_romero!

    Sam
  • Waleed Al-Mushiri 5y

    Great shot and nice scan :)
  • Gary L. Quay 5y

    It's eerie and otherworldly like an alien landscape. The buildings look like they were designed by The Jetsons. Impressive image.

    --Gary
  • Olivier.Koenig 5y

    Wooow.

    Very nice.
  • Charles Masters 5y

    A stunning photograph. the colour reversal has worked extremely well.

    I'd love to know what the cranes are pointing at in the sky, though.
  • Sam Agnew 5y

    I just want to be clear, Charles, that we are talking about what was once called "colour reversal film" or "chrome" or even "slide film". It refers to the technology of the film, not the colour. The colour is natural. This is the sort of film which you can look at with nothing but a window.
  • Sam Agnew 5y

    Don't know why the cranes point up. Someone in the construction business may know more.
  • Charles Masters 5y

    Ahhh, slide film, I did get mixed up with colour reversal, it's a filter I've used on accessions in PS and I assumed it was a similar filter in ColourPerfect's ColourPro.

    As you take nothing but film I should have realised....still a stunning photograph.
  • Sorin Furcoi 5y

    Nice...creative colors...
  • Sam Agnew 5y

    Thanks for the faves, Apple_Pie, hz536n, si_griffiths, Through a lens darkly and Brooklyn Moon Lizard!
  • Pedro Lopez 5y

    Fantastica
  • Rodrigo Valle Teixeira 4y

    Hmmm... This re-scan looks worse than the lab scan you posted previously.
    Less contrast, muted colors...
  • Sam Agnew 4y

    Did you look at them large, Rodrigo? The colour is truer on this and it is more detailed and free of the over sharpening of the lab scan. Ultimately, contrast is a matter of taste. The higher contrast of the lab scan, however, came from its crushed blacks because it couldn't see into the shadows. I'm not a fan of that sort of contrast!
  • Rodrigo Valle Teixeira 4y

    Sam Agnew I fully agree that contrast is a matter of taste, and if you feel the re-scan has truer colors to what you recall from the scene, that's perfectly fine.
    My issue is with the exposure as a whole for the re-scan. If you look at the palm trees in the bottom center, you lost most details to blown highlights. Also there is no more black anywhere, the bottom right is now a solid dark gray with no details, instead of a solid black.

    Don't get me wrong, though, I love the composition and the colors, and I am a fan of your Velvia shots.
  • Sam Agnew 4y

    Nice to have a good discussion on this. You've certainly had me thinking a bit more about how I do things.
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