This roll of film had a rough end to it. I don’t remember having any trouble, but I must have fumbled it, taking it out of the camera, because I definitely lost a few frames to light damage. For others, some shown here, I had to do some pretty hefty repairs in Photoshop. As well, I think that something must have rested against the emulsion side as it was drying, otherwise, I can’t explain some of the distortion in the last frame, below.
I received a tip, back in December of last year, that there would be a steam train pulling into Oxford Central. So, there I was, on the day. I had myself planted and ready to take a great money shot of the locomotive pulling into the station, when some woman stepped out, right in front of me to take a mobile phone snap. Thanks, lady. Well, I still got a few shots that made me happy, even still. (Ha!)
This guy above was being scolded by the platform attendant for going over the yellow line, despite repeated warnings.
This last shot was taken in the Ashmolean Museum, and it took the most light damage. Even though I liked the composition and the weird effect of the emulsion damage that I mentioned earlier, I was still going to write it off. When my wife saw it and immediately mourned for it, I decided to do some tinkering with the scanned image. I usually don’t spend much time digitally manipulating my images, so I enjoyed the attempt to save this one. Think of it as my tribute to Escher.
* Rolleiflex 3,5F Planar *
* Ilford Delta 400 *
* Developed in Ilford DD-X *
* Epson V500 scanner *
* Photoshop CS6 *